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POSITION: Staff Accountant, Accounting/Taxation/Auditing – Quality & Efficiency

REPORTS TO: Partners and Managers


  1. University degree and a minimum of one year experience in a public accounting firm

  2. An uncompromised level of honesty and integrity

  3. Accepts the responsibility and accountability of the Position

  4. Consummate professional in every way (demeanor, attire, written and verbal communication, meeting deadlines, adapting to one’s environment and being a role model to staff/clients, etc.)

  5. A track record of success in leadership, people and performance management skills, mentoring and staff development to higher levels of performance

  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  7. Excellent time management and organizational skills; habit of effectively managing multiple projects and deadlines – must be detail orientated

  8. Internally motivated to deliver accurate results in a highly efficient manner on time and on budget

  9. Demonstrates courage and problem solving skills when confronting performance issues

  10. Demonstrated ability to schedule, delegate and oversee on time, on budget delivery

  11. Comfortable working independently and within a team environment

  12. Must be able to manage multiple priorities and conflicting demands in an environment that requires adaptability

  13. Self-Managed, self-motivated, results oriented – takes pride in a successful team

  14. Evaluates and recommends/makes improvements to processes while ensuring that practices comply with corporate accounting policies and applicable laws and regulations

  15. Demonstrates the habit of delivering exceptional customer service


Reporting to the Partners and Managers of the firm, the Staff Accountant is responsible and accountable for the following:

  1. Planning, organizing implementing the tasks to deliver on time, on budget execution while providing exceptional customer service.

  2. Always acting in the firm’s best interests.

  3. To behave like an owner of the firm.

  4. To lead everything you are responsible for well.


Summary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Year-end engagements

  • Plan, prepare and index information for compilation, review and audit engagements

  • Prepare accurate and properly formatted financial statements with appropriate disclosures and ensure that CPA Canada Handbook principles are followed where appropriate

  • Reconcile investment schedules


  • Prepare corporate, personal, partnership and trust tax returns

  • Assist with personal and corporate tax planning

  • Prepare tax research where required to respond to client queries

  • Assist with corporate reorganizations

  • Prepare various tax election forms


  • Supervise, train, develop and mentor students

  • May be required to step into any role within the firm in order to support the team as needed.


  • Communicate effectively with clients to obtain information and provide basic advice

  • Prepare/review ongoing payroll as necessary for clients

  • Interact with all levels of staff, including partners, on client and administrative matters

  • Conduct or provide input into staff performance reviews

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