C$40,121
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$1,476

Profit Sharing

C$2,048

An Accounting Assistant earns an average salary of C$39,887 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Microsoft Excel is associated with high pay for this job.

C$31,152 - C$51,799
C$31K
C$40K
C$52K
MEDIAN: C$40,121
10%
50%
90%
C$13.53 - C$23.81
C$14
C$17
C$24
MEDIAN: C$17.30
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$51K
Salary C$31,152 - C$51,799
Bonus C$301 - C$5,219
Profit Sharing C$674 - C$3,488
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$30,003 - C$51,583
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 734
Hourly Data C$0C$38
Hourly Rate C$13.53 - C$23.81
Hourly Tips C$1.00
Overtime C$18.00 - C$38.23
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$301 - C$5,219
Profit Sharing C$674 - C$3,488
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$30,003 - C$51,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 450

Job Description for Accounting Assistant

An accounting assistant supports a company in its day-to-day accounting duties. One of the main differences between an accountant and an accounting assistant is that an accounting assistant focuses on administrative, clerical, and data-entry duties. For example, the accounting assistant may upload and scan documents for entry into the company's document-tracking software. The accounting assistant may perform other duties such as processing invoices; filing, sorting, and faxing documents and correspondence; answering phone calls; reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness; tracking inventory; and working on spreadsheets.

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Accounting Assistant Tasks

  • Monitor and follow up on outstanding claims every 14 days.
  • Perform billing-related duties as necessary.
  • Compile reports for insurance billings.
  • Update phone numbers and addresses, and keep payers up to date.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Assistant


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Popular Skills for Accounting Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Accounting Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounting Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$36,000 based on 383 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounting Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Accounting Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$44,000 based on 113 salaries. An Accounting Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$47,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$39,252

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

Accounting Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounting Assistant?

Accounting Assistant in Halifax:
Pros: Freedom , ability to manage own time .
Cons: A lot of work not a lot of pay .

Accounting Assistant in Windsor:
"Accounting assistant."
Pros: Corporate culture, great coworkers, work life balance.
Cons: Pay is very low, no opportunity to move up, job grade, repetitive work.

Accounting Assistant in Peterborough:
"Fast paced, stressful and detail oriented job."
Pros: That I have no idea what my day will be like as it changes all the time.
Cons: The pay is very low.

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Key Stats for Accounting Assistant

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Accounting Assistant Salaries

▲19%

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
C$39,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Accounting Assistant Salaries


▲7%







National Average
C$39,000

Accounts Receivable
▼1%

▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 24%