Average Experienced Senior Accountant Salary in Australia

AU$84,887
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$3,350
Bonus
AU$2,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Accountant in Australia is AU$84,887.
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AU$65k
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AU$85k
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AU$110k
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MEDIAN AU$84,887
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Salary
AU$65k - AU$110k
Bonus
AU$201 - AU$10k
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$2k
Total Pay
AU$65k - AU$110k

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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
Management 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, Microsoft Excel and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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. 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 Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (4.9% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (8.0% less), Adelaide, South Australia (7.2% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 703 survey responses.
Early Career
32.7%
Mid Career
57.6%
Late Career
9.7%

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