General Accountant Salary in the United States

How much does a General Accountant make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a General Accountant in the United States is $27 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $23 and $33. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for General Accountant
Accounting Principals - Portland , OR
If you're looking for a new challenge at a great company, this may be the opportunity for you! We're working with an insurance company in the Portland area to find a new General Accountant to add to ...
Accounting Principals - 1 day ago
Parker + Lynch - Portland , OR
If you're a Staff/Senior Accountant with a strong understanding of the General Ledger and would like to get involved with more cost accounting than let's talk! I have a manufacturing client that is ...
Parker + Lynch - 5 days ago
Xoriant - Santa Clara , CA
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in accounting for Medium to large corporations * Experience with ... Reconcile assigned asset and liability account balances, maintaining the general ledger and ...
Xoriant - 2 days ago
Parker + Lynch - Green River , WY
General accounting duties * Supervision and or direction of staff * Ability to work with executives asking questions, raising flags and communication on findings and or results Qualifications: · ...
Parker + Lynch - 10 days ago
Accounting Principals - Duarte , CA
The role entails reconciliation of the general ledger/financial statements, reporting/auditing and general accounting (month end close). Responsibilities: * Reconciliation of bank accounts * Account ...
Accounting Principals - 2 days ago
Odell Brewing Company -
... accounting and general ledger projects as well as special projects as assigned ● Provide support for A/R and A/P accountants as needed ● Cover work for other accountants in their absence ● ...
LinkedIn - 1 day ago