Senior Staff Accountant

We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our growing practice. This individual must be able to multi task to meet deadlines and has strong communication skills. This role requires a high degree of technical accounting competency combined with a natural ability to understand the client's business. The Senior Accountant role is a key client contact and will be involved with all aspects of the client's file by working closely with resources in the tax and advisory team.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Notice to Reader and Review Engagements, including completion of all working papers, adjusting journal entries, and financial statements in accordance with Firm standards;
  • Keep up-to-date on the content and practical applications of accounting and assurance standards, and know how to access and research professional and technical materials;
  • Proactively identify engagement issues, and recommend solutions;
  • Identify process improvements for future assignments and share this knowledge and experience with other team members, including less experienced staff;
  • Complete Personal and Corporate Tax Returns, Trust Returns, and T4 and T5 tax slips
  • Effective communication with our clients, with government agencies and with our partners and staff
  • Assisting and supervising junior staff
  • Working cooperatively and effectively with other staff members

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • CPA Designation (and/or legacy CA, CMA, or CGA)
  • A University degree
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant public practice experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office, CaseWare, JazzIt, and Taxprep
  • Public accounting experience including Review Engagements and the preparation of personal and corporate tax returns
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & client service skills
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks