Senior Accountant – Tax

Overview

Our client, a Winnipeg based accounting firm, offering services to small to medium sized businesses, is looking for a Senior Accountant to join their Tax Division! This position will be responsible for the preparation of tax returns in accordance with professional standards, company standards, reasonableness, accounting standards & tax legislation in a variety of capacities. Maintaining a positive relationship with shareholders, clients and the team.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation and completion of the work of the Tax Division, including:
    • Providing review of corporate returns for higher level tax issues.
    • Review of year-end files (for compliance with tax authorities),
    • Tax planning,
    • Tax research and review of personal tax returns (compliance),
    • Preparation of trust returns.
  • Review of files (corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship) prepared by team in the Financial Services department from a tax perspective.
  • Consultation with members of the team to resolve issues raised, where necessary.
  • Training of team members, where applicable.
  • Taking ownership of the client; becoming the first contact with the client.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with the team and clients.
  • Strict confidentiality of client affairs.
  • Reporting issues, concerns, and results to the owners on a timely basis regarding the Tax Division and process development.
  • Resolution and completion of review notes prepared by Financial Services Managers.
  • Consultation with Financial Services Managers to solve issues raised, where necessary.
  • Identification and resolution of accounting & other issues as raised by client during year-end process.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with clients, employees, contract employees, owners, and all other stakeholders.
  • T1 preparation as needed.
  • T4 & T5 preparation as needed.
  • Upholding a strict level of confidentiality regarding client affairs.

Skills

  • 3-5 years of experience, having hands-on public practice experience in performance and completion of files for accounting, corporation tax, & personal tax for small to mid-sized clients.
  • CPA designation or in the process of obtaining designation.
  • Completion of CICA In-Depth Tax Course preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting & GAAP.
  • IT skills – Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook), CaseWare, Profile, TaxPrep, Jazz-It.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, electronic).
  • A positive attitude with a desire to exceed expectations.
  • Handling sensitive information while maintaining a strong level of confidentially.
  • Display a consistent positive attitude, respect, & courtesy to all stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain strong client relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and meet projected deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills (organization & prioritization).
  • Ability to co-ordinate multiple tasks.
  • Likes to have fun at work every day.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.