The average salary for a Mid-Career General Accountant in Canada is C$51,513.
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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
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting and Financial Analysis 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 entry-level General Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$46,216 based on 19 salaries. An early career General Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48,520 based on 102 salaries. An experienced General Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$53,799 based on 52 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$57,304.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with General Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 8.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (3.3% less), Edmonton, Alberta (1.3% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (1.1% less).
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