Senior Accountant

We are looking for a senior accountant to join our firm in Airdrie. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with a flexible work schedule. Our Senior Accountant brings an intimate understanding of each client’s business and will convert information into insight to uncover opportunities to improve client operational efficiency and financial performance.

Reach your highest potential

Ascend is a fast-growing accounting, tax and advisory firm with a national presence serving small and medium businesses across Canada. We are passionate about the professional development of our people and we strive to create opportunities that support their career objectives. As a growing accounting practice there is opportunity for all staff to grow with us. We thrive on our diversity and we celebrate the success of our people.

Why join us?

  • Innovative at Our Core – We continuously invest in process improvement and the utilization of technology to allow our staff to focus on meaningful work
  • Great Team Members – We have a solid group who are committed to service excellence in our profession
  • Work Life Balance – Ascend is committed to be a great employer in our community; our staff enjoy flexible work schedules
  • Professional Development – We see huge value by investing in our people

The Responsibilities

  • Planning and conducting audit and review procedures
  • Preparing and analyzing business financial statements and reports
  • Identifying opportunities to help business clients by providing advisory services
  • Preparing and reviewing corporate and personal tax returns for private business owners
  • Collaborating with other accounting staff and providing mentorship and team leadership


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration
  • CPA designation considered an asset
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered


  • 5 years experience in public practice is preferred
  • Proven ability to recognize planning opportunities for individuals and their businesses
  • Knowledge and practical experience in Canadian tax– personal, corporate, excise
  • Advanced knowledge and practical experience in Canadian GAAPs – ASPE and ASNFPO


  • Profile, Cantax, TaxPrep, Caseware/Caseview, Jazzit, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint

Personal Characteristics

  • When faced with complex client files involving many factors, you enjoy managing all of the variables; aligning and arranging them in the most efficient manner
  • Eager to learn with a natural curiosity around the changes & trends in accounting
  • The ability to keep things in perspective when faced with problems or challenges that are out of the ordinary
  • Giving back to the community is part of a full and rewarding life

Additional details:

  • We welcome all qualified applicants - our diversity reflects the community we serve
  • Travel (within the province) at 15% to 20% over the course of the year is expected; therefore, a valid drivers license is needed
  • Our office locations are nation wide
  • Relocation assistance is available
  • 2 professional references will be required