• Senior Accountant, Assurance and Accounting

    Job Locations CA-ON-Ottawa
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/7/2019 2:50 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Years of Experience
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services, Business and Professional Services
  • About Us

    BDO. Because relationships matter.
    There are many world-class accounting 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 Ottawa office is currently seeking a Senior Accountant for our Audit & Assurance Group. If you excel in a challenging, dynamic environment, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase your talents.

    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    • Preparation of financial statements and tax returns in accordance with Firm standards for clients in a variety of businesses and non-profit enterprises
    • Conducting audits on small to medium sized organizations in a variety of industries (Municipalities, Banks and Caisse Pop, Hydro)
    • Preparation of tax returns (T1, T2s,T3s, T4s, T5s, GST/HST)
    • Notice to readers and review engagements
    • Auditing financial statements of business clients as a team member or audit senior
    • Effective communication with our clients, government agencies and with our managers and staff
    • Keeping managers and other team members informed, on an ongoing basis of progress and significant issues
    • Providing advice and training to other staff members
    • Identify new business opportunities with existing clients
    • Participate in new business development initiatives

    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

    • Must hold a professional accounting designation or nearing completion
    • 3+ years of relevant midsize public practice experience directly related to Private Enterprise or IFRS/large audit engagements
    • Bilingual in English and French is considered a strong asset
    • Comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite of products
    • Experience with CaseWare an asset

    Additional Requirements:

    • Ability to prioritize workloads and the flexibility to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
    • Complete additional ad-hoc duties or assignments as required
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

    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

    The best professional services firm in the mid-market.




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