The average salary for a Senior Accountant with Financial Analysis skills is $67,910.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Senior Accountant are from the companies CliftonLarsonAllen, EY (Ernst & Young) and Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Reported salaries are highest at Yale University where the average pay is $79,987. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and Seaboard Marine, Ltd., earning around $75,137 and $73,252, respectively. CliftonLarsonAllen pays the lowest at around $65,364. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and AT&T Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,585 and $69,096, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in Financial Reporting and Month-End Close are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable, Microsoft Excel and General Ledger Accounting.
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 $60,550 based on 13 salaries. An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,662 based on 1,286 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,969 based on 1,829 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,478 based on 1,305 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,875.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 12.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.6% less).
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