What does a Junior Accountant do?

As a Junior Accountant you will perform accounts receivable and accounts payable functions. Under the supervision of a Senior Accountant you will assist in the preparation and submission of taxes and other financial reports. You will submit payroll taxes and reconcile ledgers. You will be responsible for staying abreast of state and federal guidelines as well as GAAP standards.

You could be an ideal candidate if you have a bachelor's degree in account and a minimum of 2 years of experience working in a large size accounting firm. Not only do you need to have proficiency using a computer and advanced knowledge of Excel and other accounting software programs. Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills in addition to the ability to keep information confidential are also key for this position.

  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
  • Act as backup accounts payable
  • Reconcile ledgers monthly and quarterly
  • Month-end and year-end closing
  • Work under the supervision of a Senior Accountant
  • Assist in completing audits
  • Generate reports of financial status information
  • Calculate payroll taxes
  • CPA certification, preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in large sized accounting firm
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer looking at a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Proficiency with a computer
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and various accounting software programs
  • Familiarity with accounting software programs
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving
  • Able to maintain confidentiality

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
46%
2 - 4
39%
5 - 7
1%
8+
14%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft EXCEL
Written Communication
General Ledger
Microsoft Office Suite
GAAP
Attention To Detail
Powerpoint
AdvancED EXCEL

Junior Accountant Seniority Levels

L1
Junior Accountant
CA$44,445/yr
L2
Accountant
CA$56,255/yr
L3
Senior Accountant
CA$67,879/yr
Management Accountant
16% made the transition
Cost Accountant
8% made the transition
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Junior Accountant Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$44,445 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$34k
Median: CA$44k
CA$58k
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