Senior Accountant, Audit

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Experience level
Qualified accountant

You've got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we're committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you'll be one of over 219,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 147 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there's no limit to the impact you can make. Let's do this.

The opportunity:

Are you a talented individual who provides exceptional customer service?

As a Senior Accountant you will provide a service that represents a high-value mark for our firm, helping companies assess their risk as they work to ensure transparency across their operations. Working out of one of KPMG's Regional offices, this role will necessitate the successful candidate being a well-rounded professional, as they will be leading engagements, mentoring junior staff, and developing close and productive working relationships with clients.

What you will do

Our teams of professionals help our clients' manage risk so they can focus on their core business. By intimately understanding each client's business, we convert information into insights to uncover hidden opportunities to improve client efficiency and performance. As a Senior Accountant you will be required to:
  • Conduct financial statement audits for small to large private, public sector and not-for-profit entities as well as public companies.
  • Assist with developing the audit plan and execute the audit of financial statements and notes thereto.
  • Identify, analyze and conclude on accounting issues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with client management, including scheduling work and being a first point of contact.
  • Leadership of engagement teams as well as coaching and mentoring junior staff members.
  • Regular communication and interaction with Audit Managers and Partners and coordination with cross functional teams including Canadian Tax, International Tax, Indirect Tax and Advisory as necessary.

As an Audit professional, you will provide a service that represents a high-value mark for our firm, helping companies assess their risk as they work to ensure transparency across their operations.

What you bring to the role

  • Obtained or currently working toward CPA designation. Successful completion of Common Final Examination (CFE) required.
  • Experience with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE), Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB), or similar financial reporting frameworks
  • A minimum of at least two years' of audit experience (no industry specialization required)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as you will be a central point of contact for clients.
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational and analytical skills

Keys to your success:
  • Effectively monitoring multiple or complex projects regularly to check how they are progressing against deadlines.
  • Excellent client service with an aptitude for understanding the clients' business, and maintaining strong relationships.
  • Dedication to achieving high standards of client service and professional conduct in the performance of duties.
  • Using previous experience and technical knowledge to the benefit of the client.
  • Effective use of a range of techniques to analyze an issue.

Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you.

Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. KPMG encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any assessment and selection materials or processes used during the recruitment process will be available in an accessible format to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact KPMG's Employee Relations Service team for support at email: or phone: 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778 Option 3. KPMG will consult with all applicants with disabilities who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs.

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