The average salary for an Experienced Senior Accountant in Australia is AU$84,887.
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Job Description for Senior Accountant
Senior accountants are the lead "numbers" people in any company with an accounting division. They are responsible for keeping a company financially organized. They must be talented in mathematics and organized so as not to miss any financial information. Even missing one number in the thousands of numbers they see every year can completely change the standing and decisions of their company executives. So, it is imperative that they be accurate. Senior accountants also will often manage team…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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