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Schwartz & Company

Senior Staff Accountant



Company Information

Schwartz & Company is a Calgary-based accounting firm, the successor practice to C. L. Smith & Company, founded in 2009 and serving the small and medium-sized enterprise market, as well as a number of not-for-profit organizations.

Our areas of expertise include a full range of assurance services, including audits, reviews and compilations, as well as corporate and personal income taxes. The firm is a registered professional accounting firm with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta).

Job Description

Small practice in the South of Calgary that delivers a comprehensive range of accounting, assurance and taxation services to meet our clients’ personal and business needs. With a proven ability to take initiative and the motivation to produce high quality work, the successful candidate for this position will be responsible for file preparation of compilation, review and audit engagements as well as personal and corporate tax. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills and an excellent professional communication ability, with an interest in working in a smaller firm.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Corporate year-end work for small and medium-sized enterprises including notices to reader and review engagements, which includes completion of working paper files, draft financial statements, corporate tax returns and in some cases additional filing such as T4s, T5s and GST returns.
  • Audit engagements for non-profits, which includes completion of working paper files, draft financial statements and related returns (charity returns or T2 information returns).
  • Preparation, review and client advice on personal, corporate and trust tax returns.
  • Provide support to clients on general questions regarding year-end and bookkeeping issues.
  • Effective communication with our clients, with government agencies and with staff.


Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills and motivated to produce high quality work.
  • Self-confidence and maturity with strong client relations skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time-management abilities and self-motivation.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and the flexibility to manage multiple tasks.
  • The ability to use CaseWare, ProFile, QuickBooks, Simply/Sage Accounting, Microsoft Office – Excel and Word would be beneficial and quick learning of additional software programs is important.


Education and Experience:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant Designation or finalist.
  • Recent CPA graduate (or finalist) or 1st year associate // 3 to 5 years public practice is desired.


Job Type: Full-time


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. 

Contact Information

Schwartz & Company
Public Accounting
Mycroft Schwartz
(403) 234-9080
Posting Date: 22-Aug-2017Public AccountingAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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