Canada MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal

Compensation data for strategic decisions

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Finance, accounting, and legal positions play an essential role in the management of any business. With the right employees keeping track of your company’s income, expenses, and legal practices, they can help direct the course for your business. Without suitable guidance, such as compensation data, your company won’t be able to properly reward these employees.

Create and evaluate competitive compensation offerings with the Canada MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal Survey. With nearly 1,500 positions common across industries surveyed, cut the data to match your organization’s exact size or geographical area. See what your competitors are paying for similar positions. Analyze the compensation data across four main career streams:

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-professional
  • Professional
Are you ready to strategically reward your employees?
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  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Related Articles
  • 2019 Participation


Conducted for over 25 years, this survey contains compensation data from 26 position subfamilies and 954 organizations across all industries. Use this data to evaluate your finance, accounting, and legal department salaries from top to bottom.

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. This comprehensive job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

With the move to Mercer Job Library, there are 1,492 positions collected within the Canada MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal Survey. There are 123 specializations within seven job families, giving you access to even more compensation benchmarking insights. These job families are:

  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Consumer & Commercial Banking
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Insurance
  • Legal, Compliance, and Audit

Delivered in Fully Customizable Formats
Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology
Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization's size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

Product Details


  • # Positions Published: 1,492
  • # Positions Surveyed: 509
  • # Organizations: 954
  • # Observations: 54,215

Based on data from the 2018 Canada MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Ranges
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

Data Analyzed


  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan
  • National
  • Regional

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Revenue
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Number of Employees
  • Operating Expenses/Budget

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Positions Families Analyzed

  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Consumer & Commercial Banking
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Insurance
  • Legal, Compliance, and Audit
  • Position Sub-Families Analyzed

    • Accounting
    • Accounts Payable/Receivable
    • Business Strategy & Planning
    • Claims Services
    • Communications & Corporate Affairs Leadership
    • Compliance
    • Corporate Compliance & Legal Leadership
    • Corporate Finance (Financial Planning/Analysis)
    • Credit & Collections
    • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
    • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence Management
    • Finance & Accounting Leadership
    • Finance Generalists
    • Financial Control
    • Fraud Detection & Prevention
    • Internal Audit
    • Investor Relations
    • Legal
    • Legal & Compliance Management
    • Lending & Leasing Operations
    • Management Accounting
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Risk Management
    • Tax
    • Treasury
    • Underwriting & Loss Control


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    • 2018 results will be available for purchase in August with results delivered upon survey release.


    • Participation Opens: February 13
    • Participation Deadline: April 19
    • Date Effective: April 1
    • Report Available: August

    Participating Companies

    View a list of the participating companies included in the 2018 Canada MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal survey here.

    Position List & Sample Report

    Position List

    View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

    Sample Report

    View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

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    2019 Participation

    2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

    • A discount on survey results!
    • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
    • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.
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