Mid-Career Accounting Specialist Salary (Canada)
A Mid-Career Accounting Specialist earns an average salary of C$49,548 per year.
|Salary||C$38,851 - C$69,531|
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|C$38,394 - C$71,655|
Job Description for Accounting Specialist
Accounting specialists are responsible for executing accounting tasks and strategies for their organizations and performing day-to-day financial activities including completing tax forms, logging revenues and expenses, and balancing checkbooks. They are also tasked with providing support to the financial department to find discrepancies in billing, payroll, and expenses, and must have strong problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to save company resources and reduce expenses.Read More...
Accounting specialists work in an office environment and use a personal computer to make calculations, write reports, and use spreadsheet software, and they work closely with vendors and accounts payable and receivable to keep accurate records for future reference. They must follow strict privacy guidelines to protect confidentiality and help organize accounting procedures and prioritize deadlines to ensure that important documents are sent to the right places. They should also work well in a team setting with other accounting specialists to achieve all objectives in a timely manner.
Accounting specialists must share information with other departments to reconcile accounting accuracy, and they are also responsible for preparing account statements, responding to correspondence, distributing invoices, and keeping track of client billing. They must pay close attention to detail during file reading to find errors in accounting to communicate to tax and audit representatives, and they also complete complex transactions and organize financial data in readable formats.
A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in the field is highly beneficial. Industry and financial certifications are also helpful. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Accounting Specialist Tasks
- Manage various forms of accounting data, such as that related to accounts payable and accounts receivable.
- Contribute to maintenance of accounting data and provide support as needed to accounting department.
- Processes documents related to expenses, such as checks.
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