One of the most asked questions is:  how much does an accountant or CPA earn? We have done some research and found out what some of the major countries are paying their accountants / CPA's.  We have divided the information into easy to understand blocks with average accountant / CPA salary based on the years of experience by country and by job description.

 
Having a CPA designation not just gets you a higher salary in the job market - it also opens a global list of opportunities.
  
An accountant with a CPA license you will most likely be paid a premium, no matter what your field of accounting expertise is - whether you’re at a public accounting firm or working as a management accountant or consultant. Your salary is affected by geographic location. Your salary may also be affected by how many years of experience you have in the field, specialty credentials, specific area of practice and type of business.
Whether you are starting out on your accounting career or already have a a bachelor degree, masters degree in accounting or an mba in accounting, it is important to know what your potential salary might be.
We compiled a list of salaries by various positions for the following countries which hold CPA's in high regard:
 
 
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note: we have compiled this list of salaries based on research on the world wide web. We in no way guarantee the accuracy of this information below and take no reponsibility on any action you may take after reading this information.
 
 
 

 

 

     

Average Salary based on Years of Experience

Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
United States   No Designation        
  US Dollar Accounting Clerk 42,250 52,250 61,250 79,750
  US Dollar Accounts Payable 45,250 55,250 68,750 87,750
  US Dollar Accounts Receivable 45,250 55,250 68,750 87,750
  US Dollar Assistant Accountant 45,250 55,250 68,750 87,750
  US Dollar Financial Accountant 50,500 60,500 72,500 88,500
  US Dollar Company Accountant 50,500 60,500 72,500 88,500
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  US Dollar Financial Accountant 86,500 107,000 108,000 147,250
  US Dollar Company Accountant 86,500 107,000 108,000 147,250
  US Dollar Management Accountant 46,750 54,750 69,750 116,500
  US Dollar Cost Accountant 44,750 51,000 64,000 100,000
  US Dollar Project Accountant 73,250 78,500 93,000 102,750
  US Dollar Tax Accountant 47,500 56,000 76,000 92,500
  US Dollar Treasury Accountant 45,500 56,500 74,500 127,000
  US Dollar Group Accountant 67,500 75,250 89,000 107,000
  US Dollar Finance Manager N/A 90,750 97,500 120,750
  US Dollar Financial Controller N/A N/A 129,000 141,750
  US Dollar Group Financial Controller N/A N/A 129,500 153,000
  US Dollar Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 207,000 292,250
 

 

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      Average Salary based on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
Canada   No Designation        
  $ CAD Accounting Clerk 35,000 35,000 45,000 45,000
  $ CAD Accounts Payable 55,000 55,000 73,750 73,750
  $ CAD Accounts Receivable 55,000 55,000 73,750 73,750
  $ CAD Assistant Accountant 37,750 37,750 46,000 46,000
  $ CAD Financial Accountant 46,000 58,250 78,250 78,250
  $ CAD Company Accountant 46,000 58,250 78,250 78,250
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  $ CAD Financial Accountant 68,750 68,750 81,000 81,000
  $ CAD Company Accountant 68,750 68,750 81,000 81,000
  $ CAD Project Accountant 66,750 66,750 77,250 77,250
  $ CAD Tax Accountant 66,750 102,250 105,500 135,500
  $ CAD Treasury Accountant 86,750 102,250 105,500 135,500
  $ CAD Group Accountant 66,750 102,250 105,500 135,500
  $ CAD Finance Manager N/A N/A 105,500 145,500
  $ CAD Financial Controller N/A N/A 132,500 153,000
  $ CAD Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 186,500 204,500
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
      Average Salary based on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
United Kingdom   No Designation        
  Pound Accounting Clerk 18,500 20,500 25,000 25,000
  Pound Accounts Payable 18,500 20,500 25,000 25,000
  Pound Accounts Receivable 18,500 20,500 25,000 25,000
  Pound Assistant Accountant 18,500 22,500 25,000 28,000
  Pound Financial Accountant 20,500 25,000 27,000 30,000
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  Pound Financial Accountant 32,500 33,000 48,000 48,000
  Pound Company Accountant 32,500 33,000 48,000 48,000
  Pound Cost Accountant 32,500 33,000 48,000 48,000
  Pound Treasury Accountant 32,500 43,000 45,000 55,000
  Pound Group Accountant 40,000 45,000 50,000 62,000
  Pound Finance Manager N/A N/A 65,000 67,000
  Pound Financial Controller N/A N/A 65,000 67,000
  Pound Group Financial Controller N/A N/A 90,000 120,000
  Pound Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 90,000 120,000
 
 
 

 

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      Average Salary based on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
Australia   No Designation        
  $ AUD  Accounting Clerk 45,000 45,000 55,000 55,000
  $ AUD  Accounts Payable 50,000 50,000 65,000 65,000
  $ AUD  Accounts Receivable 45,000 45,000 65,000 65,000
  $ AUD  Assistant Accountant 50,000 50,000 70,000 70,000
  $ AUD  Financial Accountant 55,000 55,000 75,000 75,000
  $ AUD  Company Accountant 90,000 90,000 95,000 95,000
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  $ AUD  Financial Accountant 90,000 90,000 90,000 120,000
  $ AUD  Company Accountant 90,000 95,000 140,000 140,000
  $ AUD  Management Accountant 90,000 95,000 120,000 120,000
  $ AUD  Cost Accountant 65,000 650,000 90,000 95,000
  $ AUD  Fund Accountant 90,000 90,000 110,000 110,000
  $ AUD  Systems Accountant 55,000 75,000 95,000 105,000
  $ AUD  Tax Accountant 70,000 70,000 95,000 95,000
  $ AUD  Treasury Accountant 60,000 60,000 90,000 90,000
  $ AUD  Group Accountant N/A N/A 120,000 140,000
  $ AUD  Finance Manager N/A N/A 130,000 170,000
  $ AUD  Financial Controller N/A N/A 190,000 200,000
  $ AUD  Group Financial Controller N/A N/A 190,000 200,000
  $ AUD  Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 200,000 250,000
 
 

 

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      Average Salary based on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
New Zealand   No Designation        
  $ NZD Accounting Clerk 45,000 45,000 55,000 55,000
  $ NZD Accounts Payable 50,000 50,000 65,000 65,000
  $ NZD  Accounts Receivable 45,000 45,000 65,000 65,000
  $ NZD  Assistant Accountant 50,000 50,000 70,000 70,000
  $ NZD Financial Accountant 55,000 55,000 75,000 75,000
  $ NZD Company Accountant 90,000 90,000 95,000 95,000
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  $ NZD Financial Accountant 90,000 90,000 90,000 120,000
  $ NZD Company Accountant 90,000 95,000 140,000 140,000
  $ NZD Management Accountant 90,000 95,000 120,000 120,000
  $ NZD Cost Accountant 65,000 650,000 90,000 95,000
  $ NZD Fund Accountant 90,000 90,000 110,000 110,000
  $ NZD Systems Accountant 55,000 75,000 95,000 105,000
  $ NZD Tax Accountant 70,000 70,000 95,000 95,000
  $ NZD Treasury Accountant 60,000 60,000 90,000 90,000
  $ NZD Group Accountant N/A N/A 120,000 140,000
  $ NZD Finance Manager N/A N/A 130,000 170,000
  $ NZD Financial Controller N/A N/A 190,000 200,000
  $ NZD Group Financial Controller N/A N/A 190,000 200,000
  $ NZD Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 200,000 250,000
 
 
 

 

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      Average Salary based on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
Singapore   No Designation        
  Singapore Dollar $ Accounting Clerk 45,000 50,000 68,000 73,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Accounts Payable 45,000 50,000 68,000 73,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Accounts Receivable 45,000 50,000 68,000 73,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Assistant Accountant 45,000 50,000 68,000 73,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Financial Accountant 45,000 50,000 72,000 80,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Company Accountant 45,000 50,000 72,000 80,000
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  Singapore Dollar $ Financial Accountant 65,000 75,000 83,000 85,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Company Accountant 65,000 75,000 83,000 85,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Management Accountant 65,000 75,000 88,000 98,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Cost Accountant 65,000 75,000 88,000 98,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Tax Accountant 65,000 75,000 88,000 98,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Treasury Accountant 65,000 75,000 90,000 105,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Finance Manager N/A N/A 90,000 120,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Financial Controller N/A N/A 150,000 190,000
  Singapore Dollar $ Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 200,000 300,000
 
 

 

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      Average Salary based on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
China   No Designation        
  CNY Accounting Clerk 160,000 180,000 210,000 220,000
  CNY Accounts Payable 160,000 180,000 210,000 220,000
  CNY Accounts Receivable 160,000 180,000 210,000 220,000
  CNY Assistant Accountant 160,000 180,000 210,000 220,000
  CNY Financial Accountant 160,000 180,000 210,000 220,000
  CNY Company Accountant 160,000 180,000 350,000 450,000
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  CNY Financial Accountant 375,000 375,000 450,000 480,000
  CNY Company Accountant 375,000 375,000 450,000 480,000
  CNY Management Accountant 400,000 420,000 500,000 550,000
  CNY Tax Accountant 250,000 275,000 550,000 600,000
  CNY Treasury Accountant 250,000 275,000 650,000 700,000
  CNY Finance Manager N/A N/A 550,000 750,000
  CNY Financial Controller N/A N/A 800,000 1,000,000
  CNY Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 1,100,000 2,200,000
 
 
 
 
 

 

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      Average Salary based   on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
Hong Kong   No Designation        
  HK$ Accounting Clerk 108,000 108,000 156,000 156,000
  HK$ Accounts Payable 108,000 108,000 156,000 156,000
  HK$ Accounts Receivable 108,000 108,000 156,000 156,000
  HK$ Assistant Accountant 162,000 162,000 252,000 252,000
  HK$ Financial Accountant 264,000 264,000 336,000 336,000
  HK$ Company Accountant 264,000 264,000 336,000 336,000
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  HK$ Financial Accountant 300,000 300,000 420,000 420,000
  HK$ Company Accountant 300,000 300,000 420,000 420,000
  HK$ Management Accountant 300,000 360,000 360,000 720,000
  HK$ Cost Accountant 300,000 360,000 360,000 720,000
  HK$ Fund Accountant 216,000 350,000 350,000 575,000
  HK$ Project Accountant 300,000 420,000 420,000 780,000
  HK$ Tax Accountant 240,000 300,000 360,000 480,000
  HK$ Treasury Accountant 240,000 360,000 420,000 540,000
  HK$ Finance Manager 430,000 480,000 600,000 780,000
  HK$ Financial Controller N/A N/A 650,000 900,000
  HK$ Group Financial Controller N/A N/A 1,000,000 1,200,000
  HK$ Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 1,500,000 2,500,000
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
      Average Salary based on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
South Africa   No Designation        
  ZAR (R) Accounting Clerk 150,000 220,000 220,000 350,000
  ZAR (R) Accounts Payable 150,000 220,000 220,000 350,000
  ZAR (R) Accounts Receivable 150,000 220,000 220,000 350,000
  ZAR (R) Assistant Accountant 330,000 550,000 440,000 650,000
  ZAR (R) Financial Accountant 330,000 550,000 440,000 650,000
  ZAR (R) Company Accountant 330,000 550,000 440,000 650,000
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  ZAR (R) Financial Accountant 500,000 575,000 650,000 900,000
  ZAR (R) Company Accountant 500,000 575,000 650,000 900,000
  ZAR (R) Management Accountant 450,000 600,000 650,000 900,000
  ZAR (R) Cost Accountant 450,000 600,000 650,000 900,000
  ZAR (R) Tax Accountant 330,000 550,000 550,000 800,000
  ZAR (R) Treasury Accountant 220,000 220,000 450,000 450,000
  ZAR (R) Group Accountant 450,000 450,000 650,000 650,000
  ZAR (R) Finance Manager 750,000 900,000 950,000 1,200,000
  ZAR (R) Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 1,500,000 3,000,000
 
 
 
 
 
      Average Salary based on Years of Experience
Country Currency Position 0-2 Years 2-5 Years 5-10 Years 10 Years +
United Arab Emirates   No Designation        
  USD Accounting Clerk 36,750 42,500 64,500 69,500
  USD Accounts Payable 48,500 75,000 77,500 115,000
  USD Accounts Receivable 48,500 75,000 77,500 115,000
  USD Assistant Accountant 36,750 42,500 64,500 69,500
  USD Financial Accountant 55,000 55,000 130,000 130,000
             
    With CA or CPA Designation        
  USD Financial Accountant 90,000 100,000 135,000 135,000
  USD Company Accountant 90,000 100,000 160,500 160,500
  USD Management Accountant 100,000 100,000 109,000 121,000
  USD Cost Accountant 90,250 70,250 80,000 121,000
  USD Treasury Accountant 109,000 130,000 133,000 170,250
  USD Finance Manager N/A N/A 118,500 163,000
  USD Financial Controller N/A N/A 210,000 360,000
  USD Chief Financial Officer N/A N/A 240,000 490,000
 
 
note: we have compiled this list of salaries based on research on the world wide web. We in no way guarantee the accuracy of this information below and take no reponsibility on any action you may take after reading this information.
 
 
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