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Accounting Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Supervises accounting staff, assists with accounting and auditing for a company, and prepares financial reports. Works with other department or operations staff to track expenditures and manage budgets.

Job Outlook

There were 247 Accounting Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 6882 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Accounting Supervisor industry, which includes the Accounting Supervisor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2004:

Salary

Many new Accounting Supervisor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $70,094.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $66,803.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Accounting Supervisor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $59,522.

Education and Experience

Posted Accounting Supervisor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree63%
Master's Degree28%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other5%

Posted Accounting Supervisor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years11%
3 to 5 years73%
6 to 8 years12%
9+ years4%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Accounting Supervisor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Microsoft Excel (42%)
  • Communication Skills (42%)
  • Planning (25%)
  • Problem Solving (24%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (21%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Accounting (87%)
  • Account Reconciliation (42%)
  • General Ledger (41%)
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) (40%)
  • Financial Statements (39%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Public Accounting (19%)
  • Staff Management (17%)
  • Supervisory Skills (16%)
  • Scheduling (15%)
  • Data Analysis (14%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Quickbooks (7%)
  • Accruals (6%)
  • Bookkeeping (6%)
  • Cost Accounting (6%)
  • Fixed Assets (6%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Accounting Supervisor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Accounting Manager/Supervisor
  • Accounting Manager/Supervisor Listing At Half Finance & Accounting In
  • Accounting Lead
  • Supervisor, Accounting

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Accounting Supervisor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • IBM (112)
  • Marriott International Incorporated (59)
  • Acca (54)
  • RSM US LLP. (41)
  • Aramark (39)

North Carolina

  • IBM (19)
  • Compass Group North America (9)
  • Carolinas HealthCare System (9)
  • State North Carolina (9)
  • Wells Fargo (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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