The average salary for a Senior Staff Accountant in Houston, Texas is $63,145.
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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 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 and General Ledger Accounting.
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 $62,334 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Senior Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 14 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Staff Accountant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (5.6% more) and New York, New York (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (2.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.4% less).
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