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Average Junior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary in Canada

C$41,564
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$1,930
Bonus
C$670
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The average salary for a Junior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills in Canada is C$41,564.
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CA$35k
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CA$42k
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CA$51k
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C$35k - C$51k
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C$103 - C$5k
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C$0 - C$670
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C$34k - C$51k
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What Do Junior Accountants Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Junior Accountants?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Financial Reporting, Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable and Microsoft Excel.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Junior Accountants?

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$39,533 based on 33 salaries. An early career Junior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$41,413 based on 235 salaries. A mid-career Junior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,959 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Junior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48,082 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$50,615.
Employees with Junior Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (9.4% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (15.8% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (3.0% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 343 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.6%
Early Career
68.5%
Mid Career
13.4%
Experienced
6.1%
Late Career
2.3%

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