Accounting technician - Salary and Career
Accounting Technicians

Accounting technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They carry out activities related to accounting in companies, government agencies and other public and private institutions. To this end, they constitute and regularize a company, identify documents and information, attend to inspections and provide business consultancy. They perform general accounting, operationalize cost accounting and perform management accounting. They manage the personnel department and carry out asset control.

How much does an Accounting technician earn

A Accounting technician earns between $1.528 and $7.699 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.209 and a median salary of $2.648 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 4.058 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Accounting technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.209 38.513 802 15
1º Quartile 1.528 18.342 382 7
Median Salary 2.648 31.780 662 12
3º Quartile 5.872 70.463 1.468 28
Higher Salary 7.699 92.393 1.925 36


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • technicians of administrative sciences
        • accounting technicians

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Main workplaces

Accounting Technicians they work in accounting offices, in the accounting departments of agricultural, commercial, industrial and service companies and in government bodies, as statutory, salaried employees or as self-employed (accounting consultant). The work is in person or at a distance, it can be carried out individually without supervision, or in a team, under supervision. Professionals work indoors during the day. The chief accountant and the accountant remain, for long periods, in uncomfortable positions and work under pressure, which can lead to constant stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Accounting Technicians

The exercise of these occupations requires a technical course in accounting (middle level). The full exercise of activities occurs after four years of experience.


Functions and activities of Accounting technician

Accounting Technicians must:

  • identify documents and information;
  • perform asset control;
  • manage the personnel department;
  • regularizar empresa;
  • perform equity control;
  • proceder business consulting;
  • demonstrate personal competencies;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • establishing a company;
  • complete inspection;
  • proceder empresarial consultancy;
  • perform general ledger;
  • demonstrate personal competence;
  • execute general accounting;
  • run general accounting;
  • communicate;
  • regularize the company;
  • perform management accounting;
  • constitute a company;
  • proceder business consultancy;
  • perform general accounting;
  • operationalize cost accounting;
  • regularize company;
  • follow inspection;
  • proceder empresarial;

  • Activities

    • analyze balance sheet accounts;
    • inventory assets;
    • demonstrate professional attitude;
    • perform comparative analyses;
    • analyze corporate documentation;
    • relate operating and non-operating costs;
    • reason logically;
    • restructure chart of accounts;
    • control the entry of fixed assets;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • prepare all books relevant to the company for authentication;
    • study the accounting documentation;
    • amortize the expenses and costs incurred;
    • mastering computer skills;
    • reconcile accounts;
    • proceed with equity accounting;
    • redo ancillary tax obligations;
    • keep up to date;
    • lead work teams;
    • generate social charges slips;
    • prepare the social balance;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • check the terms of collective bargaining;
    • take inventory;
    • interpret legislation;
    • write off fixed assets;
    • analyze account behavior;
    • diagnose the company's problems;
    • write the actual profit calculation book (lalur);
    • elaborate an article of incorporation;
    • provide clarification;
    • distinguish acts from administrative facts;
    • update accounting;
    • forward the articles of incorporation to the file at the commercial registry and/or registry office;
    • inventory labor documentation and legislation;
    • demonstrate security;
    • exhibit objectivity;
    • prepare reports;
    • forward the documents to the competent sectors;
    • make documents and books available;
    • transparent objectivity;
    • delegate competence;
    • implement a job and salary plan;
    • analyze behavior of accounts;
    • monitor the company's final results;
    • calculate interest on equity in formation;
    • use means and vehicles of communication;
    • develop chart of accounts;
    • depreciate assets;
    • demonstrate discipline;
    • advise audit;
    • deliver courses and lectures;
    • fit the company into the activity;
    • account budgeted or incurred cost;
    • contact the competent bodies;
    • reorganize accounting;
    • reply to customer inquiry;
    • change the articles of incorporation;
    • accounting taxes;
    • define cost center;
    • compile accounting information;
    • look good;
    • register the company with the competent public bodies;
    • use work tools correctly;
    • send newsletters;
    • work as a team;
    • show cost incurred and/or budgeted;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • visit the customer regularly;
    • perform general ledger entries;
    • monitor the occupational health medical control program;
    • recalculate taxes;
    • compute the payroll of employees, employers and third parties;
    • correct assets;
    • prepare cash flow;
    • make budget forecast;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • provide subsidies to company administrators;
    • study changes in labor legislation;
    • make opening balance;
    • manage the employee's social benefits;
    • code accounting documents;
    • extinguish companies;
    • supervise the work;
    • advise the development of accounting software ;
    • create cost report;
    • form accounting parts of companies;
    • fulfill ancillary tax obligations;
    • request documentation for admission;
    • make trial balances;
    • send documents to be archived;
    • eliminate documents from the archive after legal deadline;
    • distribute tasks;
    • perform tax planning;
    • identify managerial and administrative cost;
    • perform an employment contract;
    • control vacation;
    • providing consultancy in the incorporation of the company;
    • examine tax documents and legislation;
    • issue journal, ledger and fiscal books;
    • issue internal memos;
    • determine the result of the sale;
    • finish installment orders;
    • prepare termination and approval;
    • solve administrative problems;
    • classify tax documents;
    • master numerical quantities;
    • apply the legislation relating to the purpose of the company;
    • provide administrative defense;
    • revaluate assets;


    Sectors that hire Accounting technician the most in the job market

    • accounting activities
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • hospital care activities
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • business management consulting activities
    • document preparation and specialized administrative support services
    • building construction
    • accounting and tax consulting and auditing activities
    • temporary labor lease




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