How Much Does a Real Estate Accountant Cost in Canada?

May 28, 2021 | Written by: Sohail Afzal


There has been a revolution in the accounting and bookkeeping services in Canada and neighbouring countries in the last few decades. There were times when accountants or bookkeepers used to carry a pile of bulky files around the office and sit there for extended hours with their noses buried in those books.

But nowadays, like many other professional services, bookkeeping and account management services are also readily available as per customer’s demands. The accounting services in Canada and especially in GTA Accounting are very competitive. And that’s one reason why you can always have a good deal with accounting firms.

Real estate accounting has also become a hot gig in the accounting industry these days. You can easily find the best options near your workplace or home if you work remotely. Many accountants and CPAs offer their complete services remotely, making it much more convenient for real estate investors.

Being a real estate investor, you have to make tough decisions, and at times a lot of work goes into closing a good deal. Many freelance accountants and bookkeepers can work for you long-term, but they keep getting new clients. Sometimes, when you need your freelance bookkeeper, and they are onto another deal, things may get entangled for you. Therefore, it is recommended to go for professional accounting/bookkeeping services for your real estate business.

Benefits Of Consulting Professional Accounting Firms

Right from your business’s start, you can rely on a professional accounting firm for several business operations. You may want to get your business registered for HST or GST. If you have some employees under you, you may also need payroll management services. If you are a start-up, you can get a complete guide with professional solutions for your entrepreneurship journey.

So, let’s figure out how much does a real estate accountant cost in Canada?

Pricing for Real Estate Accountant

The pricing for real estate accountants has an extensive range. It can fall somewhere between $30 to $300 an hour or more. It all depends on the experience, qualification, and number of satisfied clients. The following table will help you understand the tentative payment plan for your real estate accountant/bookkeeper.

Service type Qualification Experience Charges per hour
Real Estate Accounting Certificate or Diploma


Fresh or very low experience $20 to $30
1 or 2 years $30 to $50
More than 2 years < $40
More than 5 years <$60
Bachelor’s Degree


Fresh or very low experience $30 to $50
1 or 2 years $50 to $60
More than 2 years <$100
More than 5 years <$150
Master’s Degree



Fresh or very low experience $50 to $70
1 or 2 years $70 to $100
More than 2 years <$150
More than 5 years <$300

The Take-Away

The main conclusion of this entire analysis is to provide people with the tentative price range for a real estate accountant. And the best way to go about it is to seek professional assistance. Sometimes things seem straightforward until you get into them. Accounting and bookkeeping for real estate investors are essential business processes, and mistakes cannot be tolerated. Professional accounting firms in Canada provide risk-free and meticulous accounting and bookkeeping services. Not only can you get them to manage your business’s books, but they will also offer you several other financial services, such as preparing financial statements and business incorporation services.

Sohail Afzal CPA Toronto

Sohail Afzal, CPA, CMA, MBA

Sohail Afzal, (CPA, CMA, MBA) is the founder & CEO of GTA Accounting Professional Corporation. He is a highly experienced Chartered Professional Accountant and businessman himself and understands the challenges that many businesses face when it comes to cash flow management. As an experienced business consultant & tax advisor, he is helping companies grow by providing the technical, financial, and contractual information necessary for strategic decision-making.

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