November 29, 2021

Accounting Managers Apparently Have One of the Best Jobs In the U.S.

It’s that time of year again when Glassdoor extolls the virtues of being a data scientist, devops engineer, and product manager in its annual list of the 50 best jobs in America. Once upon a time, audit manager made this list, which left Adrienne scratching her head.

This seems to mostly apply to industry rather than public accounting, but No. 16 on the list of Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2020, nestled between finance manager and program manager, is accounting manager:

16. Accounting Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $85,794
  • Job Satisfaction: 4.0/5
  • Job Openings: 3,589

By my count, accounting manager has the 19th-highest median base salary of the 50 jobs ranked by Glassdoor, and it’s tied for the ninth-highest job satisfaction score, along with data scientist and business development manager.

So, accounting managers, are you going to use this to your advantage come compensation discussion time? How does that median base salary compare to what you’re making now? Does a 4 out of 5 accurately represent the satisfaction you have with your job? Feel free to express your happiness/displeasure below.

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