Average Mid-Career Senior Accountant Salary in Australia

AU$75,466
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$3,540
Bonus
AU$3,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Accountant in Australia is AU$75,466.
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AU$61k
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AU$75k
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AU$97k
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MEDIAN AU$75,466
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Salary
AU$61k - AU$97k
Bonus
AU$989 - AU$10k
Profit Sharing
AU$100 - AU$10k
Total Pay
AU$61k - AU$98k

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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.

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Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include General Ledger Accounting, Microsoft Excel, 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 230 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$84,887 based on 288 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 Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 6.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (4.7% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (11.8% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (11.3% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 586 survey responses.
Early Career
39.2%
Experienced
49.1%
Late Career
11.6%

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