The average salary for an Early-Career Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills in Australia is AU$55,177.
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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
Skills in Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, 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$48,275 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$68,497 based on 414 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$74,713 based on 278 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$81,631.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Accountant in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 9.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (5.7% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (20.3% less), Adelaide, South Australia (8.0% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (0.3% less).
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