The average salary for a Junior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills in Canada is C$40,984.
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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
Skills in Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Bookkeeping, Financial Reporting and Accounts Payable.
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$38,845 based on 107 salaries. An early career Junior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$40,787 based on 271 salaries. A mid-career Junior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,416 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Junior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48,231 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$52,028.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Junior Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 17.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (10.3% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (13.6% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (4.8% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.1% less).
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