$57,388
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,923

Profit Sharing

$1,500

A Senior Staff Accountant with Microsoft Office skills earns an average salary of $56,791 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$47,807 - $73,134
$48K
$57K
$73K
MEDIAN: $57,388
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50%
90%

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$17.65 - $30.64
$18
$26
$31
MEDIAN: $25.97
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$0$75K
Salary $47,807 - $73,134
Bonus $727 - $7,458
Profit Sharing $100 - $5,500
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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$46,647 - $75,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 210
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $17.65 - $30.64
Overtime $27.18 - $49.72
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $727 - $7,458
Profit Sharing $100 - $5,500
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).
)
$46,647 - $75,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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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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 $55,000 based on 54 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 $58,000 based on 50 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 $61,000 based on 51 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 $64,000 based on 25 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Staff Accountant

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Senior Staff Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%