Average Senior Accounting Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Accounting Manager is $98,926.
MEDIAN $98,926
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$64k - $136k
$3k - $21k
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$2k - $23k
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$64k - $148k

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Job Description for Senior Accounting Manager

Senior Accounting Manager Tasks
  • Ensure that accounting systems, processes and procedures are in place and followed by all members of accounting department.
  • Develop training documentation and programs in order to improve staff efficiency and streamline processes.
  • Develop, prepare, and review financial statements and reports.
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, and yearly budget and forecast reports for delivery to upper management.
  • Coordinate staff audit schedules and establish timelines for completion of achievable project goals.

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Senior Accounting Manager
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Corporate Controller
Accounting Director
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Popular Skills for Senior Accounting Manager

Skills in Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable, Financial Analysis, General Ledger Accounting and Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accounting Manager

An early career Senior Accounting Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,660 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accounting Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,973 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Senior Accounting Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,467 based on 378 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,128.
Employees with Senior Accounting Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.0% more) and Denver, Colorado (16.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.4% less).

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