The average salary for a Senior Staff Accountant with Payroll Administration skills is $59,569.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Senior Staff Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in General Ledger Accounting, Month-End Close, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Excel and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Staff Accountant
An early career Senior Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,148 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Senior Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,278 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,252 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,335.
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Employees with Senior Staff Accountant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 19.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Blue Ash, Ohio (16.4% more) and New York, New York (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (16.1% less).
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