Senior Accountant - Private Company
Manning Elliott
Abbotsford, BC
Permanent, Full-time

Purpose of Role:
Is responsible for completing routine and complex engagements
Organizes and manages client engagements
Co-ordinates and directs junior team members in meeting client and firm expectations

Reports to:
Senior Manager

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes:
CPA Finalist or Designated CPA
Minimum 2-4 years experience working with private, owner managed clients in a public accounting firm
Experience with First Nations Audits considered an asset
Strong working knowledge of accounting systems and Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
Computer software proficiency (Caseware, Tax Prep)
Fundamental financial accounting and tax knowledge
Sound foundation of preparing Canadian personal and corporate income tax returns
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
Provides quality service
Creative problem solving ability
Strong engagement management skills
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
At minimum, 1 year experience managing and mentoring Junior Accountants
Identifies engagement issues and attempts to resolve them

Understands client business and identifies issues and suggests improvements
Is able to produce concise and complete reports for review by engagement manager
Applies technical knowledge and research in formulating client and firm related recommendations
Working with the engagement manager, anticipates engagement issues and risks, assesses alternatives and takes appropriate action
Preparation of personal and trust returns
Train and mentor junior team members and provide feedback to ensure they are able to make improvements on subsequent engagements
Plan and execute notice to readers and review engagements, including preparation of financial statements in accordance with ASPE standards
Build effective working relationships with client contacts, and respond effectively to client requests
Identify new business opportunities with existing clients
Ensure compliance with internal control and policies
Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting team and other departments
Reviewing journal entries of junior accountants to ensure accuracy
Perform various analyses and prepare account reconciliations
Assist with the management of clients and foster excellent relationships while seeking out new business opportunities
Communicating with other members of the client service team, including partners and managers, to ensure client expectations are met and managed in a timely manner
Actively supports and participates in firm wide initiatives
Participates in the firm’s Team Development and Performance Management Program
Promote the firm’s Quality Control Standards

Salary Range:
Manning Elliott is one of the largest mid-sized independent regional accounting firms operating exclusively in British Columbia. Manning Elliott has acquired the best environmental qualities from small and large organizations, resulting in an individually catered working and training environment. Our goal is to provide a workplace that focuses on a broader range of engagements than that of many other firms.

Our partners work closely with staff on all engagements, so you can expect to have professional and social interactions between not only yourself and your peers, but also senior staff; many of which are former articling students, who have climbed the corporate ladder to Manager and Partner positions.

At Manning Elliott, we offer an exceptional work environment that allows our team members to enjoy a balanced lifestyle while providing them with opportunities for professional and personal growth. Our attractive salary and benefit package and flexible summer work schedule will appeal to talented individuals who share out desire to be the best.

If you have strong technical and interpersonal skills and desire a challenging position with a progressive accounting firm, apply below.