$59,968
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,880

Profit Sharing

$2,008

Commission

$1,700

The average pay for a Senior Staff Accountant is $59,968 per year.

$47,793 - $75,756
$48K
$60K
$76K
MEDIAN: $59,968
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50%
90%

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$17.97 - $33.04
$18
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $25.43
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$0$78K
Salary $47,793 - $75,756
Bonus $507 - $7,115
Profit Sharing $438 - $5,713
Commission $1,700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,425 - $78,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,728
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $17.97 - $33.04
Overtime $26.48 - $45.80
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $507 - $7,115
Commission $1,700
Profit Sharing $438 - $5,713
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$47,425 - $78,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 186

Job Description for Senior Staff Accountant

Senior staff accountants are responsible for overseeing all aspects of a company’s accounting. Some specialization may occur in larger organizations, but senior staff accountants generally verify payroll information, review billing details on a monthly basis, prepare and post journal entries, and maintain the balance sheet. In the short term, they track cash and credit payments and rectify banking information on a daily basis. In some firms, senior staff accountants may also track sales tax or other specialized tax information. Longer-term projects include analyzing yearly performance data for presentation to management, which involves comparing prior projections to actual performance, adjusting and creating a new forecast, and investigating any anomalies in the accounting data. Senior staff accountants also assist with auditing as needed.

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Senior Staff Accountant Tasks

  • Lead month end reporting and analysis of fixed costs and balance sheet analysis.
  • Create and file tax documents, and implement processes to ensure financial integrity.
  • Assist with annual and quarterly budgets, forecasts, and reports, including profits/losses by business unit.
  • Track data and compile internal reports on assets, liabilities, and expenses.

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Common Career Paths for Senior Staff Accountant


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Senior Staff Accountants who transition into a Finance Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $105K per year. Becoming an Accounting Manager or a Senior Accountant is often the next step for a Senior Staff Accountant.

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Popular Skills for Senior Staff Accountant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budgeting, Tax Compliance, Auditing, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable. Those proficient in General Ledger Accounting are, more often than not, also skilled in Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Staff Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Staff Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Staff Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 354 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Staff Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 344 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 299 salaries. A Senior Staff Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 140 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

12%

7%

3%

-2%

-4%

National Average: $60,723

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Staff Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Staff Accountant?

Senior Staff Accountant in Jacksonville:
"Traffic is horrible. Lots of things to do and places to ear."
Pros: People are nice.
Cons: Pay is bad and not appreciated at work.

Senior Staff Accountant in Indianapolis:
Pros: I like the atmosphere and the other employees.
Cons: The stress can be high at times.

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Key Stats for Senior Staff Accountant

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 335 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Senior Staff Accountant Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$61,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Senior Staff Accountant Salaries

▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Month-End Close
▼1%


Financial Analysis
▼1%

General Ledger Accounting
▼2%








▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 335 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%