Consultant - Accounting advisory services
KPMG
Montréal, QC
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When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 200,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 154 countries.
With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this.

Overview of the opportunity:
The Audit function of our office in Montreal is looking for several Senior Consultant – Accounting Advisory Services to join its dynamic team.

KPMG is looking for the leaders of tomorrow. With over 320 employees, including 30 partners, the Audit practice in Montréal and the city of Québec is at the core of our expertise.

We have a number of lines of service and can offer you a variety of projects and rewarding opportunities to grow your career.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a depth of expertise that combines financial reporting knowledge and practical experience to proactively help clients address their accounting and financial reporting challenges. The successful candidate needs to be adaptable and interested in doing ‘a different thing every day’, supporting a large range of functions and individuals. Being a quick learner with an aptitude towards technical accounting and having the organizational skills to juggle competing deadlines are also key. Audit experience or technical accounting experience in industry is beneficial.
The successful candidate should also be savvy with technology applications and excel, to be able to support clients with their implementation of such applications, in addition to data modelling.

You will lend your knowledge and experience to:
Executing the delivery of accounting advisory engagements under multiple accounting frameworks (e.g. IFRS, U.S. GAAP and ASPE) and take ownership of the engagements from start to finish, which will require strong project management skills, including managing client deliverables and expectations.
Remain current on applicable and evolving financial reporting standards and securities and regulatory requirements and developing accounting/business issues.
Assist clients with a broad scope of financial reporting activities during periods of change related to acquisitions, divestitures and transactions, including the preparation of financial statements (often for a variety of purposes and under different regulatory environments), preparation of working papers and liaising with the clients’ auditors.
Assist clients with evaluating the requirements of accounting, reporting and disclosure standards, preparing supporting analyses, including drafting reports and presentations, and analyzing differences between different accounting frameworks.
Develop fit-for-purpose solutions through obtaining understanding of clients’ preferences and business constraints.
Work with broader KPMG advisory teams including Management Consulting, Risk Consulting and Deal Advisory, in support of process/control redesign and advising on other business implications to your clients when assessing the impact of accounting change.
Develop and leverage your interpersonal skills to build and grow relationships with other functional areas of the Firm to generate business and deliver value added services.

What you bring to the role:
Relevant post-secondary degree and/or CPA, CA (or recognized national accounting designation).
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities and a desire to enhance technical skills through researching and analyzing accounting standards (IFRS, US GAAP, ASPE), including an ability to distill the principle out of complex accounting standards (including basis for conclusions and implementation guidance) and an ability to process complex fact patterns and scenarios.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to ‘uncomplicate the complicated’ by expressing ideas clearly, convincingly and concisely to both external and internal stakeholders.
Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to deliver assignments on time, as well as manage competing demands, without sacrificing attention to detail.
Versatility and adaptability to a dynamic and often fast-paced environment
Extensive knowledge of Excel and experience with advance functions within Excel including pivot table and VLookup
Roles will also require the ability and willingness to travel, sometimes extensively, within Canada and the U.S., as well as internationally
Positive “can-do” attitude.
There are three positions open for this role and one of them requires knowledge of banking/financial institutions

Keys to your success:
Connecting the right people with the right tasks
A commitment to continual learning – developing new skills, taking on new responsibilities and broadening your knowledge through research.
Recognizing existing problems and planning opportunities for individual clients and independent business
Our Values, The KPMG Way
KPMG offers many advantages

Competitive salary
Three weeks of vacation per year
5 days of personal time for personal/family emergencies
Pension plan
Comprehensive group benefit plan
Lifestyle spending account