BDO Canada LLP requires a Senior Accounting Technician who will be responsible for providing accounting services to our clients. Located in our Peterborough office, the incumbent must be able to work within a confidential environment, be flexible and adaptable to multiple requirements of the role, ability to work independently and within a team environment. Local travel will require access to a vehicle for travel to clients.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Involvement with work related to engagement assignments, including review, compilation, and bookkeeping engagements, in addition to personal and corporate tax returns.
Preparation and completion of working papers, financial statements and tax returns for compilation and review engagements according to Firm and regulatory standards for clients in a variety of businesses.
Ensuring that all significant engagement matters are documented and brought to the attention of the Senior Manager/Manager/Partner, as well as keeping them informed of the progress of the engagement.
Coordination of tax assignments including preparation of tax returns (T1, T2s, T4s, T5s, HST), and coordination with the tax department to ensure queries are cleared and deadlines are met.
Preparation of correspondence and assessment filings for personal and corporate tax returns to be approved by supervisor.
Preparation of any adjustments required for personal tax returns and/or HST filings.
Following-up with appropriate government agencies on questions relating to payroll, assessments, HST, business numbers, applications for income security programs (CPP,OAS, GIS).
Providing assistance to clients with accounting software, bookkeeping, and data entry as assigned.
Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge
Post-secondary diploma or certificate in Accounting or Business.
Proficiency with MS Office (including Word and Excel).
Previous experience with accounting programs including Caseware, Caseview, QuickBooks, Sage
Previous experience with TaxPrep or a similar tax program.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
Outstanding client/customer service skills.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Solid knowledge and understanding of required government taxes (payroll, consumer and other business).
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