The average salary for an Accountant with Payroll Administration skills in Australia is AU$61,806.
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Job Description for Accountant
Accountants perform financial calculations for companies in a wide variety of fields. Some common duties include creating sales and cash flow reports, administering payroll, keeping balance sheets, carrying out billing activities, managing budgets and keeping inventory. The accountant may also be responsible for filing taxes for the company, as well as reviewing past reports to generate income forecasts. Occasionally, internal audits must be carried out to make sure that the various areas of th…Read more
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Popular Skills for Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping, Tax Compliance, Tax Preparation, General Ledger Accounting and Financial Reporting.
Pay by Experience Level for Accountant
An entry-level Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$49,979 based on 16 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$55,697 based on 122 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$67,563 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$77,433 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$75,838.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Accountant in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 18.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (9.4% more) and Burnie, Tasmania (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (9.0% less) and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (7.1% less).
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