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Senior Accountant

Private Company


  • Permanent, full-time

Reports To:

  • Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Partner

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes:

  • CPA Finalist or Designated CPA
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience working with private, owner-managed clients in a public accounting firm
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting systems and Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Computer software proficiency (Caseware, Tax Prep)
  • Fundamental financial accounting and tax knowledge
  • Sound foundation of preparing Canadian personal and corporate income tax returns
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Provides quality service
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Strong engagement management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • At minimum, 1-year experience managing and mentoring Junior Accountants
  • Identifies engagement issues and attempts to resolve them


  • Understands client business and identifies issues and suggests improvements
  • Is able to produce concise and complete reports for review by the engagement manager
  • Applies technical knowledge and research in formulating client and firm related recommendations
  • Working with the engagement manager, anticipates engagement issues and risks, assesses alternatives and takes appropriate action
  • Preparation of personal and trust returns
  • Train and mentor junior team members and provide feedback to ensure they are able to make improvements on subsequent engagements
  • Plan and execute notice to readers and review engagements, including preparation of financial statements in accordance with ASPE standards
  • Build effective working relationships with client contacts, and respond effectively to client requests
  • Identify new business opportunities with existing clients
  • Ensure compliance with internal control and policies
  • Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting team and other departments
  • Reviewing journal entries of junior accountants to ensure accuracy
  • Perform various analyses and prepare account reconciliations
  • Assist with the management of clients and foster excellent relationships while seeking out new business opportunities
  • Communicating with other members of the client service team, including partners and managers, to ensure client expectations are met and managed in a timely manner
  • Actively supports and participates in firm-wide initiatives
  • Participates in the firm’s Team Development and Performance Management Program
  • Promote the firm’s Quality Control Standards

Salary Range:

  • Competitive

Manning Elliott is one of the largest mid-sized independent regional accounting firms operating exclusively in British Columbia. Manning Elliott has acquired the best environmental qualities from small and large organizations, resulting in an individually catered working and training environment. Our goal is to provide a workplace that focuses on a broader range of engagements than that of many other firms.

Our partners work closely with staff on all engagements, so you can expect to have professional and social interactions between not only yourself and your peers, but also senior staff; many of which are former articling students, who have climbed the corporate ladder to Manager and Partner positions.

At Manning Elliott, we offer an exceptional work environment that allows our team members to enjoy a balanced lifestyle while providing them with opportunities for professional and personal growth. Our attractive salary and benefits package and flexible summer work schedule will appeal to talented individuals who share our desire to be the best.

If you have strong technical and interpersonal skills and desire a challenging position with a progressive accounting firm, apply below.

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