Average Senior Accountant Salary

AU$74,134
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$3,865
Bonus
AU$2,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Senior Accountant is AU$74,134.
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AU$58k
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MEDIAN AU$74,134
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Salary
AU$58k - AU$98k
Bonus
AU$201 - AU$10k
Profit Sharing
AU$9 - AU$19k
Total Pay
AU$58k - AU$100k

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Job Description for Senior Accountant

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

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Senior Accountant are from the companies Crowe Horwath LLP, KPMG, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Reported salaries are highest at PricewaterhouseCoopers where the average pay is AU$72,414. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP, earning around AU$72,062. Crowe Horwath LLP pays the lowest at around AU$69,325. Pitcher Partners also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$71,000.

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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation and Tax Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$66,630 based on 320 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$75,466 based on 461 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$84,887 based on 278 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$89,078.
Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 4.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (4.1% more) and Perth, Western Australia (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (9.9% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (8.1% less) and Newcastle, New South Wales (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,118 survey responses.
Early Career
28.6%
Mid Career
41.2%
Experienced
24.9%
Late Career
5.3%

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