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about bookkeeper jobs in Toronto

Bookkeeper jobs, and the accounting industry in general, continue to evolve. New technology is changing the need for and how bookkeepers operate. Jobs are available for companies of all sizes in all industries in the Greater Toronto Area.

Currently, there are close to 22,000 (21,666) bookkeeping jobs in Toronto. This is an increase of 3.4% since 2017. Between 2007 and 2017, bookkeeping jobs have increased by a staggering 79.3%. Contact Randstad Canada today to search for bookkeeping jobs that match your career aspirations.


bookkeeper salaries in Toronto

Even though bookkeepers do not have formal certification and training as accountants, they are compensated well for their role. You can make anywhere from $35,000 up to $60,000 or more. Here is a breakdown of the average salaries for bookkeepers in Toronto:

Entry level salary: $37.4k to $44.4k
Intermediate salary: $40.5k to $51.7k
Senior salary: $50k to $59.2k


top industries for bookkeepers in Toronto

It’s not surprising to see accounting and tax preparation as the top industries to find bookkeeping jobs. But in Toronto, the real estate industry is also another top industry to look for opportunities. Here are the top industries for bookkeepers in Toronto:

  1. Accounting, tax preparation, and bookkeeping
  2. Building equipment contractors
  3. Management of companies
  4. Lessors of real estate
  5. Employment services

bookkeeper in demand skills in Toronto

Bookkeepers share a similar skill set with accountants, but to a lesser degree. They have to be financially literate, have a strong knowledge of accounting principles, and be well versed working with accounting software. Additionally, you are expected to have the following skills to be considered for bookkeeping roles:

  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Microsoft Office
  • Accounting software
  • General ledger software
  • Sage Simply Accounting


next steps for bookkeepers

Bookkeepers are in high demand. There has been solid growth in the number of available positions over the past decade. Bookkeepers can play a key role in all types of organizations. You can typically have the biggest impact and control over your role by working for a small business or in a consulting capacity.

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