Application Specialist, National Accounting & Assurance Automation

BDO - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Putting people first, every day:
BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, we rely on our professionals to provide exceptional service, and help our clients by providing advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your opportunity:
Our National Office in Toronto is seeking an Application Specialist to join the National Assurance and Accounting, Automation Team. The position requires you to speak, read and write fluently in French and English. You will work as part of a team that develops templates and supports users in various applications within BDO's assurance and accounting practice. This position encompasses template design & testing, software testing and deployment, report design and preparation, along with user support. Templates are accounting and audit in nature and are developed mostly in MS Office in both English and French.

How do we define success for your role?

You demonstrate BDO's core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration

Maintain functional expertise in the BDO Canada’s accounting and audit applications

Provide template design and maintenance based on content provided by the National Accounting and National Assurance departments

Design and prepare internal-use reports to stakeholders

Assist users with 'how to' questions

Perform user acceptance testing of new software releases and deployment packages

Prepare or assist in the development and delivery of training programs for users or IT

Create or update internal publications and guidance including BDO Intranet postings

Complete or assist with other projects or tasks as required

Your experience and education

Must be bilingual (fluent in both French and English)

Minimum 1 year experience in a similar role

Familiarity with assurance and accounting is an asset

Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, a collaborative nature, and the ability to work in a team environment

Strong computer skills and the ability to learn software quickly

Proficiency in Microsoft Marcos / Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an asset

Proficiency in CaseWare Working Papers & template development (CaseView) is an asset

Proficiency with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, MS Project)

Knowledge of PowerBI is an asset

Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, a collaborative nature, and the ability to work in a team environment

Why BDO?

Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

Firm success - We enable you to engage with the firm's strategic plan, and be a key contributor to the success and growth of the firm.
Professional success - We help you be the best professional you can be in our services, industries and markets.
Personal success - Achieve your personal goals outside of the office and make an impact on your community.

Giving back, it adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

Total rewards that matter: We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and flexible time off through vacation, personal, and volunteer days. We are committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours, and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.

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