The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Staff Accountant with Financial Reporting skills is $63,922.
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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 Accounts Payable, Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, Month-End Close and General Ledger Accounting.
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 $57,129 based on 6 salaries. An early career Senior Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,254 based on 204 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,037 based on 180 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,947.
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Employees with Senior Staff Accountant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (14.4% more) and Dallas, Texas (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.2% less) and Houston, Texas (0.1% less).
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