Accounting Jobs Salary Quiz

It’s all about paying people what they deserve, right? That’s the main way to get their attention, hire them and keep them on board. It’s especially true for accounting and finance pros—they always have numbers on the mind, including their salaries. So, what should you pay certain positions? Take our quiz to test your knowledge and get the answers.
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    1. Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist

    Provides support necessary to fulfill the financial obligations of the organization. 0-2 years of experience.

    Meet Emily. She just graduated college with an accounting degree and is ready to move on from part-time jobs and earn enough to get her own place. She figures becoming an Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist is the ideal start. What can she expect to make?

    Yes, that’s correct! There’s some concern that tech will affect job growth in entry- to mid-level accounting positions, but for now, job openings and salaries for Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist positions are pretty stable.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $39,500. There’s some concern that tech will affect job growth in entry- to mid-level accounting positions, but for now, job openings and salaries for Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist positions are pretty stable.

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    2. Staff Accountant

    Assists senior accountants in preparation for audits. 1-3 years of experience.

    Say hi to Blake. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and has worked as a bookkeeper for a sizable family-owned business for two years. He’s ready to move on and make more though. A Staff Accountant position is right up his alley. What will he earn?

    Yes, that’s correct! And here’s a tidbit: per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for Accountants and Auditors is projected to be 11% between 2014 and 2024.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $56,416. And here’s a tidbit: per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for Accountants and Auditors is projected to be 11% between 2014 and 2024.

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    3. Bookkeeper

    Keeps books and accounting records of financial transactions for an establishment. 2-4 years of experience.

    This is Jane. She was a bookkeeper for 10 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom with her son. She’s now ready to go back to work full-time, with a flexible schedule being her number one priority. What will she make in her return as a bookkeeper?

    Yes, that’s correct! bookkeeping jobs usually offer slightly more work-life balance and less stress than other accounting positions, perfect for Jane.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $41,100. Bookkeeping jobs usually offer slightly more work-life balance and less stress than other accounting positions, perfect for Jane.

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    4. Financial Analyst

    Analyzes financial data of an organization and estimates future revenues and expenditures. 0-2 years of experience.

    Meet Marcus. He’s a fresh grad eager to get his career rolling. He’s got the degree and thinks he has the skills to be a Financial Analyst. What can he expect to make?

    Yes, that’s correct! Although more experienced Financial Managers can make six figures, $53,000 is a competitive salary for an Analyst candidate.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $53,000. Although more experienced Financial Managers can make six figures, $53,000 is a competitive salary for an Analyst candidate.

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    5. Internal Auditor

    Reviews and determines the efficiency of operations and finances for management in an organization. 0-2 years of experience.

    This is Carlos. He’s been a staff accountant for two years, but wants to transition to something slightly more specialized, like auditing. An Internal Auditor position at his same employer would be perfect. What can he expect to make?

    Yes, that’s correct! Something to note about this – while accounting and auditing positions are often grouped together, they sometimes mean different career paths, especially at larger organizations.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $53,800. Something to note about this – while accounting and auditing positions are often grouped together, they sometimes mean different career paths, especially at larger organizations.

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