The average salary for a Corporate Accountant in Canada is C$56,571.
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Job Description for Corporate Accountant
Much of corporate accountants’ work deals with ensuring that businesses stay within their own financial policies, as well as applicable regulations and tax laws. The information that corporate accountants generate is passed to executive-level staff, who then use it to make decisions about the business of the company. The duties of corporate accountants generally fall into two categories. The first of these is preparing financial statements. Corporate accountants gather ledgers and finance infor…Read more
Corporate Accountant Tasks
- Oversee all regional or departmental company finance and accounting activities.
- Ensure accuracy of financial reporting and adherence to local and federal regulations, including Sarbanes Oxley specifications.
- Consolidate and analyze cross-company financial data.
- Prepare company accounts for auditing.
- Maintain corporate financial records and regularly prepare accounting reports and journal entries.
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Popular Skills for Corporate Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in Financial Reporting, General Ledger Accounting and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Reconciliation and Financial Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Accountant
An early career Corporate Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$53,967 based on 81 salaries. A mid-career Corporate Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,674 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Corporate Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$65,846 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$73,891.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Corporate Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 26.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (10.0% more) and Mississauga, Ontario (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (15.3% less), Brampton, Ontario (14.9% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.6% less).
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