The average salary for an Early-Career Junior Accountant with Bookkeeping skills in Canada is C$40,325.
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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. …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Junior Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in Microsoft Excel, General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Junior Accountant
An entry-level Junior Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$38,781 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Junior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,536 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Junior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$47,805 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$49,032.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Junior Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (10.9% more) and Toronto, Ontario (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (13.2% less), Richmond, British Columbia (8.3% less) and Burnaby, British Columbia (7.8% less).
Years of Experience
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