Senior accounting clerks have the receipts, literally. Their duties include, but are not limited to, receiving and processing daily invoices, performing audits, overseeing payroll, organizing accounting statements, and general bookkeeping activities. They also supervise the junior members of their team and are often involved in their training.
You don't have to hold a college diploma to become a senior accounting clerk. However, degrees in accounting, business, finance, or management do give you an edge on the job market. Experience is generally more valuable to employers than a formal education. Most companies require at least three years of prior experience as a finance or accounts clerk.
The average American senior accounting clerk earns roughly about $41,000 a year. That's more or less $20 an hour. Senior accounting clerks in technology, health care, and insurance industries earn slightly higher yearly salaries. More specifically, companies like the Avis Budget Group can offer their senior accounting clerks a whopping $55,000 a year.