Senior Accountant - Private Company

Smythe LLP - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Smythe LLP is seeking a highly motivated and team oriented Senior Accountant to join our private company group in our office based in the heart of downtown Vancouver. There is a wealth of opportunity for development and growth in this role as our firm continues to expand.


Smythe LLP is a member of Allinial Global and is one of the largest independent mid-sized firms in Vancouver and British Columbia. Established in 1980, we are recognized for exceptional work in the areas of assurance, taxation and business advisory services for private and public companies, family-owned businesses and not-for-profit clients.

We have a depth of experience and expertise in many industry sectors, including real estate and construction, hospitality, technology and resource industries. Our website is


As a member of the Assurance Group, you will work directly with clients, Managers and Partners to deliver assurance and advisory services. The ideal candidate will be a Senior Accountant, with a minimum of three years experience in public practice, specializing in private companies.


  • Conduct external audits and interim reviews of publicly listed clients.
  • Review and or prepare financial statements and accompanying notes.
  • Prepare corporate tax returns.
  • Assess financial and systems controls.
  • Provide exceptional service to our clients.
  • Train and develop junior staff.
  • Lead teams and manage engagements.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, the attainment of team objectives.


  • CPA, CA with a minimum of three years experience in public practice.
  • Experience using CaseWare is preferred.
  • Proven abilities in the areas of accounting, assurance, and tax compliance services.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in teams and individually.
  • A desire to learn and adapt in a challenging environment.


At Smythe we are committed to the development of our people. We offer ambitious people opportunities to challenge themselves and advance their career not only in a technical manner but also in business development and community support. Our culture is highly supportive and embraces diversity. Our benefits include:

  • Ergonomic sit-stand workstations
  • A kitchen that is fully stocked with gourmet coffee, healthy snacks, and fruit and veggies
  • An active social committee that coordinates firm-wide social events. From Friday Afternoon Socials (FAS) to celebrating holidays, this group is all about bringing our people together.
  • A wellness committee that is committed to bringing employee health and wellness to the Firm by promoting and supporting physical and mental health.
  • A sustainability and community committee that focuses on coordinating initiatives that allow us to give back to our community and make the Firm more sustainable.
  • Sports teams – from baseball to soccer to dodgeball, you’re sure to find something to get involved in!

If you want to learn more about Life at Smythe, follow us on Instagram or check out our blog under the careers section of our website.

We thank you for your application; however, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time