The average salary for a General Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills in Canada is C$51,587.
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C$41k - C$70k
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C$41k - C$71k
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Job Description for General Accountant
General accountants gather and analyze financial records and documentation for a variety of purposes, including writing financial reports, compiling profit statements, filling out tax returns, and making budgets. General accountants are typically either self-employed or work for accounting firms with which businesses contract. General accountants who have ongoing relationships with companies and individuals typically provide a range of services. At the close of every month, general accountants…Read more
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Popular Skills for General Accountant
Skills in Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis and Reconciliation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
Pay by Experience Level for General Accountant
An early career General Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$48,886 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career General Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$51,782 based on 60 salaries. An experienced General Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$52,639 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$58,326.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with General Accountant in their job title in Guelph, Ontario earn an average of 37.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (16.3% more) and Calgary, Alberta (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (3.8% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (2.4% less).
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