The average salary for an Accounting Assistant in Canada is C$40,419.
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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 cor…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Accounting Assistant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in Accounts Payable, Bookkeeping and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Accounts Receivable.
Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Assistant
An entry-level Accounting Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$35,916 based on 244 salaries. An early career Accounting Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$39,121 based on 574 salaries. A mid-career Accounting Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$43,046 based on 274 salaries. An experienced Accounting Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,971 based on 201 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$45,691.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Accounting Assistant in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 15.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (14.9% more) and Montréal, Québec (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (5.9% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (1.8% less) and Toronto, Ontario (1.4% less).
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