Candidates for senior accountant positions should possess solid communication, technology, organizational and analytical skills. Companies hiring senior accountants generally look for at least three years’ experience, along with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. A CPA, CGMA or CMA also is preferred. Reconciling sub-ledger to general ledger account balancesPreparing financial statementsSupporting month-end and year-end closePreparing financial statements, journal entries and account reconciliationsAssessing internal controls, including risk assessments and reviews of risk areasAssisting with budget preparation and preparing the monthly budget variance analysesMaintaining and reconciling fixed assets schedulesAssisting with initial internal control evaluationsSupervising accounting staff Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can help you with your senior accountant general accounting staffing needs.
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Salary for Senior Accountant General Accounting
$71,500 - $101,000
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile Accounting Manager – General Accounting $82,250 $102,000 $117,750 Staff Accountant – General Accounting $53,750 $65,000 $81,000 Entry-Level Staff Accountant – General Accounting $44,500 $54,250 $61,000
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