Senior Accountant

Job Locations CA-AB-Red Deer | CA-AB-Lacombe | CA-AB-Lacombe County | CA-AB-Red Deer County | CA-AB-Rimbey
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2018 4:54 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Job Industry
Accounting and Auditing Services

About Us

BDO. Because relationships matter.
There are many world-class accounting & advisory firms. Far fewer that offer a culture so rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfillment, and long-term growth. At BDO, we understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. Because at its core, our business is not about numbers or spreadsheets, dollars or pence, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.

Job Description (EN)

Position Summary

Our BDO Red Deer office is seeking a Senior Accountant to join our Audit & Assurance team. As the successful candidate, you will develop your professional accounting career while receiving unparalleled mentorship from our industry experts.

Your sound technical knowledge of audit and assurance concepts will ensure that we continue to effectively deliver exceptional service to our clients, government agencies, partners and staff – demonstrating drive, integrity and passion for our clients and practice.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of year-end engagements and tax returns for clients in a variety of businesses and non-profit enterprises 
  • Responsible for planning and carrying out work related to Assurance & Accounting and income tax engagements
  • Ability to prepare and complete working papers, financial statements and tax returns according to Firm and regulatory standards for clients in a variety of businesses and non-profit enterprise
  • Build effective working relationships with client contacts, and respond effectively to client requests and suggestions related to the engagement
  • Auditing financial statements of business clients as a team member or audit senior 
  • Draft reports and responses to client queries for manager review
  • Identify new business opportunities with existing clients
  • Participate in new business development initiatives through preparation of materials for new business presentations and meetings, writing proposals, etc.
  • Keeping partners and other team members informed, on an ongoing basis, of progress and significant issues 
  • Providing advice and training to other staff members

Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

  • Professional Accounting designation (CPA), along with expansive knowledge of GAAP 
  • Minimum of three years of public accounting experience is required, including ability to organize and manage audits engagements. 
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and the flexibility to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High values in teamwork, client/customer service and professionalism
  • Support the vision of the Firm by ensuring the demonstration of our BDO Values and Expectation

Why Work for BDO?

  • BDO is the 5th largest accounting and advisory firm in the world
  • At BDO we consider our people to be our most valuable asset; we offer the opportunity to grow and develop in an innovative and collaborative environment.
  • We offer an unmatched degree of flexibility to help you professionally and personally succeed
  • We provide competitive salaries, a flexible benefits package and a matching RRSP option
  • Opportunity to work with like-minded individuals to support career development
  • BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives, FCC’s “Drive Away Hunger”, Children’s Miracle Network and United Way 

Our Vision


One Firm engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities.





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