Senior Accountant - Private Company

Manning Elliott - Vancouver, BC (11 months ago)

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Status: Permanent, Full-Time Purpose of Role: Responsible for promoting a culture of development by leading and mentoring junior team members toward meeting and managing client and firm expectations
Responsible for managing relationships throughout the engagement
Ensure proactive and professional communication with key stakeholders
Reports to: Partner
Senior Manager
Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes: Designated CPA with minimum of 1-2 years experience post designation working with private, owner managed clients in a public accounting firm, including preparation of corporate tax returns
Fundamental financial accounting and tax knowledge
Sound foundation of preparing Canadian personal and corporate income tax returns
Strong working knowledge of accounting systems, Taxprep and Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
Provides quality client service
Creative problem solving ability
Strong engagement management skills
Experience supervising and mentoring Junior Accountants
Identifies engagement issues and attempts to resolve them
Responsibilities: Plan and execute notice to readers and review engagements, including preparation of financial statements in accordance with ASPE standards
Train and mentor junior team members and provide feedback to ensure they are able to make improvements on subsequent engagements
Understands client business and identifies issues and suggests improvements
Is able to produce concise and complete reports for review by engagement manager
Applies technical knowledge and research in formulating client and firm related recommendations
Working with the engagement manager, anticipates engagement issues and risks, assesses alternatives and takes appropriate action
Develops a working knowledge of business market
Build effective working relationships with client contacts, and respond effectively to client requests
Identify new business opportunities with existing clients
Ensure compliance with internal control and policies
Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting team and other departments
Communicating with other members of the client service team, including partners and managers, to ensure client expectations are met and managed in a timely fashion
Actively supports and participates in firm wide initiatives
Participates in the firm’s Team Development and Performance Management Program
Promotes the firm’s Quality Control Standards
Salary Range: Competitive We are one one of the largest independent regional accounting and business advisory firms operating exclusively in British Columbia. We offer an exceptional work environment that allows our team members to enjoy a balanced lifestyle while providing them with opportunities for professional and personal growth. Our attractive salary and comprehensive benefits package and flexible summer work schedule will appeal to talented individuals who share our desire to be the best. If you have strong technical and interpersonal skills and desire a challenging position with a progressive accounting firm, please apply below.