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Accounting and Finance Positions Salary Quiz

You know it takes the right salaries to recruit, hire and retain the best, high-level accounting and finance professionals. But do you know what those salaries are? Our quiz will help gauge your knowledge. We’ll supply you with the position and job description, and you select the appropriate salary.

Take the quiz. See where you stand.

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    Controller

    Directs and plans the preparation of reports that summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position. At least 15 years of experience.

    Meet Susan. She has over 20 years in accounting, including 10 in director-level positions. She’s now ready—and motivated—to become a controller. She’s targeting medium-size businesses in major metro areas across the southeast. What salary can she expect?

    Yes, that’s correct! As the economy rebounds, salaries for Controllers steadily rise, especially for candidates who have extensive experience, management skills and forecasting abilities.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $259,100. As the economy rebounds, salaries for Controllers steadily rise, especially for candidates who have extensive experience, management skills and forecasting abilities.

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    Compliance Manager

    Oversees and coordinates the development, maintenance, implementation and revision of policies and procedures. At least 7 years of experience.

    Say hi to Mark. 12 years after business school, he’s floated from marketing to operations to compliance. He knows compliance is where he wants to stay and feels ready to take the next step by becoming a Compliance Manager. How much should he anticipate making?

    Yes, that’s correct! Companies need experienced Compliance Managers to ensure compliance with increasingly complex in-house financial policies and legal policies. They’re in high demand.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $105,000. Companies need experienced Compliance Managers to ensure compliance with increasingly complex in-house financial policies and legal policies. They’re in high demand.

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    Senior Tax Accountant

    Prepares Federal, State or local tax returns for individuals, business establishments or other organizations. 4-6 years of experience.

    This is Brandon, and he’s ready to make the jump to Senior Tax Accountant. He’s open to any size business in any industry, as long as he gets that “Senior” title and pay raise to help with his student loans and new mortgage. What’s a reasonable salary expectation?

    Yes, that’s correct! In today’s world, where business taxes and financial compliance are increasingly difficult, talented Senior Tax Accountants are sought after. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for accountants will be 11% over the next eight years.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $83,500. In today’s world, where business taxes and financial compliance are increasingly difficult, talented Senior Tax Accountants are sought after. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for accountants will be 11% over the next eight years.

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    Finance Director

    Directs and aids in financial analysis, evaluation and report generation activities of current and proposed financial plans. At least 10 years of experience.

    Meet Veronica. She’s a career-oriented professional who’s a CPA with over a decade of experience working in the hospitality industry. She’s currently a Tax Director, but is aiming for a Finance Director position anywhere on the west coast. How much can she expect to make?

    Yes, that’s correct! Finance Directors who can effectively analyze and make decisions and projections from various financial documents are invaluable to companies of all sizes.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $324,222. Finance Directors who can effectively analyze and make decisions and projections from various financial documents are invaluable to companies of all sizes.

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    Market Risk Analyst

    Performs risk analysis studies in order to maintain maximum protection of an organization’s assets. 2-4 years of experience.

    This is Angela. Angela graduated with an accounting degree five years ago. Instead of becoming a CPA, she decided to become a Market Risk Analyst, as she figured the position is a great match for her strongest traits: being analytical, fastidious in her work, and pointed in her decisions. What’s a competitive salary?

    Yes, that’s correct! As companies continue to invest in human and technological resources and move around assets, it’s critical they have sharp individuals recommending safe, productive decisions.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $92,000. As companies continue to invest in human and technological resources and move around assets, it’s critical they have sharp individuals recommending safe, productive decisions.

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