Senior Accountant - Campbell River, BC

AHK Accounting Recruiters
Job Type : Full Time
Campbell River, BC

Our client, a prestigious multi-partner CPA firm in Campbell River, BC is quickly expanding and looking to add a Senior Accountant to their team of professionals. It is a full service CPA firm specializing in audit, assurance, taxation, advisory, and accounting services to private enterprises ranging in small, mid-size, and large clients, sole proprietors, and non-profit organizations. They have been established for over 30 years and have continued to provide trusted advice and quality accounting services.

Professional staff members in this position have at least 3-5 years of experience in a public accounting setting. This position is responsible for audit, various engagements, and may at times be involved in two or more assignments simultaneously. Professional staff members must have a thorough understanding of ASPE guidelines to be able to carry out and supervise field work in the more complex areas of the audit. It is a progressive environment that is transparent, fun, and exciting. They offer various benefit plans, a flexible work environment and open management team. This is a great opportunity to work with very supportive partners and management and gain exposure to challenging work, great learning experience, and a chance to really develop as an accounting professional. If you are an accounting professional looking to take on a bigger role in tax, while taking a step back from audit, our client will guide you in the direction of your interest. Their focus, as of recent, is to take on more tax work while still catering to audit for their existing clients. The partners and senior managers encourage individual development and provide all necessary resources and tools for training and growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, plan and work with a team of audit to execute and ensure audits are completed in accordance with established standards
  • Prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner
  • Supervise the completion of the overall audit process and identifying risks and controls, scoping, development and application of appropriate audit programs, on-going client communications, reporting, and post-audit procedures
  • Experience with tax engagements (T1s and T2s)
  • Responsibilities could trigger development in tax planning, tax reorgs, and roll overs if interested
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e. enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter)
  • Conduct research as required to identify benchmarks and/or industry best practices for assessing risks across the business
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested
  • Offer sound financial solutions to clients
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures, and ASPE
  • Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements
  • Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution
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:

  • Caseware/Caseview
  • Profile/Taxprep
  • Ms Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)


  • CPA, CA designated or close to completion