Abacus Chartered Professional Accountants
Calgary, AB

Job brief

We are looking for a dynamic junior accountant to join our wonderful team as a contractor.

We are an online Chartered Professional Accountants firm. You can find more details at

The candidate will be responsible for taking on various accounting related projects for our accounting firm. The ideal candidate has in-depth knowledge of accounting, is flexible, highly professional, keen to learn and tech-savvy.

Role & Responsibilities

You’ll be using online accounting software and apps and working closely with our clients to ensure that the following responsibilities are handled diligently:

  • Weekly Bookkeeping (mix of accrual and cash-basis) for multiple clients using Xero and Quickbooks online
  • Running payroll, making changes to payroll and handling T4 slips and ROE forms
  • Answering support questions from clients related to bookkeeping and payroll matters
  • Ensuring clients’ books are kept up-to-date and are accurate and organized
  • Preparing month-end reports
  • Managing multiple clients simultaneously in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment

Schedule and location:

The position is flexible and allows you to work remotely or in our office, part-time or full-time.

Our office is located in the Calgary Downtown.


  • Excellent understanding of accrual bookkeeping, payroll, debits and credits, clearing accounts, bank recs and more
  • Excellent understanding of the ins and outs of how an accounting system works: Invoicing, payables, bookkeeping, tax rates, etc.
  • Prior bookkeeping experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Hyper-organized
  • Strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of online accounting software (Xero, QBO, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to details
  • Integrity, with an ability to handle confidential information
  • Tech savvy
  • Keen to learn

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $15.00 to $30.00 /hour


  • QuickBooks: 1 year (Preferred)
  • bookkeeping: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Xero: 1 year (Preferred)