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Number crunching CPA superstar wanted in East Van

ON August 26, 2015

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“I worked for more than 10 years with accounting firms before I learned that I do not like working for people who do not respect me; who do not value my time or efforts; and that I did not like the politics and games of the big, bad, corporate world. That said….

…. I really, REALLY, enjoy public practice. I like meeting with clients, and I want to provide practical and meaningful solutions to them. I am motivated and committed to providing quality work because it directly impacts them. This is why I decided to open my own accounting firm four years ago.

We are a fast growing East-Van CPA firm comprised of one practitioner and 4 other staff year and we are looking to add one more person to this rogue, band of hoodlums. We work with cool and engaged small business clients that appreciate the practical, value-added solutions that we provide.

What you will be doing

What you will be doing Manage and complete a file from beginning to end, including bookkeeping, year-end accounting, tax compliance and planning from corporate to personal and back again. Often this includes any and all of the following:

  • Prepare and complete a NTR file and financial statements in Caseware & Caseview
  • Prepare corporate and personal tax returns accurately and efficiently
  • Prepare GST, PST, and WCB returns
  • Assist with payroll processing and preparing T4, T4A, and T5 slips
  • Provide bookkeeping and accounting support directly to clients as needed
  • Communications to clients, CRA, and other third parties.

What you bring

3 to 5 years experience in public practice with an emphasis on small business clients and tax issues
CPA designated
Strong working knowledge in tax and compliance
Familiar with CaseWare, Caseview, and Profile
Working knowledge of Quickbooks and QBO, Sage50, Kashoo, etc.
Confident and open to learning new apps that will make us better
Everything we do is based in tax. You must have to have a strong tax background.

What we expect from you

Written and oral communication skills are KEY! (Think documentation and lots of letter writing)
Self-managing and able to meet client deadlines (Nothing is late, EVER)
Independent problem-solver (Identifies problem, finds a solution, fixes problem).
This is a people oriented position – interpersonal skills are a MUST! (We all get along)
File quality, correctness, and completeness is of utmost importance
Able and willing to figure things out because we are always learning
Independent, enthusiastic and have a positive, can-do attitude!

What you get

Salary $50 – $60k to start with serious advancement potential
Annual professional development courses
Coverage of your annual professional dues
Participation in our medical, health trust plan Flexible 40 hour week
Will participate in the good, the bad, and the ugly of our outstanding, innovative and awesome firm

To apply

Cover letters and resumes are pretty standard.
Do something (anything) that gets our attention (and you short-listed). Passion and commitment over superior brains and smarts. We want someone with a long-term, career mindset. You are in this game because this is who you are, and what you want to do.


Apply via email to No phone calls please!

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