Senior Staff Accountant

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Location
Toronto, ON
Salary
$80,000 - $90,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Dec 01, 2017
Job ID
2546978
Our client is more than one of Canada’s premier independent chartered professional accounting firms. We are a group of passionate people, delivering meaningful results to our clients. We are currently looking for a proactive, self-starter to join our team as a Senior Staff Accountant.

Position Summary

Professional staff members in this position have at least two years’ experience in a public accounting firm. This position is responsible for various engagements and may at times be involved in two or more assignments simultaneously. Professional staff members must have a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Principals (GAAP and GAAS) and Canadian taxation to be able to carry out and supervise field work in the more complex areas of the audit.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Specifically, the duties of the Senior Staff Accountant are:
  • To plan and prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner;
  • To prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e., enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter);
  • To ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures, and GAAS, if applicable. Also to ensure that all queries and outstanding points have been cleared satisfactorily;
  • To complete the following audit sections: walkthroughs, internal control analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, revenue and expenses;
  • To complete entire NTRs, reviews and small audits;
  • To train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements;
  • To prepare corporate and personal tax returns;
  • To promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution.

Qualifications

Must have a minimum of:
  • University degree;
  • Completion of or close to completion of CPA, CA designation;
  • At least two years’ practical experience in public practice.
  • Key Competencies
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Dedication and strong work ethic;
  • Positive team player;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP, CAS and Canadian tax;
  • Requires little supervision on routine tasks;
  • Able to prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously.

Client Service
  • Excellent client service skills, with the desire and ability to understand the clients’ businesses;
  • Comfortable making contact with clients; conscious of client relations and expectations.
  • Computer Skills
  • Caseware
  • Caseview
  • Taxprep
  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook

Qualifications
  • Must have a minimum of:
  • University degree;
  • Completion of or close to completion of CPA, CA designation;
  • At least two years’ practical experience in public practice.

Key Competencies

Personal Effectiveness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Dedication and strong work ethic;
  • Positive team player;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP, CAS and Canadian tax;
  • Requires little supervision on routine tasks;
  • Able to prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously.

Client Service
  • Excellent client service skills, with the desire and ability to understand the clients’ businesses;
  • Comfortable making contact with clients; conscious of client relations and expectations.
  • Computer Skills
  • Caseware
  • Caseview
  • Taxprep
  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook