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Top 6 accounting and finance jobs in 2019

Posted by Hays Recruitment Expert on Friday, Feb 22, 2019

2019 Accounting and Finance Jobs|Hays CA blogWhich accounting and finance jobs are trending in Canada and what are the average salaries? Here’s our list for 2019. 


1. Senior Tax Managers
Senior tax managers coordinate the tax department activities and ensures corporate compliance with all applicable tax obligations for all levels of government—including US, and international tax laws. Oversite of CRA audit is another important aspect of the senior tax managers’ duties.

Average Salaries
Vancouver: $80,000–$110,000
Calgary: $110,000–$140,000
GTA: $115,000–$125,000
Ottawa: $80,000–$110,000
Montréal: $90,000–$110,000 


2. Tax Accountants/Tax Analysts
Tax accountants help organizations with all their taxation documentation and filing. This includes reviewing personal and corporate tax returns and the notice to reader files. Candidates experienced in property and commodity tax are highly sought out.

Average Salaries
Vancouver: $70,000–$85,000
Calgary: $80,000–$105,000
GTA: $70,000–$85,000
Ottawa: $65,000–$85,000
Montreal: $65,000–$85,000 


3. Payroll Technicians/Payroll Specialists
Payroll technicians administer process payments for employees of a company. This includes responding to complex and unusual payroll problems and computational questions, ensuring compliance with mandated requirements, and maintaining confidential employee records.

Average Salaries
Vancouver: $55,000–$60,000
Calgary: $65,000–$80,000
GTA: $48,000–$55,000
Ottawa: $45,000–$55,000
Montreal: $45,000–$55,000 


4. Financial Analysts
Financial analysts collect and analyse financial results and compare them with plans and forecasts to guide an organization decision making process. Those that act as business partners and directly provide recommendations are in high demand.

Average Salaries
Vancouver: $70,000–$85,000
Calgary: $70,000–$85,000
GTA: $65,000–$85,000
Ottawa: $70,000–$85,000
Montreal: $70,000–$85,000 


5. Finance Managers/Financial Reporting Managers
Finance managers oversea an organization’s investments, develop long-term strategies and prepare financial reports. Their responsibilities also include conducting data analysis, planning and strategizing, advising senior managers and top executives, and supervising junior staff in finance roles.

Average Salaries
Vancouver: $90,000–$100,000
Calgary: $100,000–$125,000
GTA: $95,000–$115,000
Ottawa: $80,000–$110,000
Montreal: $90,000–$115,000 


6. Project Accountants
Project accountants monitor the progress of projects, investigate variances, approve expenses, and ensure that project billings are issued to customers and payments collected. Their roles are mostly found in the construction, engineering and architecture industries. They also work closely with project managers to obtain and analyse project financials and control information.

Average Salaries
Vancouver: $50,000–$60,000
Calgary: $50,000–$60,000
GTA: $40,000–$45,000
Ottawa: $40,000–$50,000
Montreal: $40,000–$50,000 


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