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 


      If this is an opportunity that motivates and challenges you please submit your resume no later than 4.00 pm August 22, 2022.


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