The average salary for a Late-Career Senior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills is $69,294.
Is Senior Accountant your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
$53k - $88k
$581 - $10k
$1k - $9k
$53k - $92k
Your Market Worth Over Time
How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.
Job Description for Senior Accountant
Senior accountants are the lead "numbers" people in any company with an accounting division. They are responsible for keeping a company financially organized. They must be talented in mathematics and organized so as not to miss any financial information. Even missing one number in the thousands of numbers they see every year can completely change the standing and decisions of their company executives. So, it is imperative that they be accurate. Senior accountants also will often manage team…Read more
Senior Accountant Tasks
- Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
- Investigate budget and variance issues.
- Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
- Maintain general ledger as needed.
- Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
Senior Accountant Job Listings
Search for more jobs
Popular Skills for Senior Accountant
Skills in Financial Reporting, Month-End Close and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant
An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,133 based on 16 salaries. An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,167 based on 2,099 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,678 based on 3,293 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,288 based on 2,525 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 14.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.3% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 7,933 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
$33k - $68k
$48k - $111k
$29k - $55k
$39k - $71k
$39k - $63k
$46k - $81k
$41k - $103k
$49k - $101k
$55k - $123k
$63k - $101k