Senior accountants are responsible for reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining a general ledger. They must be able to prepare month-end close procedures. It may benefit them to have experience collaborating or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants.
They may be required to have a bachelors' degree, though some institutions also accept high school diplomas or GED. It might be beneficial to have experience as an accounting associate, accounts payable clerk, or staff accountant.
Senior accountants can expect to make an average salary of $74,759 per year, or $35.94 per hour. They may even earn more, as there are many benefits to additional payments. Their employers will expect them to be excellent in analysis to analyze financial reports and forecasts. If they are perfect in research, they can earn more.