The average salary for a Senior Staff Accountant with Auditing skills is $62,988.
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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 that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, Month-End Close 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 $63,589 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Senior Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,182 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,499 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,626.
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Employees with Senior Staff Accountant in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 4.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (3.2% more) and Portland, Oregon (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Lowell, Massachusetts (20.0% less).
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