Auditor / Staff Accountant
CPA North York
North York, ON

Auditor / Staff Accountant

Chartered Professional Accountants – North York, ON

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a part of a growing Accounting firm located at Yonge and Sheppard in North York. In this fast-paced environment, you will get an opportunity to master various areas of our profession.

Responsibilities and Duties

Performance expectations

Accounting services

  • Be able to prepare financial statement packages by collecting information and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statements, cash flows, budgets and other relevant reports
  • Responsible for bookkeeping and accounting including payroll for multiple small and medium sized clients


  • Preparation of personal and corporate tax returns – T1 and T2 tax returns
  • Preparation of working paper files for corporate year-ends (Notice to reader) using CaseWare
  • Assist in examination and audit of clients’ payroll, HST and tax returns by the tax authorities

Financial Audit and Reviews

  • Assist in performing financial statement audits and reviews
  • Knowledge of planning steps for assurance engagement i.e. understanding organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives; preparing audit programs.
  • Strong knowledge of execution of audit program steps; testing account balances, financial statements and related items; examining and analyzing documentation; risks and internal controls; evaluating manual and automated controls; identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues; verification of assets and liabilities by comparing and analyzing related documentation
  • Ability to write comprehensive and easy to follow audit work papers and memos, mapping them with underlying audit tests and findings
  • Ability to wrap up files independently - prepare final financial statements along with notes as required by the accounting standards; ensure compliance with Canadian Auditing Standards
  • Ability to wrap up the audit or review files with limited supervision

IT Audit

  • Execute audits that primarily deal with technology in the areas of IT infrastructure, processes, applications, operations, security and emerging technologies
  • Audit assurance, governance and control frameworks such as COBIT, NIST and ISO, Service Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting standards (e.g. CSAE 3416, SOC2) and apply IT risk and control concepts
  • Ability to prepare risk and controls matrix, perform risks and internal controls assessment by identifying areas of non-compliance; perform walkthroughs and document clearly document the processes and controls; identify process weaknesses and operational issues; perform test procedures and assist in completion of the report
  • Provide advisory services to clients on issues related to IT risk assessment, controls and governance


  • Depending on client needs you may be asked to work on other advisory engagements
  • Various day to day office administrative functions as needed

Qualifications and Skills

Requirements and Experience

Qualification -

  • CPA or working towards obtaining Canadian CPA
  • An undergraduate degree in business, accounting, and/or related financial education background, computer science and/or information systems, is an asset
  • The preferred candidate may also have one or more of the following designations: CISA, CIA, CISSP or CISM

Must have skills -

  • Have experience of an audit with a local Canadian CA firm - have done audit work and preparation of audited Financial Statements
  • Protects organization's reputation by keeping information confidential.
  • Knowledge with Canadian Accounting Standards such as ASPE, Not for Profit etc.
  • Knowledge / Experience in the use of Caseware and Caseview
  • Knowledge / Experience with tax preparation software (Profile / Taxprep)
  • Experience in preparing tax return - T1, T2 and T3
  • Experience with bookkeeping software (QuickBooks / Simply Accounting)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word / Excel / Access)
  • Project management - Able to multitask and finish work in tight deadlines and communicates task progress and findings by providing information in status meetings; highlighting unresolved issues
  • Good English writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willing and able to learn and work independently with minimal supervision
  • At least 3-year experience in an accounting, bookkeeping, tax and audit in Canada
  • Willing to work additional hours and weekends to meet client needs

Good to have skills-

  • Knowledge of Controls audits / IT audits and experience with SOX or SOC reports
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing relevant designations and completing the required examinations; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Preference will be given to applicants residing in North York / Toronto

Job Type: Full-time


  • audit and accounting: 3 years (Required)


  • North York, ON (Preferred)