• Senior Accountant, US Personal Tax

    Job Locations CA-ON-Waterloo
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/26/2018 12:57 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 & 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
    BDO Canada has an immediate opening for a
     Senior US Tax Accountant for our Waterloo US Personal Tax group. The successful candidate will be offered challenging opportunities and an enriching client exposure in a variety of industries. In conjunction with and under the supervision of a manager, the Senior Accountant, US Tax is responsible for working with tax managers and other team members on tax compliance and consulting engagements with a focus on US taxation for a broad client base 


    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    • Prepares and reviews US and Canadian tax returns for individuals
    • Prepares and reviews various US and Canadian foreign reporting forms and information reports
    • Prepares and reviews US trust and estate tax returns
    • Reviews and responds to related tax notices
    • Conducts and documents related tax research (as required)
    • Corresponds with Internal Revenue Service, State taxation authorities, Canada Revenue Agency and applicable provincial taxation authorities
    • Mentor and train junior staff
    • Interacts with internal and external clients of the U.S. Tax Group
    • Assists Tax Managers (as required)
    • Assists with special projects and completes other ad-hoc duties as assigned

    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

    • Three or more years of experience in an accounting or tax role with exposure to US Tax
    • Working towards or near completion of CPA designation (Canadian or U.S.)
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in French and in English
    • Knowledge of GoSystems RS and GoFileRoom an asset.
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office together with knowledge of CaseWare and TaxPrep
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Motivated and diligent in maintaining current technical knowledge in the area of U.S. Tax
    • Ability to prioritize workloads and the flexibility to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
    • Ability to work extra hours as required

    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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