The average salary for a Senior Staff Accountant is $60,979.
Is Senior Staff Accountant your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
$48k - $77k
$517 - $7k
$304 - $6k
$930 - $3k
$48k - $79k
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 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 …Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Staff Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Senior Staff Accountant are from the companies Simon Property Group, Inc., Anstiss & Co., P.C. and Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Simon Property Group, Inc. where the average pay is $64,951. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., earning around $64,553. Anstiss & Co., P.C. pays the lowest at around $49,500. Skoda Minotti also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $57,346.
Explore the most common career paths for Senior Staff Accountant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Senior Staff Accountant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)
Senior Staff Accountant Job Listings
Popular Skills for Senior Staff Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in General Ledger Accounting, Month-End Close, Financial Reporting and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Staff Accountant
An entry-level Senior Staff Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,989 based on 12 salaries. An early career Senior Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,533 based on 575 salaries. A mid-career Senior Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,150 based on 482 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,497 based on 501 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,809.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Senior Staff Accountant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 13.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (9.4% more) and San Diego, California (7.7% more).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,831 survey responses.