Senior Accountant

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Joly Heinzlmeir Chartered Professional Accountant is a growing accounting firm with 25+ years of experience serving a wide variety of clients throughout central Alberta.  We build meaningful long-term relationships with the businesses and individuals we serve while providing personalized and professional accounting and taxation services. Our close-knit team of staff, supports and encourages one another which truly makes the work environment a pleasure to be a part of.  We are seeking a full-time Senior Accountant to join our team as we continue to grow and advance.

This position offers opportunities, including a future partnership arrangement.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Efficiently prepare compilation, review, bookkeeping and tax engagements and complete working papers, financial statements, corresponding notes and tax returns for compilation and review engagements for clients in a variety of businesses.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare personal and corporate tax returns (and other tax compliance slips) ensuring compliance with government standards.
  • Follow up on review notes, confirmations received and outstanding issues to assist in the completion of the file.
  • Apply knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE).
  • Stay current with all the Assurance changes and requirements.
  • Assist in setting up Assurance templates, where necessary.
  • Communicate with governments regarding information requests, assessments and installments.
  • Supervise, train and mentor junior staff members and review their work.
  • Effectively communicate with team members regarding progress updates and issues on an ongoing basis.
  • Build positive working relationships with clients and effectively respond to requests, queries and suggestions as well as assist them with accounting software, bookkeeping and data entry as assigned.
  • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks.
  • Work with accounting software and provide support to clients.
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes.
  • Attend courses to further develop your accounting and assurance knowledge.
  • Develop a portfolio of new clients and business opportunities on an ongoing basis.

Competencies:

  • Professional designation required.
  • Minimum 5 years (post-designation) public practice experience.
  • In depth experience in ASPE files.
  • Solid technical knowledge of the CPA Canada Handbook
  • Thorough working knowledge of programs including, Caseware, Caseview, Taxprep, Excel, Word, Sage and Quickbooks.
  • Display strong problem solving, analytical and communication skills.
  • Value teamwork, client service and quality in detailed work.
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and integration skill set
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple staff.
  • Ability to be clear and concise through excellent written and verbal communication.

Employment Package:

We provide a competitive salary, including medical benefits, member dues, professional development courses, and reduced hours in the summer. 

Please reply in confidence with a cover letter and resume to dheinzlmeir@jhpa.ca.  We thank all applicants for their interest.  We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted in early January.