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Senior Accountant – Audit and Assurance

Oakville, Ontario

Posted January 11, 2018.

To apply for this position, please send your resumé to:

Ailia Khwaja
President & CEO
AHK Accounting Recruiters
Email: ailia.khwaja@ahkaccountingrecruiters.com

OAKVILLE – Our client, a well-established public accounting firm in Oakville, Ontario is looking for dynamic, outgoing, experienced accounting professionals to fill a Senior Accountant (Audit and Assurance) position. Our client specializes in audit and assurance, taxation, and business and advisory services. They have a large portfolio working with various clients in different industries including Real Estate, Entertainment & Media, Manufacturing, Technology, Automotive, and Healthcare, to name a few. Our client offers excellent career advancement opportunities and progression is something they are always looking for from their staff.

Professional staff members in this position have at least 3-4 years of experience in a public accounting firm and audit. This position is responsible for audit, various engagements, and may at times be involved in two or more assignments simultaneously. Professional staff members must have a thorough understanding of ASPE guidelines to be able to carry out and supervise field work in the more complex areas of the audit. The firm offers a progressive environment that is transparent, fun, and exciting.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

•  Supervise, plan and lead a team of audit to execute and ensure audits are completed in accordance with established standards
•  Prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner
•  Supervise the completion of the overall audit process and identifying risks and controls, scoping, development and application of appropriate audit programs, on-going client communications, reporting, and post-audit procedures
•  Experience with tax engagements (TIs and T2s)
•  Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e. enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter)
•  Conduct research as required to identify benchmarks and/or industry best practices for assessing risks across the business
•  Offer sound financial solutions to clients
•  Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures, and ASPE.
•  Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements
•  Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution.

Key Competencies:

Personal Effectiveness

•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•  Dedication and strong work ethic
•  Proven leadership
•  Positive team player
•  Demonstrated strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
•  Solid knowledge of ASPE/IFRS guidelines
•  Requires little supervision on routine tasks
•  Able to prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously
•  Excellent client service skills, with the desire and ability to understand the clients' businesses
•  Comfortable making contact with clients; conscious of client relations and expectations

Technical Skills:

•  Caseware
•  Caseview
•  Taxprep
•  MS Office (Outlook, Word)


Must have a minimum of:

•  Completion of CPA, CA designated or close to completion
•  At least three years of practical experience in audit
•  Excellent salary, great benefits, and a vibrant office environment.

To apply for this position, please send your resumé to:
Ailia Khwaja
President & CEO
AHK Accounting Recruiters
Email: ailia.khwaja@ahkaccountingrecruiters.com

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