The average salary for an Accountant in South Africa is R310,161.
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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
- Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
- Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
- Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
- Maintain general ledger as needed.
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Popular Skills for Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
Skills in Financial Reporting and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping, Account Management and Tax Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Accountant
An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R261,441 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R300,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R324,000 based on 6 salaries.
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