The average salary for an Accountant in United Kingdom is £29,072.
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Job Description for Accountant
Accountants perform financial calculations for companies in a wide variety of fields. Some common duties include creating sales and cash flow reports, administering payroll, keeping balance sheets, carrying out billing activities, managing budgets and keeping inventory. The accountant may also be responsible for filing taxes for the company, as well as reviewing past reports to generate income forecasts. Occasionally, internal audits must be carried out to make sure that the various areas of th…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP and Price Waterhouse Cooper Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Price Waterhouse Cooper Ltd where the average pay is £35,972. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP, earning around £33,700. PricewaterhouseCoopers pays the lowest at around £27,048. Grant Thornton UK LLP also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £28,757.
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Popular Skills for Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in Financial Reporting, General Ledger Accounting and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Accountant
An entry-level Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £21,485 based on 104 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,837 based on 962 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,807 based on 613 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £35,786 based on 424 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £35,527.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Accountant in their job title in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast earn an average of 16.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (15.3% more) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sheffield, England: South Yorkshire (22.2% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (6.0% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (4.7% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 2,365 survey responses.