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Senior Accountant, Assurance

BDO Canada

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 19, 2020.

Putting people first, every day

BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, we rely on our professionals to provide exceptional service, and help our clients by providing advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your opportunity

Our Ottawa office is looking for a Senior Accountant to join the Assurance & Accounting team and own the following 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

How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate BDO’s core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; clients describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work
  • You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains & attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning and professional development.

Your experience and education

  • You have completed your CPA designation.
  • You have 3 years of audit experience in the public accounting industry directly related to private enterprise OR IFRS/large audit engagements.
  • You are fluent in both English and French (considered an asset).
  • You value teamwork, client service, and quality in detailed work.
  • You display strong problem solving, analytical, and communication skills.

Why BDO?

Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

  • We enable you to engage with the firm’s strategic plan, and be a key contributor to the success and growth of the firm.
  • We