The average salary for an Accountant in Canada is C$51,010.
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Job Description for Accountant
Accountants perform financial calculations for companies in a wide variety of fields. Some common duties include creating sales and cash flow reports, administering payroll, keeping balance sheets, carrying out billing activities, managing budgets and keeping inventory. The accountant may also be responsible for filing taxes for the company, as well as reviewing past reports to generate income forecasts. Occasionally, internal audits must be carried out to make sure that the various areas of th…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies Grant Thornton Llp, MNP Corporation and EY (Ernst & Young). Reported salaries are highest at Cenovus Energy where the average pay is C$67,472. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and BDO Dunwoody, LLP, earning around C$50,868 and C$49,455, respectively. KPMG, LLP pays the lowest at around C$38,043. Grant Thornton Llp and MNP Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$40,666 and C$46,560, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Accountant
Skills in Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Microsoft Excel, Bookkeeping and Accounts Payable.
Pay by Experience Level for Accountant
An entry-level Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$42,116 based on 227 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48,492 based on 1,638 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$55,080 based on 960 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,837 based on 670 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$63,335.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (9.7% less), Montréal, Québec (4.7% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (4.6% less).
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