The average pay for an Accountant in Sydney, New South Wales is AU$59,483 per year. A skill in Financial Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$40,772 - AU$88,733
AU$41K
AU$59K
AU$89K
MEDIAN: AU$59,428
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.66 - AU$42.44
AU$19
AU$28
AU$42
MEDIAN: AU$27.54
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$90K
Salary AU$40,772 - AU$88,733
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,770
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$10,213
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,945 - AU$90,316
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 718
Hourly Data AU$0AU$46
Hourly Rate AU$18.66 - AU$42.44
Overtime AU$40.52
Annual Data AU$0AU$90K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,770
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$10,213
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,945 - AU$90,316
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

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.

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Accountant Tasks

  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 555 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$69,000 based on 239 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$82,000 based on 129 salaries. An Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$90,000 based on 40 salaries.

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲51%

▲37%

▲15%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries








Tax Compliance
▲1%


▲1%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

Auditing
▼0%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 91%