Senior Accountant - Public Co. or Private Co.

Confidential - Vancouver, BC (13 months ago)

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Job Title:

Senior Accountant – Public or Private Company

Purpose of Role:

Private Company: We are currently hiring for all office locations: Burnaby, South Surrey, Abbotsford, and Vancouver.

Public Company: We are currently hiring for our Vancouver office.

Under the supervision of their respective Manager, and/or Partner, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the completion of routine and complex engagements, and the organization and management of all client engagements.

Reports to:

· Manager/Senior Manager/Partner


· Designated CPA

· 1-2 years experience post-designation

· Minimum 3 years experience with public or private company work

· Demonstrated expert knowledge of relevant accounting principles and GAAP.

· Strong working knowledge of accounting systems and Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Provides quality service

· Creative problem solving ability

· Strong engagement management skills

· Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

· At minimum, 1 year experience managing and mentoring Junior Accountants.

· Identifies engagement issues and attempts to resolve them

Duties & Responsibilities

· 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

· Train and mentor junior team members and provide feedback to ensure they are able to make improvements on subsequent engagements

· 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

· Reviewing journal entries of junior accountants to ensure accuracy

· Perform various analyses and prepare account reconciliations

· Assist with the management of clients and foster excellent relationships while seeking out new business opportunities

· Communicating with other members of the client service team, including partners and managers, to ensure client expectations are met and managed in a timely manner

· Actively supports and participates in firm wide initiatives

· Participates in the firm’s Team Development and Performance Management Program

· Promote the firm’s Quality Control Standards

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent