Senior Accountant - Toronto, Ontario

AHK Accounting Recruiters
Job Type : Full Time
Toronto, Ontario

Our client, a mid-size to large, leading, independent audit, tax and advisory firm is currently in search of exceptional candidates to fill a Senior Accountant position focusing on audit and assurance services. The downtown Toronto branch is comprised of 9 partners with over 160 professional staff, offering a full spectrum of business services to the private and public market. They specialize in audit and accounting, tax, business valuations, litigation support, corporate finance, transfer pricing, information technology, insolvency and restructuring, while serving domestic and foreign corporate groups, professionals and not-for-profit organizations across a wide range of industries.

Their clientele portfolio extends to more than 30,000 professionals in over 140 countries. This is a wonderful opportunity that caters to the needs of accountants looking for career growth and professional development. Our client values each member of the firm and is considerate of their staffs needs. Professional staff members in this position will have 3-4 years of experience with IFRS and ASPE experience focusing on audit and assurance services. They are looking for an aspiring candidate who brings exquisite leadership style that will provide necessary training and development to junior team members, delegating duties, and leading audit and field work. The firm offers a progressive environment that is transparent, fun, and exciting.

A Taste of what our client offers:

  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package
  • Powerful mentors willing to spend time to help you grow
  • Fantastic career growth opportunity
  • Amazing work environment
  • Working with a dynamic Canadian employer
  • Diversity and inclusion

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and lead 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
  • Prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner
  • Taking primary responsibility and ownership of files by independently managing workflow and presenting complete work product to partners on a timely basis
  • Conduct research as required to identify benchmarks and/or industry best practices for assessing risks across the business
  • Offer sound financial solutions to clients
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures
  • Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements
  • Establish excellent working relationships with clients
  • 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
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on client service
  • Solid knowledge of ASPE guidelines
  • Proven leadership
  • Positive team player
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • 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
  • Technical Skills

    • Caseware
    • Caseview
    • Taxprep/Profile
    • Proficiency in MS OFfice (Excel,Outlook)


    • CPA, CA designated or close to completion
    • 3+ years of progressive public accounting experience