A Senior Accountant with Microsoft Office skills earns an average salary of C$58,487 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$44,579 - C$77,145
C$45K
C$59K
C$77K
MEDIAN: C$58,773
10%
50%
90%
C$23.10 - C$40.00
C$23
C$28
C$40
MEDIAN: C$28.34
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50%
90%
C$0C$78K
Salary C$44,579 - C$77,145
Bonus C$0.00 - C$6,953
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$7,272
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$45,331 - C$78,865
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 190
Hourly Data C$0C$50
Hourly Rate C$23.10 - C$40.00
Overtime C$23.49 - C$50.56
Annual Data C$0C$78K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$6,953
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$7,272
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$45,331 - C$78,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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 teams of accountants when working for larger companies.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$53,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$69,000 based on 32 salaries. A Senior Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$65,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$59,657

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Senior Accountant

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

▲15%

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
C$60,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 20%