Senior Staff Accountant – Government Services

Welch LLP - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Welch LLP is a leading full-service public accounting firm with a rich and tenured history. Established in Ottawa 100 years ago, Welch has evolved from a single office to become the largest locally- owned and operated firm in the region, with 12 offices and over 300 people across Ontario and Western Quebec. Welch LLP ranks as the 14th largest accounting firm in Canada.

This growth didn’t come by accident, nor should it come as a surprise… with a full suite of professional services, ranging from traditional assurance to expert business advisory, our clients respect and value the firm’s expertise and commitment to exceptional service. Welch’s clientele is as varied as the economic landscape, ranging from start-ups to large, multi-divisional privately-held companies, not-for- profit organizations and public sector entities.

Are you interested in the public service? Welch LLP is rapidly expanding our growth in the government space, and we are currently seeking a Senior Staff Accountant to join our Government Group.

Duties and Responsibilities
Lead and execute client assurance engagements while providing exceptional client service under varying reporting frameworks
Plan and execute fieldwork assignments, including managing budget and resource needs
Analyze and review client prepared financial statements, reports, and filings
Supervise and mentor junior staff
Maximize engagement profitability by ensuring recovery rates on jobs are maintained at or above firm standards. Where recovery rates on jobs are below firm standards, work with the staff to ensure all aspects of the engagement are operating effectively and efficiently
Think strategically about client needs by understanding the government environment and related trends
Anticipate technical issues to avoid crises and where required, develop sound solutions
Involve appropriate firm personnel to ensure all aspects associated with the work have been properly addressed
Demonstrate technical competence in practice discipline, serve as a technical resource for staff, and provide suggestions for resolving technical issues.
CPA, CA designation obtained or close to completion
A minimum completion of 2-3 years of public accounting experience
A minimum completion of 2 years of external audit experience
Experience with compliance audits is considered a strong asset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; bilingualism (French) is considered a strong asset
Experience with Caseware is considered an asset
Ability to effectively plan, organize and control engagements
Strong understanding of a client-focused environment including related deadlines and the ability to work to meet those deadlines
Demonstrated initiative, and willingness and ability to accept responsibility
Aptitude for dealing with people in a respectful manner
Ability to work under pressure, decisiveness, good judgment and common sense
Ability to recognize and analyze problems, propose sound alternatives and conclusions
Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with clients

If you are interested in a great career opportunity with a growing, flexible and dynamic organization, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume, to with subject line “Senior Staff Accountant – Government”.

Welch LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.