Senior Accountant, Audit

KPMG - Kingston, ON (11 months ago)

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As a Senior Accountant you will provide a service that represents a high-value mark for our firm, helping companies assess their risk as they work to ensure transparency across their operations.

What you will do

Conduct financial statement audits for small to large private, public sector and not-for-profit entities as well as public companies.
Assist with developing the audit plan and execute the audit of financial statements and notes thereto.
Identify, analyze and conclude on accounting issues.
Develop and maintain relationships with client management.
Leadership of engagement teams as well as coaching and mentoring junior staff members.
Regular communication and interaction with Audit Managers and Partners and coordination with cross functional teams including Canadian Tax, International Tax, Indirect Tax and Advisory as necessary.

At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. At the same time, we understand that people need time to devote to personal matters, and our office provides the flexibility to accommodate these needs.

What you bring to the role

A successful candidate will possess the following skills and behaviors:

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business Administration with a major in accounting is required.
Completion of or currently working toward of a CPA designation is also required.
A minimum of 2-3 years’ of audit experience (no industry specialization required)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work both independently, with little supervision and within a team environment.
Attention to detail and strong organizational and analytical skills
Experience with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), ASPE or similar financial reporting frameworks
Effectively monitors multiple or complex projects regularly to check how they are progressing against deadlines.
Excellent client service skills with an aptitude to understand the clients' business and maintain strong client relationships.
Dedication and motivation to achieve high standards of client service and professional in the performance of duties.
Uses previous experience and technical knowledge to the benefit of the client.
Able to use a range of techniques to analyze an issue.

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