CPA Articling Student

KMA Chartered Professional Accountants - Nanaimo, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

KMA Chartered Professional Accountants is seeking a bright, outgoing individual to join our team. We are looking for a full-time Articling student (CPA Candidate). You will have completed the prerequisites for the CPA Program and are now ready to enter the workforce. This will be a pre-approved assurance and accounting training position. This position starts January 2020.

KMA requires a well-rounded individual who can engage with our clients in order to provide service that exceeds their expectations. This is a position for an outgoing, client service driven person. You should be a person who enjoys working with clients and others. The ideal candidate should possess strong technical skills, have the ability to manage his/her own time and he or she must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.

At KMA Chartered Professional Accountants you will work closely with an experienced group of professionals. We believe in investing in our people in order see them develop into exceptional professionals.

The successful candidate should possess the following skills and experience:

  • The ability to work independently towards goals
  • Proven strengths in using Excel and a wide variety of accounting programs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to effectively build lasting relationships with the firm’s clients

At KMA you will develop the following skills:

  • The ability to complete financial statements corporate tax returns.
  • The proven ability to work with Simply Accounting and/or QuickBooks
  • The ability to complete Notice to Reader, Review Engagements and Audit Engagements from beginning to conclusion.
  • The ability to complete all related tax filings from T4’s, T5’s and personal tax returns.
  • The ability to analyze client problems and develop effective solutions
  • An ability to work in a paperless office. The ideal candidate should be familiar with common industry software such as Caseware, Profile and other industry standard products

You are a person who will pick up the phone and not just email clients. We offer competitive remuneration, an extended health benefits plan, and a friendly environment in which to work and learn. Remuneration is dependent on experience.

Firm Background

KMA Chartered Professional Accountants is a growing local Nanaimo area CPA firm located in Lantzville. KMA is only a few minutes north of Woodgrove mall. The office has a wide variety of clients, covering manufacturing, services and numerous industry types. The office provides a rich learning environment for students as they are exposed to different clients, a variety of industries and numerous opportunities to learn. In addition to Canadian taxation, the firm also has a significant US tax practice.

As a member of the team, you become involved in a wide variety of work, from the audit of companies and societies, to tax planning and preparation. You will help clients on a wide variety of issues ranging from cash flow management to day to day operations.


Considering the move? The central island offers a great lifestyle. Housing is a third of the price of Vancouver or Victoria. You live only minutes from work and from a great variety of places to play. From hiking, to kayaking or camping, Nanaimo offers opportunities for a full life.

Interested? Please send your application, including a cover letter, resume and transcript to the following:

Firm Address:

KMA Chartered Professional Accountants

Suite 102 - 7184 Lantzville Road

Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0

Job Type: Full-time


  • related: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)