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Accounting Supervisor

  • Responsible for the supervision of accounting professionals.
  • Oversees calculating, posting, verifying, and typing duties to obtain and record financial data for use in maintaining accounting and statistical records.
  • Leads most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
  • Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

2010 Accounting Supervisor Base Salary

2010 Accounting Supervisor Base Salary

Source: Abrashoff Salary Guide 2010

Notes:

Average Base Salary By Company Size

  • Small – Based on less than $50 million in annual sales, all industries. This figure represents the national average.
  • Medium – Based on $50-$200 million in annual sales, all industries. This figure represents the national average.
  • Large – Based on greater than $200 million in annual sales, all industries. This figure represents the national average.

 

Accounts Payable Supervisor

  • Supervises most activities in the accounts payable function.
  • Ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintains accurate records and control reports.
  • Responsible for preparing accounts payable register and related reports. Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Accounts Receivable Supervisor

  • Supervises activities in the accounts receivable function.
  • Responsible for collection activities such as sending follow-up inquiries, negotiating with past due accounts, maintaining cash receipts and referring accounts to collection agencies.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Auditing Supervisor

  • Oversees the auditing of the accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization.
  • Inspects and audits the operations and financials of the organization and reports any evidence of fraud.
  • Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Billing Supervisor

  • Supervises the preparation of bills and invoices, the calculation of sales and charge slips, and verification of billing with accounts receivable ledger.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Budgeting Supervisor

  • Oversees the review of expenditures and preparation of operating budgets for various departments to ensure conformance to budgetary limits.
  • Facilitates the analysis of overruns/underruns, actual spending and revenue, and prepares a variety of statistical reports.
  • Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Cost Accounting Supervisor

  • Oversees the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits.
  • Identifies and examines costs inconsistent with projected values.
  • Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Credit and Collections Supervisor

  • Supervises the activities in the credit and collections department.
  • Oversees the processing and verification of applications for credit and the solicitation for
    payment on overdue accounts.
  • Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Financial Reporting Supervisor

  • Supervises employees responsible for the preparation and distribution of annual and/or quarterly financial statements for external use.
  • Ensures that all documentation complies with company regulations, professional standards, and SEC and GAAP reporting guidelines.
  • May serve as a liaison with external auditors.
  • Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Payroll Supervisor

  • Supervises the processing of payroll data. Ensures that computing, withholding, or deductions associated with net pay is done properly.
  • Organizes and reviews forms associated with federal, state, and local authorities, such as W-2s.
  • Oversees the distribution of paychecks or arranges direct deposit programs.
  • Ensures payroll records are updated and reports on any matters of interest.
  • Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

Tax Supervisor

  • Responsible for supervising the tax reporting, tax planning, and compliance function.
  • Supervises the completion of accurate tax returns in order to minimize the tax obligations of an organization.
  • Must be familiar with regulations at the federal, state and local level.
  • Has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.