The average pay for a Junior Accountant is C$39,974 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

C$30,988 - C$49,774
C$31K
C$40K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$40,218
10%
50%
90%
C$12.87 - C$23.80
C$13
C$17
C$24
MEDIAN: C$17.15
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$50K
Salary C$30,988 - C$49,774
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,854
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$3,020
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$30,236 - C$50,507
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 801
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$12.87 - C$23.80
Hourly Tips C$8.33
Overtime C$15.86 - C$32.59
Annual Data C$0C$50K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,854
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$3,020
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$30,236 - C$50,507
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 235

Job Description for Junior Accountant

Junior accountants provide a vital service to various companies by accurately recording corporate finances. Typical daily job duties include reconciling company bank accounts, balancing financial records and preparing monthly reports. They generally work with a team of other accountants and report to a senior accountant. The level of confidentiality and discretion required of junior accountants is great because they work with private company information and are given access to secure accounts.

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Junior Accountant Tasks

  • Maintain general ledger and oversee all day to day financial transactions.
  • Assess data to ensure that proper accounting practices have been following.
  • Assist with or conduct fixed asset audits as necessary.
  • Create and maintain payroll budgets, update vendor information, and confirm expense vouchers.
  • Match large batches of invoices and maintain the accuracy of employee timesheets.

Common Career Paths for Junior Accountant


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Popular Skills for Junior Accountant

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Junior Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Junior Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 404 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Junior Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$43,000 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Junior Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 28 salaries. A Junior Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$39,918

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

Junior Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Junior Accountant?

Junior Accountant in Halifax:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: The greatest part about my job is having the ability to alter my schedule to fit my needs. This field of work allows for a lot of flexibility.
Cons: The worst part of my job is the fact that I am under paid.

Junior Accountant in Burnaby:
"Working as a Junior Accountant in a corporate culture."
Pros: Working with kind and intelligent people. Being able to dress well to my job. Learning on a daily basis. Awesome Controller.
Cons: Employees that do not want to grow or let grow.

Junior Accountant in Vancouver:
"Steady Job, Experience, Perks, Downtown."
Pros: A great stepping stone to the next level and a great Controller to work for.
Cons: Administrative tasks, filing, creating reports,

Junior Accountant in Vancouver:
"FLEXIBLE WITH LOW PAY"
Pros: FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE, WORKING AT OWN PACE, SMALL OFFICE
Cons: SLOW CAREER ADVANCE, LOW PAY, OFFICE POLITICS

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Key Stats for Junior Accountant

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Junior Accountant Salaries

▲30%

▲24%

▲9%

National Average
C$40,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Junior Accountant Salaries




National Average
C$40,000

Accounts Payable
▼1%

▼1%

Accounts Receivable
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%


Financial Analysis
▼7%

Reconciliation
▼10%

Accounting
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 20%