Staff Accountant – Mississauga, Ontario -

Job Type : Full Time
Mississauga, Ontario

Our client, a CPA firm located in Mississauga is currently looking for an experienced and ambitious Staff Accountant. They specialize in providing public accounting services to small and medium size businesses both within and outside the GTA. They partner with other firms and professionals that share similar values and qualifications. Our client serves as a highly motivated and energetic team with a professional and fast-paced work environment.

It’s a multi-partner firm that has been growing over the past few years and will continue to as their client portfolio continues to become more diverse. They are looking for aspiring, experienced, energetic accounting professional with 2 years of accounting experience. If you are an individual who is looking to take the next step in your career, this is the opportunity for you. This is a great opportunity to learn, gain exposure to public practice, and advance in your career path. Our client is an experienced firm that caters to their staffs needs, promotes work-life balance, and offers great working environment. It is a preapproved training office, and as such work will provide high standard of experience.

Position Summary

Professional staff members in this position have at least two years’ experience in a public accounting firm. The Staff Accountant is a professional who will provide efficient and reliable Accounting and Audit work, Assurance (Review Engagements and NTRs), Tax, and business support to our clients. The successful incumbent must have a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Principles and Canadian taxation to be able to carry out work in a variety of engagements.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and review client files including Notice to Readers, Audit and Review Engagements
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e., enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter)
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedure
  • Prepare and review personal (T1) and corporate (T2) tax returns
  • Prepare and review corporate payroll, T4, T4A, T5, and NR4 filings
  • Prepare and review HST and Payroll remittance reports
  • Correspondence with CRA on behalf of clients
  • Develop direct contacts with clients for follow up on information requests
  • Review bookkeeping and prepare periodic reports for clients
  • Provide accounting software assistance and set-up
  • Assist with due diligence and field examinations conducted for lenders
  • Assist with internal audit engagements, including compliance reviews conducted on behalf of stewardship organizations
  • Other related duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills

Education and other requirements:

  • Achievement of a Professional Accounting Designation (or in progress)
  • Minimum 2 years successful work experience in a similar position in a public accounting environment required
  • Knowledge of Canadian GAAP, Canadian Auditing Standards and Canadian tax, and experience with assurance engagements,
  • Working knowledge with Caseware and Profile/TaxPrep is required
  • Working knowledge of various accounting programs such as QuickBooks, Accpac, Sage 50/Simply Accounting is required
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.) required
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task competing priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Self-driven and leadership skills
  • Strong commitment to continuous learning
  • Dedication and strong work ethic
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Requires little supervision on routine tasks
  • 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

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Required experience:

  • Public Accounting: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Pursuing CPA designation or close to completion