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Senior Staff Accountant

London, On

ABOUT US:

Ford Keast LLP is an 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 35 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 almost 90 years.

We take pride in our long-term relationships with our clients and have demonstrated strength in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, construction and development, 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 a very active social committee who make sure we get together regularly (events include curling, golfing and soccer). 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’re looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable people to join our team…and to grow along with us.

Senior Staff Accountant Role:

Summary:

Reporting to a Ford Keast LLP Manager/Partner, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the preparation of audit, review and notice to reader working paper files. The Senior Accountant works with their Manager and engagement Partners to ensure completion of engagements in an efficient and profitable basis in compliance with Firm and professional standards.

Core Competencies:

Ø Accountability and dependability

Ø Decision making and judgement

Ø Development and continual learning

Ø Enforcing laws, rules, and regulations

Ø Ethics and integrity

Ø Mathematical reasoning

Ø Planning and organizing

Ø Problem solving

Ø Professional judgement

Ø Quality orientation

Ø Research and analysis

Ø Strategic thinking

Ø Superior communications skills

Ø Time management

Position Duties:

Ø Prepares audit, review, and notice to reader working paper files

Ø Prepares financial statements

Ø Prepares complex income tax returns including trust, personal and corporate

Ø Submits information filings

Ø Completes analysis such as forecasts and projections

Ø Participates in coaching sessions with Manager and Partners

Ø Reports regularly to Manager about engagement progress

Ø Participates in planning time and workload

Ø Demonstrates and develops a strong knowledge of professional standards and general tax matters

Ø Creates and maintains good client relationships responding promptly to client requests.

Ø Contributes to business development goals

Ø Contributes to the Firm’s positive reputation in the community

Requirements:

Ø CPA, CA/CGA/CMA designation

Ø A minimum of three (3) years’ experience at a Staff Accountant level within public accounting

Ø Experience in auditing, financial reporting, and general accounting

Working Conditions

Ø Tight deadlines

Ø Office setting

Ø Travel within Ontario required

Ø Longer workdays, occasional weekends during tax season

Ø Collegial/Team environment

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Ford Keast LLP offers competitive compensation based on experience and benefits including an RRSP. *salary is based on years of experience in public accounting

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.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $70,000.00-$85,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our team and clients safe, Ford Keast has implemented a multitude of increased cleaning measures, including hospital grade sanitation, improved air purification, Plexiglas barriers, revamped internal policies and formed a pandemic committee.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you.

Know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know.