The average salary for an Early-Career Accountant in Australia is AU$53,709.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies Crowe Horwath LLP, EY (Ernst & Young) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Reported salaries are highest at Kpmg Consulting where the average pay is AU$60,984. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include William Buck and Abc Corp., earning around AU$59,000 and AU$56,506, respectively. Crowe Horwath LLP pays the lowest at around AU$46,753. Pitcher Partners and PricewaterhouseCoopers also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$50,750 and AU$52,114, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in Financial Reporting and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping, Tax Compliance and Tax Preparation.
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$46,483 based on 303 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,737 based on 1,123 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$76,926 based on 629 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$82,690.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Accountant in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (5.9% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (14.1% less), Adelaide, South Australia (4.7% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.4% less).
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