C$50,196
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$2,023

Profit Sharing

C$1,500

Commission

C$6,289

The average pay for an Accountant is C$50,363 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$37,303 - C$72,067
C$37K
C$50K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$50,196
10%
50%
90%
C$14.49 - C$34.78
C$14
C$22
C$35
MEDIAN: C$21.90
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$74K
Salary C$37,303 - C$72,067
Bonus C$5.00 - C$6,776
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$9,863
Commission C$6,289
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$35,695 - C$74,409
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,299
Hourly Data C$0C$47
Hourly Rate C$14.49 - C$34.78
Hourly Tips C$1.78
Overtime C$7.50 - C$47.75
Annual Data C$0C$74K
Bonus C$5.00 - C$6,776
Commission C$6,289
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$9,863
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$35,695 - C$74,409
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 802

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.

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Accountant Tasks

  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.

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Common Career Paths for Accountant


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Popular Skills for Accountant

Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$46,000 based on 1,213 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$55,000 based on 631 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$57,000 based on 436 salaries. An Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 194 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$50,435

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in Richmond:
"Tired and not healthy."
Pros: Help solve problems and make myself feel good.
Cons: Super tired and stressful.

Accountant in Fredericton:
Pros: I love everything about it, it's more like I did 18years ago as an administrative assistant.
Cons: The hours and pay that was offered before taking on this position hasn't changed since my duties changed.

Accountant in Montréal:
"Fun with balancing the numbers with professional accuracy."
Pros: Dedication and honesty towards finishing the work on time in organised way.
Cons: A bit stressfull.

Accountant in Coquitlam:
Pros: It's rewarding it's challenging and I get to use my skills to the best of my abilities.
Cons: Repetition non progression of work no excitement.

Accountant in Sept-Iles:
"Work Hard, No Holidays, Lots Of Competition"
Pros: The knowledge you get and the discussions with the clients. The possibility of making overtime hours is good for making money. The opportunities to have a bright future if you do well is really promising.
Cons: The competition between colleagues, the high standards of the industry, the length of the courses needed compared to the wage is not good. The fact there is no unions and that you can be fired at any time (low employment security).

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 490 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲18%

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
C$50,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 490 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 23%