Bookkeeper - Markham, Ontario

Job Type : Full Time
Markham, Ontario

Our client, a well-established public accounting firm in Markham, Ontario is looking for dynamic, outgoing, experienced accounting professionals to fill a Bookkeeper position. Our client specializes in Tax Planning and Compliance, Accounting, Estate & Succession planning Business Advisory, Bookkeeping, and Financial Planning. They’ve been established for over 20 years providing services to small and mid-size businesses, privately held and owner managed companies, and non-profit organizations. They continue to diversify their large and growing portfolio working with clients in different industries including Real Estate, Entertainment & Media, Manufacturing, Technology, Automotive, and Healthcare, to name a few.

Professional staff members in this position have exceptional Bookkeeping experience with preference given to candidates with exposure to a public accounting setting. This position is responsible for working with the firm’s diverse portfolio of clients in many industries. This is an exciting role as you will be involved in interacting with different professionals and conducting business professionally. Our client offers excellent working environment, professional staff members, and great personnel. The culture is described as progressive, fun, exciting, and transparent. The firm is looking for someone who will be invested in the company long term as opportunities for learning and growth is promoted.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Full Cycle Bookkeeping: AP/AR, preparing and posting invoices, month-end closing, bank reconciliations, government remittances (HST, EHT), accruals, and adjusting entries, WSIB, T4/T5 preparation
  • Processing payroll in a timely manner for the firm’s clients
  • Reconciling clients' GL and Subledger Accounts
  • Assisting in the preparation of Financial Statements
  • Preparing final year-end financial package for tax returns and audit purposes
  • Communicating with the CRA and e-filing forms
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested
Key Competencies:

Personal Effectiveness

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Dedication and strong work ethic
  • Proven leadership
  • Positive team player
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Solid knowledge of ASPE guidelines
  • Requires little supervision on routine tasks
  • Able to prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Excellent client service skills, with the desire and ability to understand the clients' businesses
  • Comfortable making contact with clients; conscious of client relations and expectations

Technical Skills:

  • Quickbooks and Quickbooks Online a must
  • Sage Accounting and AccountEdge preferred
  • Caseware/Caseview
  • Profile/Taxprep
  • Ms Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)