The average salary for an Accountant with Tax Preparation skills is AU$52,611 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

AU$39,651 - AU$74,585
AU$40K
AU$53K
AU$75K
MEDIAN: AU$52,593
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50%
90%
AU$19.30 - AU$40.12
AU$19
AU$25
AU$40
MEDIAN: AU$25.39
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$76K
Salary AU$39,651 - AU$74,585
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$6,921
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$15,101
Commission AU$750
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$39,838 - AU$76,333
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,233
Hourly Data AU$0AU$67
Hourly Rate AU$19.30 - AU$40.12
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$67.07
Annual Data AU$0AU$76K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$6,921
Commission AU$750
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$15,101
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$39,838 - AU$76,333
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 249

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$49,000 based on 1,072 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$61,000 based on 410 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$73,000 based on 155 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$81,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$52,803

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲54%

▲39%

▲16%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 97%