The average salary for a Senior Accountant is C$61,698.
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Job Description for Senior Accountant
Senior accountants are the lead "numbers" people in any company with an accounting division. They are responsible for keeping a company financially organized. They must be talented in mathematics and organized so as not to miss any financial information. Even missing one number in the thousands of numbers they see every year can completely change the standing and decisions of their company executives. So, it is imperative that they be accurate. Senior accountants also will often manage team…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Senior Accountant are from the companies Grant Thornton Llp, BDO Dunwoody, LLP and KPMG, LLP. Reported salaries are highest at Deloitte & Touche LLP where the average pay is C$66,666. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and KPMG, LLP, earning around C$63,000 and C$57,080, respectively. Grant Thornton Llp pays the lowest at around C$47,253. BDO Dunwoody, LLP and MNP Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$53,644 and C$55,002, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant
Skills in Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Month-End Close and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Auditing.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant
An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$58,499 based on 802 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$63,831 based on 754 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$65,978 based on 440 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$65,710.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (6.3% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (14.6% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.0% less).
Years of Experience
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