The average salary for a Late-Career Senior Accountant with Auditing skills is $66,082.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting, Month-End Close, Financial Analysis and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant
An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,664 based on 592 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,879 based on 555 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,913 based on 370 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.6% more) and San Francisco, California (25.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (5.6% less).
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