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Accounting Managers are in such a great demand in Canada that the occupation is listed on the Priority Occupation list due to economic growth in construction, energy, manufacturing, and many other fields. Current projections show that nearly 30% of finance administration jobs go unfilled, so the field is ripe for qualified candidates.

what accounting manager jobs entail

Usually based in an office setting, accounting managers manage a team of accounting professionals; however, they spend a good part of the day on their computer preparing accounting documents or evaluating the work of team members. Accounting managers typically work traditional office hours, but may also be required to work overtime, at home or weekends to meet tight deadlines. Accounting managers tend to report to the VP of finance or others in senior accounting roles within the company.

average accounting manager salaries in canada

average accounting manager salaries

Accounting managers in Canada can expect an average salary of about $65,000 per year. When just starting out in this position, you can expect to make $45,000 or more. With 5 years of experience or more, you can expect to make up $90,000 annually. Bonuses, profit sharing, and other benefits may also be included in your compensation package. Having cost accounting, people management, and financial analysis skills can help you maximize your salary and command a higher wage.

salaries across canada

  • toronto accounting manager salary


    $80,000 - $127,300

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  • vancouver accounting manager salary


    $79,800 - $126,200

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  • montreal accounting manager salary


    $75,800 - $121,100

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  • calgary accounting manager salary


    $82,000 - $129,200

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accounting manager day to day tasks

your day to day tasks

Accounting managers oversee employees and contractors in an accounting department. In addition to hiring and managing staff, they may also prepare tax and other financial reports. They may also interact with departmental managers and corporate officers about budgeting and financial policy, and set and/or evaluate accounting procedures. Other tasks and responsibilities for this role include:

  • overseeing daily operations of an accounting department
  • maintaining and updating fiscal records
  • asssisting with strategy development
  • providing financial expertise and support
  • representing the company when working with other companies and the government
  • ensuring accounting practices meet all laws and regulations
  • setting the agenda for the accounting department
  • meeting company financial and accounting objectives
where accounting managers can work

where you can work

With many finance roles going unfilled, there is ample opportunity for experienced accounting manager candidates. While many work for large finance companies within the finance industry, companies in all industries are in need of accounting professionals. There are opportunities in many cities across the country, including Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. These cities are also associated with higher average annual salaries for accounting managers.

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what you bring to the table

Accounting manager jobs require the ability to communicate well with employees, senior management, peers, and sometimes even third party clients and vendors about accounting policies and procedures. Successful candidates must have the technical expertise to use accounting software and Microsoft Office. Some skills required include:

  • people management
  • cost accounting
  • payroll administration
  • knowledge of accounting laws and regulations
  • budgeting, financial analysis and reporting
  • account management
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • the ability to work in a team setting
  • accounting payables and receivables.

training and certifications

A university degree in accounting, business administration, economics, or commerce is required for most accounting management jobs. Some positions require a master's degree in business administration with a specialization in finance. Additionally, most jobs at this level require several years of experience in financial areas such as accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial planning, or financial analysis, plus management experience. A combination of education and experience is ideal for candidates.

Certification as a CPA from a professional accounting organization for Chartered Accountants, General Accountants, and Management Accountants is required for most positions. (Since the three separate organizations were merged in 2012, certification procedures are expected to change.) The ability to speak multiple languages is an asset, given the bilingual nature of Canada and the diverse languages spoken by professionals in all industries.

where your career is headed

Accounting managers can aspire to higher-level management positions, often those with financial titles such as financial controller, finance manager, finance director, corporate controller and others. The accounting manager position is the launching point for many future accounting VPs, directors, and CFOs.

latest accounting manager jobs available

  • Accounts Receivables Montreal

    2017-10-18 Montreal, Québec Temporary

    Our client is looking for a collection clerk for 3 months, with possibility of extension. Location: Montreal-East (next to Langelier metro) Hours: 8:30-5pm (1 hour lunch) salary: 14-16$/hour Accounts Receivables • Collect & reconcile Major Accounts • Issuing credit notes (coop, discounts, ...

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  • Project accountant - construction - Langley

    2017-10-18 Langley, British Columbia Permanent

    WHAT YOUR DAY-TO-DAY WOULD LOOK LIKE Our client, an important construction company across Canada, is looking for an accountant to take care of all the accounting for the Langley branch. Reporting to the Controller in Quebec and the Project manager in Langley, you would also interact with project ...

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