Senior Accountant

Accounting & Assurance · Red Deer County, Alberta
Department Accounting & Assurance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Pivotal LLP is currently seeking a senior accountant to join our team. 

Pivotal LLP is an independent public accounting firm with a "Can Do" philosophy that reflects the dynamic nature of our clientele. Our firm combines a small-town personal touch with the professionalism, innovation, superior performance, and expert guidance you'd expect from a firm of our caliber and size. We continue to provide a friendly face, the caring attention, and the quality workmanship that our clients have expected and enjoyed for over 60 years. 

  • The task performed will include but are not limited to:  
    • Conduct compilation, review, audit and tax engagements  
    • Prepare financial statements and corresponding notes  
    • Apply knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE) and Accounting Standards for Not-For-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) 
    • Perform analysis of complex accounting issues.  
    • Perform financial and systems analysis. 
    • Prepare personal and corporate tax returns (and other tax compliance slips) ensuring compliance with government standards 
    • Prepare year-end tax forms (T4s and T5s)  
    • Complete bank and other account reconciliations  
    • Prepare payroll, GST and government reports  
    • Respond to client questions and queries  
    • Identify technical issues and discuss with manager or engagement partner  
    • Update manager or engagement partner on the progress of engagements  
    • Prepare professional correspondence, technical reports, client summaries and presentations outlining findings, facts and highlights resulting from the client engagement  
    • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work  
    • Set-up files for new clients and newly incorporated businesses  
    • Work with accounting software and provide support to clients  
    • Assist in streamlining client’s systems 
    • Develop and maintain relationships with clients 
    • Develop a thorough understanding of Pivotal’s services and the businesses and industries we serve. 
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes  
    • Lead engagement teams while coaching and mentoring junior team members 
    • Attend and assist in developing internal courses to further accounting, assurance, and tax knowledge

  • Skills and attributes for success: 
    • Strong communication skills including phone, emails, and web-based interactions 
    • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new software with ease. 
    • Excellent project and time management
    • Ability to work both independently, with little supervision and within a team environment.  
    • Effectively monitors multiple projects regularly to check how they are progressing against deadlines and budget.  
    • Experimental and forward thinking with a passion for innovation. 
    • Excellent client service skills and the ability to maintain strong client relationships.  
    • Dedication and motivation to achieve high standards of client service and professionalism. 
    • Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware (and Caseware Cloud), Profile, TaxprepQuickbooks, Sage and QBO is beneficial  
    • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPointOutlook and Office 365 
    • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and Accounting Standards for Not-For-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) with a strong working knowledge of corporate and personal income taxes   

      • Required qualifications:
        • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration 
        • Completion of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or working towards a CPA designation 
        • 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience in public practice in Canada

      If this is an opportunity that motivates and challenges you please submit your resume no later than 4.00 pm August 29, 2022.

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      • Location
        Red Deer County, Alberta
      • Department
        Accounting & Assurance
      • Employment Type
      • Minimum Experience