What does an Accounting Analyst do?

Accounting analysts work closely with the accounting department and other financial professionals within an organization to help evaluate an organization's income and spending. This role often requires working collaboratively with others in the organization to provide detailed reports that include projections for profits and losses. Account analysts provide reports necessary for higher-level decision makers.

Account analysts require a Bachelor's degree in an area related to both mathematics and business. Preferred degree programs include accounting, finance, or business. A Certified Public Accounting title may be necessary, which will require additional testing and preparation. Successful Accounting analysts are highly organized with exceptional strong technical and math skills.

  • Work collaboratively with other accounting officers within organization
  • Utilize math skills to analyze key financial data
  • Prepare financial reports on a determined schedule
  • Present financial reports and estimates to decision makers within the organization
  • Utilize technical skills to create charts and graphs for visual understanding
  • Research current economic and financial outlook
  • Provide solutions to accounting issues as they arise
  • Investigate and provide feedback on accounting irregularities
  • Master's degree in accounting, finance, business or related fields preferred
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) title is preferred
  • Critical math skills and a proven ability to difficult calculations
  • Strong familiarity with productivity tools such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Prior experience using database tools and spreadsheet software such as MySQL and Excel
  • Experience using data visualization tools, such as Microsoft PowerBI and Tableau
  • Ability to quickly learn industry-related regulations quickly and utilize information in written reports
  • Comfort preparing and delivering reports to decision makers
  • Strong critical thinking skills

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
28%
2 - 4
56%
5 - 7
6%
8+
10%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft EXCEL
Powerpoint
Microsoft Office Suite
Pivot Tables
Excellent Communication
Estimates
Programmatic
Statistical Inference

Accounting Analyst Seniority Levels

L1
Junior Accounting Analyst
CA$55,844/yr
L2
Accounting Analyst
CA$55,932/yr
Management Accountant
16% made the transition
Accountant
98% made the transition
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Accounting Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$55,932 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$42k
Median: CA$56k
CA$74k
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