Financial auditors and accountants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1111  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Financial auditors examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments. Financial auditors and accountants are employed by auditing and accounting firms throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed. Articling students in accounting firms are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Accountant
  • Accountant-controller
  • Accountants Supervisor
  • Accounting Controller
  • Analyst-accountant
  • Assistant Controller
  • Audit Unit Head - Taxation
  • Auditor - Finance
  • Auditor-CA (chartered Accountant)
  • Auditor-chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Auditors Supervisor
  • Bank Branch Accountant
  • Bank Reserves Auditor
  • Bankruptcy Trustee
  • Budget Accountant
  • CA (chartered Accountant)
  • CA (chartered Accountant) Student
  • Certified General Accountant (CGA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • CGA (certified General Accountant)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA) Student
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA)
  • Chief Accountant
  • Claims Accountant
  • CMA (certified Management Accountant)
  • Computer Audit Specialist
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Accounting Supervisor
  • Departmental Accountant
  • Division Controller - Accounting
  • Field Auditor - Finances
  • Financial Accountant
  • Financial Auditor
  • Financial Control Officer
  • General Accountant
  • Income Tax Adjuster
  • Income Tax Adviser
  • Income Tax Consultant
  • Income Tax Expert
  • Income Tax Investigator
  • Income Tax Specialist
  • Industrial Accountant
  • Industrial Auditor
  • Intermediate Accountant
  • Internal Audit Project Manager
  • Internal Audit Supervisor - Finances
  • Internal Auditor
  • Internal Auditor - Finances
  • Internal Auditors Supervisor - Finances
  • Machine Processing Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Management Accounting Chief
  • Manufacturing Accountant
  • Plant Accountant
  • Plant Controller
  • Production Accountant
  • Project Accountant
  • Property Accountant
  • Public Accountant
  • Public Accountants Chief
  • Public Accountants Supervisor
  • Reinsurance Analyst
  • Sales Auditor - Finances
  • Senior Accounting Analyst
  • Senior Cost Accountant
  • Senior Intern Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Adviser
  • Tax Analyst
  • Tax Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Evaluator
  • Tax Examiner
  • Tax Expert
  • Tax Specialist
  • Taxation Rulings Officer
  • Accountant
  • Chief Accountant
  • Financial Auditor
  • Income Tax Expert
  • Industrial Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Manager Financial Planning And Analysis
  • Finance Analyst
  • Lead Audit
  • Manager, Assurance And Advisory
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Part Time Night Auditor

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for financial auditors and accountants.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $54,635
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $57,734
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $54,859
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $72,074
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $73,604
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $64,772
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for financial auditors and accountants.

Gender Median Income
Male $64,772
Female $75,984
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (9 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for financial auditors and accountants.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$80,000.00
Highest Observed
$54,600.00
25th Percentile
$47,600.00
Average
$54,600.00
Median
$60,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for financial auditors and accountants

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 60
25 to 34 years 410
35 to 44 years 730
45 to 54 years 965
55 to 64 years 610
65 to 74 years 180
75 years and over 15
Total 2,980
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for financial auditors and accountants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 975
Part Time 2,100
Total 3,075
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for financial auditors and accountants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 1,335
Female 1,740
Total 3,075
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for financial auditors and accountants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,515
Self Employed 465
Total 2,980
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for financial auditors and accountants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 2,880
Unemployed 95
Total 2,980
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for financial auditors and accountants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 275
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 35
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 780
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 145
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,840
Total 3,075
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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