An Entry-Level Bookkeeper earns an average wage of C$16.69 per hour.

C$28,595 - C$48,478
C$29K
C$38K
C$48K
MEDIAN: C$38,282
10%
50%
90%
C$12.58 - C$22.68
C$13
C$17
C$23
MEDIAN: C$16.57
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$48K
Salary C$28,595 - C$48,478
Bonus C$150 - C$4,972
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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$26,788 - C$48,260
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 632
Hourly Data C$0C$34
Hourly Rate C$12.58 - C$22.68
Overtime C$14.05 - C$34.40
Annual Data C$0C$48K
Bonus C$150 - C$4,972
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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$26,788 - C$48,260
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,314

Job Description for Bookkeeper

As a bookkeeper one can expect to work in close proximity with a business or company in order to ensure that the most economically viable and safe decisions are made in order to keep finances tight and under control. A bookkeeper should have vast knowledge of QuickBooks, or a similar a computer accounting program, in order to track and record the financial transactions and records of a company. Strong MS-Excel skills are also a must in most companies. Part of the bookkeeping process also includes calculating, recording, and balancing financial reports, including payroll. Therefore, a bookkeeper will need to maintain a healthy relationship with employees in order to communicate and work out changes in salaries, changes to benefits, and other changes to an employee’s pay. A bookkeeper will also work closely with managers or business owners to help ensure that smart decisions are made when selling company assets or evaluating said company’s total revenue, profits, losses, and financial position. In order to communicate the aforementioned information fully and thoroughly bookkeepers will also be responsible for creating many reports, usually these reports will be generated once a month, semiannually, or annually. Other responsibilities that a bookkeeper may have include creating reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll, entering changes to employee payroll records (often through Quickbooks), and handling voluntary and involuntary deductions. Usually, a bookkeeper will also be in charge of paying the many expenses a business incurs. These expenses usually include things like electricity, internet, office supplies, credit card bills, phone bills, and whatever other expenses a business may incur through its operations. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Bookkeeper Tasks

  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.

Bookkeeper Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$36,059

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

Bookkeeper Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bookkeeper in Fort Frances:
"How rude they are."
Hopefully they would hire a male bookkeeper.

Bookkeeper in Steinbach:
"I would be ordering construction supplies."
The job entails great detail and it can be stressful at times to meet deadlines.

Bookkeeper in Grande Prairie:
"Pay Rate."
Make sure you ask for pay rate that you are qualified for.

Bookkeeper in Toronto:
"Shew about my valuable skills and experience."
Created more useful template forms in order to do the work accurately and efficiently. Always set up work plans.

Bookkeeper in Moose Jaw:
"Responsible, reliable, trustworthy."
Be responsible, help the Company to be successful in way possible, by giving suggestions, and making your boss aware of all situations, I.e. Dealing with customers, financial statements, etc.

Bookkeeper in Edmonton:
"Trucking Industry."
Take Accounting and Analytical Courses.

Bookkeeper in Toronto:
Stay in school and go for the accountant designation. A bookkeeper does all the same things, but does not get the respect or salary of an accountant.

Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 235 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
21%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 57%