Accounting Technology Schools

Accounting Technology

The abacus and the adding machine have gone the way of the horse and buggy. Accounting software is today's essential accounting technology of choice and helps make accounting functions more accurate, reliable, and efficient.

Accounting software is capable of functions such as generating invoices, creating reports, administering timesheets and payroll, estimating tax, automatically paying bills, facilitating online banking, and performing transactions in multiple currencies. Accounting tools are available in ready-made software packages or as custom software and applications. Companies can also modify or customize existing software to meet their needs.

Accountants and finance professionals should be intimately familiar with the accounting software used in the big firms as well as common software functions. Software isn't the only accounting technology to be familiar with though.

Once thought to be the exclusive territory of teenagers, social networking sites are growing in popularity among accountants looking to technology to help them gain new clients and stay top of mind with recurring clients.

A Brief Auditor Salary Guide

Being an auditor can mean steady and secure work in any number of positions and industries. An auditor may work for one company in particular or on a work-for-hire basis. There are many companies that employ auditors the way staffing companies employ other temporary workers. They have various assignments to which they send auditors on a per-job basis.

There are also many companies that employ auditors full-time or part-time; they typically have several departments that need auditing consistently, especially when it involves new projects or processes. Audits are also typically done when new budgets are being calculated, or simply several times throughout the year as needed.

The location of a company may also determine the range of one's salary.

Below is a brief salary guide for most auditing positions, as taken from data culled in the year 2008 across all areas of the United States. (These numbers do not include bonuses and benefits.)

Position Average Earnings
Chief Financial Officer $120 - 280K
Controller $90K
Partner $110 - 275K
Staff Internal Auditor

$55K first 3 years

$72K 3-6 years

$85K 6+ years

Internal Audit Manager $85K
Audit Director $125K
Tax Staff $51K first 3 years
Senior Auditor $68K 3-6 years
Tax Senior $62K 3-6 years
Audit Manager $85K 6+ years
Tax Manager $89K 6+ years
Credit Analyst $48K
Cash Management $53K
Financial Planning Analyst $53K
Senior Credit Analyst $59K
Senior Treasury Operations Analyst $67K
Credit Analysis Manager $71K
Finance Director $115K

Determining the compensation of an auditor is more complicated than simply reading from a short guide. Other factors to consider would include the additional education of an auditor, if any, as well as additional licenses they may have. A part-time employee may receive less per hour than the equivalent of a full-time employee, and an employee's years of experience are also a factor.

Additionally, a company may also take into account their benefits including bonuses, stock options, and the like. In some cases these benefits can add up to a cost that is approximately half the actual salary. A company with fewer benefits may consider having to pay the auditor a higher salary.

The location of a company may also determine the range of one's salary. Those living in larger cities typically earn more as a response to the higher cost of living. Smaller cities may mean lower wages across the board, and an auditor is no exception. And of course your own company may have its own ranges when it comes to salary levels, however, keep in mind that the best workers typically demand the best salaries even in today's tough job market.

An auditor's salary guide is meant to be just that – a guide. While you may want to keep your own salaries within this level, make sure that you are also being reasonable with workers in order to retain the best. The work of an auditor can mean saving yourself hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not even more, so certainly the best auditor is worth the best salary possible.

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