Staff Accountant in Public Practice

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We are a growth oriented accounting firm and specialize in owner operated business clients.  We provide all services in-house and help the owners with their accounting, bookkeeping, tax and payroll needs.

Our firm will offer you the challenge of a variety of assignments related to the regular day-to-day duties in public practice.  As Staff Accountant, you will review the work of junior and bookkeeping staff.  Extensive corporate and personal tax knowledge is a must.  We are committed to the ongoing professional development and are a leading edge, paperless firm that believes in a work-home balance. 

 

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Prepare Notice to Reader working paper files;
  • Prepare corporate and personal tax returns;
  • Record bookkeeping from start to finish and file GST returns;
  • Adjust bookkeeping errors and navigate within the CRA website;
  • Meet with clients in person as well as on the phone;
  • Develop and enhance current process manual;
  • Consult with clients on routine questions and ad-hoc projects;

Competencies Desired

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exercises independent, professional judgment and discretion in performing tasks;
  • Ability to work independently, yet understand the importance of working as part of a team;
  • Understand the challenges of small business owners and is professional, polite and respectful at all times;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in personal tax and corporate tax;
  • General knowledge of payroll including basic rules and regulations;
  • Designation or working towards the CPA designation is desired but not necessary;
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office including MS Excel and Word;

Compensation

We can offer you a friendly, flexible small business work environment.  Our compensation package is competitive and based on experience.  Only applicants with Public Practice experience need apply.  This is a permanent position starting in August.  See our website at www.padgettcalgary.com.    Please e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary expectation to jobs@padgettcalgary.com.  No phone calls please.