Average Late-Career Senior Accountant Salary in Australia

AU$89,078
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AU$1,750
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The average salary for a Late-Career Senior Accountant in Australia is AU$89,078.
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AU$72k
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AU$89k
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AU$126k
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MEDIAN AU$89,078
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AU$72k - AU$126k
Bonus
AU$1k - AU$5k
Total Pay
AU$63k - AU$115k

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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.

Career Paths

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Senior Accountant
Financial Controller
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant

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

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 230 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$75,466 based on 405 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$84,887 based on 288 salaries.
Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (3.4% more) and Perth, Western Australia (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (2.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 923 survey responses.
Early Career
24.9%
Mid Career
43.9%
Experienced
31.2%

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