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Administrative Accounting Technician

624 Maitland St, London, ON N6B 2Z9

About us:

Here are just some of the reasons why people want to join people like us: we’re nimble, we’re a tight group, we share our wins and we share our expertise with each other. We’re there for our clients and each other. We develop and we grow together!

Does this sound like something you’re interested in? Read on! It gets even better!

Some facts about us:

We are a public practice accounting firm providing Assurance, Advisory, Tax, Human Resources and Wealth Management services. We are known for our commitment to excellence and the professional skills and knowledge of our team members. The firm includes 9 Partners and over 40 professional and administrative staff dedicated to serving our clients. Located in London, Ford Keast LLP has been part of the business community in southern Ontario for over 90 years.

We take pride in our long-term relationships with our clients. We have demonstrated strength in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, construction and development, professional services, automotive, nursing/retirement home and not-for-profit organizations.

We are dedicated to our team. We provide regular coaching and support to team members’ learning and development. We have an active social committee providing regular opportunities to get together. Even during COVID, we socially distance, but we stay connected. We promote giving back to our community and helping staff to have a life beyond Ford Keast. We know the importance of work/life balance.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Administrative Accounting Technician to join our team!

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Partners in the accounting and assurance area of our Firm
  • Liaise with various clients and third parties such as Canada Revenue Agency, Lawyers and Banks to open/close accounts, make queries, prepare authorizations, respond to queries, download client data and provide information as requested
  • Support Partners and Managers with tax forms, data analysis and calculations
  • Support Partners and Managers with internal and external presentation preparation and research
  • Share responsibility for deadlines and project tracking
  • Support personal tax season
  • Assist with preparation of basic personal and corporate income tax returns
  • Assistance with internal and external meetings which may include support with agenda items, documentation, meeting requests, venue set-up, recording meeting minutes and any follow-up
  • Provides communication and problem-solving for business day-to-day operations
  • Prepares and completes new client forms and setup as outlined by Firm standards
  • Scanning, filing, receiving, and sending of documents as required
  • Assist with Office Services as required

Key technical and technology skills:

  • Attention to detail on highly sensitive tax forms, client information and correspondence
  • Ability to format and create flowcharts, spreadsheets and reports for internal and external client use
  • Apply Firm implemented technology to streamline processes to work effectively in person and remotely
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Key soft skills:

  • Ability to work comfortably in virtual teams, staying connected and collaborative
  • Superior organizational skills to assist with tracking projects and deadlines; always helping to ensure optimal client service
  • Strong customer service skills; and ability to interact professionally with clients
  • Comfortable asking questions and building a personal knowledge portfolio
  • Positive outlook on the work environment and emphasis on a strong team dynamic
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work and critical problem solving
  • A good sense of humor is appreciated!

Education and Experience:

  • Diploma or certificate in accounting and/or office administration
  • Experience in an office/administrative setting
  • Experience with tax preparation software and accounting software (CaseWare, Sage, QuickBooks) is an asset
  • Willingness to work additional hours when required
  • Experience with bookkeeping and payroll is an asset

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to join a friendly, innovative and high energy team
  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Benefits including employer contributions to an RRSP, medical and dental coverage, off-busy-season flexible work hours and paid parking
  • Ongoing training and support


While all submissions are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Ford Keast LLP retains candidate submissions for six months.

We encourage submissions from persons with disabilities and will provide support throughout the recruitment process including accommodation that takes into account a candidate’s accessibility needs. Please notify Ford Keast LLP if you require accommodation in respect of the materials or procedures used at any time during the recruitment process.

All submissions are held in the strictest confidence.

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