KPMG Canada

Senior Accountant, Audit - Enterprise Core Services

KPMG Canada
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Competitive salary
15 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021
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 227,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 146 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:

Our Enterprise Core Services group is home to a team of professionals who provide accounting and tax services in Victoria to private enterprises of all sizes and in a variety of different industries.

In this role you will be required to apply KPMG's accounting and tax practices & methodologies to client engagements and directly interact with clients and owner managers of private enterprises. This is an excellent opportunity to join our growing practice which will provide opportunities for both career and personal advancement. This exciting position will develop you into a well-rounded trusted business advisor and equip you with the business acumen to provide sound business advice to private enterprise clients. This role will give you exposure to unique accounting and tax issues specific to different industries.

Assurance and tax hours can be obtained for those pursuing their CPA designation. This position will work exclusively on review and compilation engagements and consequentially audit hours will not be provided.

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:
  • Prepare and review Notice to Reader and Review Engagement financial statements
  • Prepare and review working paper files for income tax returns for corporate, personal and trust returns
  • Occasional bookkeeping duties including preparation or review of investment account reconciliations
  • Maintain client files to ensure accurate and timely completion of returns and schedules
  • Communicate directly with the CRA on various client matters
  • Lead teams of two or more staff working in the office and at client locations.
  • Interact directly with client staff and owner managers
  • Providing support to team members in related tasks and guidance to junior staff as required
  • Act as a mentor to junior staff

What you bring to the role

  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role in public practice would be highly desirable
  • Completed undergraduate degree and a CPA designation would be considered an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure managers are kept updated on file progression
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams
  • Strong time-management and ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Previous use of Tax Prep and CaseView programs would be beneficial
  • Strong accounting foundation, including knowledge of relevant accounting frameworks and file documentation best practices
  • The seasonality of our practice for assurance and tax can accommodate flexibility in a work arrangement. Professionals seeking modified hours or full time seasonal employment are strongly encouraged to apply

Keys to your success:
  • Strong time management, planning, and organizing skills
    Demonstrated ability to communicate with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear, and confidently conveying messages in a credible and persuasive manner.
  • Proven ability to sustain a high level of drive enthusiasm, and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work.
  • Capacity for working hard to meet demands at key times of pressure. Resilient in the face of challenges or obstacles.

KPMG offers many advantages:

• Competitive salary
• 50 hours of personal time for personal/family emergencies
• Staff pension plan.
• Comprehensive group benefit plan
• Lifestyle spending account

Working alongside our clients and professionals, you will also find at KPMG an exciting and rewarding environment, as well as global career opportunities in the KPMG network.

KPMG is among the best employers in Canada and was recently recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 employers in 2020 for a 14th consecutive year. The well-being and professional development of our talent is our priority. Come build your future with us!

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 committed to the health and safety of our people, clients and communities. With this commitment in mind, KPMG complies with all public health mandates (provincially and/or federally, as applicable) and has implemented various safety measures, including a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. KPMG's COVID 19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated if they wish to or are required to attend a KPMG office and/or other congregate settings in the course of their duties (such as client sites or third-party venues).

As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office and/or congregate setting, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment.

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

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