• Senior Tax Accountant

    Job Locations CA-NS-Dartmouth
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/28/2018 9:36 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Years of Experience
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services
  • Job Description (EN)

    About BDO

    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 cents, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.




    We are expanding the Tax team in our Dartmouth office and invite Chartered Accountants to submit their CV for consideration. The Senior Tax Accountant is responsible for preparation and/or review of tax files, assisting with corporate reorganizations, researching compliance and planning issues, training more junior members of the Tax team, and training other BDO business lines on tax return preparation and current tax developments.


    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

    • Reviews tax returns (personal, corporate, trust, and partnership for both residents and non-residents of Canada)
    • Prepares complex tax returns (personal, corporate, trust, and partnership for both residents and non-residents of Canada)
    • Reviews assessments (personal, corporate, and trust for both residents and non-residents of Canada) and determines necessary actions to rectify (objections, adjustment requests, etc.)
    • Deals with Canada Revenue Agency and relevant provincial ministries on client issues
    • Corresponds with audit staff and/or clients in answer to clients’ specific personal or corporate tax queries or about matters that arise from compliance or planning work
    • Assists audit staff with compliance matters for corporate tax returns (how/where to report certain accounting income/expenses on corporate returns, reconciling tax assessments/reassessments to client’s GL accounts, booking tax provisions, etc.)
    • Prepares and/or reviews T4/T4A/T5 slips and summaries
    • Prepares and/or reviews NR4/NR6 slips and summaries
    • Prepares and/or reviews other tax forms and/or reporting slips
    • Prepares and/or reviews notices of objection
    • Prepares election forms required in corporate reorganizations or other transactions
    • Prepares Notice to Reader financial statement files and corporate tax returns for tax clients (as required)
    • Assists the tax managers or partners with calculations, memos and/or other tasks required in the completion of corporate reorganizations, planning, or compliance memos
    • Researches client issues that arise from compliance or planning work using a variety of on-line and hard-copy sources
    • Develops and presents professional development courses for staff in other BDO divisions on tax return preparation or other current tax matters

    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge


    • Professional Accounting Designation required
    • Recently completed the CPA in-depth tax course or currently enrolled
    • Working knowledge of Caseware/Caseview, MS Office, MS Outlook
    • Proficient in Taxprep
    • Knowledgeable in current accounting pronouncements including IFRS and ASPE
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Organization and time management skills
    • 3-5 years’ work experience in a public accounting firm



    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  




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