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Average Senior Accountant Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Senior Accountant in Canada is C$62,742.
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C$49k - C$79k
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C$494 - C$8k
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C$49k - C$83k
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What Do Senior Accountants Do?

Senior Accountant Tasks
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Investigate budget and variance issues.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Accountant

3.9 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Senior Accountant are from the companies Grant Thornton Llp, KPMG, LLP and BDO Dunwoody, LLP. Reported salaries are highest at EY (Ernst & Young) where the average pay is C$64,067. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP and MNP Corporation, earning around C$58,772 and C$57,456, respectively. Grant Thornton Llp pays the lowest at around C$49,915. Collins Barrow and Deloitte also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$50,348 and C$53,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Accountants?

Skills in Financial Reporting, Month-End Close, Financial Analysis, General Ledger Accounting and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountants?

An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$54,886 based on 5 salaries. An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,095 based on 594 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$65,679 based on 683 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$66,734 based on 421 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$66,237.
Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 12.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (6.1% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (15.7% less), Montréal, Québec (1.3% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (0.4% less).

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