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Staff Accountant
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

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Baker Tilly is one of Canada’s largest associations of Chartered Professional Accounting firms in Canada, and an independent member of Baker Tilly International.  Locally, Baker Tilly SGB LLP has been a quality provider of financial advisory, accounting, assurance, tax and business advisory services in the Simcoe, Grey, Bruce region since 1950.   We have an open-door policy for our employees encouraging interaction with all levels of the organization.  We promote a culture of personal interactions, personal and professional development.  An opportunity to work together as a team to build the business and share in all of the successes.
Our Collingwood office is currently seeking a Staff Accountant, reporting to the firm’s partners. This role is ideal for someone who has deep personal and professional accountability, has a passion for excellence, and is driven to reach their full potential. Dedicated team players with a strong work ethic will be considered for increased responsibilities and personal growth.
Start Date: Immediate
Work from Home / Remote: Hybrid work from home
Wage: $45,000 - $60,000 (with flexibility based on the level of experience)
Baker Tilly supports progressive labour policies, including:
• Competitive compensation
• Annual bonuses
• Paid CPA fees
• Commission on new client acquisitions
• Flexible hours
• Wellness and fitness incentives
• Health benefits (Disability Insurance, Critical Illness, Life Insurance, Health & Vision)
• Generous paid time off
This role is a hybrid work-from-home position. Candidates must be available to travel during the week to the Collingwood, Ontario office located at 115 Hurontario Street for critical meetings as required.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

• Preparing compilation engagements
• Preparing corporate and personal income tax returns
• Providing assistance to clients with bookkeeping tasks including recording transactions, reconciling bank accounts, preparing HST return and reporting results to management
• Participating in the efficient preparation and completion of working papers, financial statements, and corporate tax returns for compilation engagements, according to firm and regulatory standards for clients in various businesses
• Effective preparation and completion of tax assignments, including preparation of tax returns (T1, T2, HST), and to ensure queries are cleared and deadlines are met
• Preparation of trust returns (T3)

A successful candidate will have:

• A college or university degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
• A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in public accounting or a similar finance role
• Proven technical abilities in preparing compilation engagements, and corporate and personal income tax returns
• Tech savvy; proven technical skills in accounting and tax
• Sound working knowledge of tax and accounting principles
• Accounting, tax, and software knowledge, i.e.: Tax Prep, CaseWare, Sage and QuickBooks
• Advanced working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Highly analytical and accurate, attention to detail is critical to this role
• A strong work ethic, and thrive on challenges
• Strong time-management abilities and self-motivation to work independently in a high-volume work environment.
• Demonstrates the ability to handle multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
• A passion for client service
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A willingness to continually expand one’s professional skill set, learn on the job, take on additional responsibilities as required and respond to and thrive in a dynamic work environment
• Candidates must be flexible to work overtime during peak business periods – any overtime worked will be paid or recorded as in-lieu time to be taken at a later date

Application Information:

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, we would love to hear from you!
Interested candidates are asked to email their resume to:

Jay Anstey, BAcc, CPA, CA

Baker Tilly is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.  We are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.  We encourage you to connect with us if you require an accommodation in the recruitment process or need this job posting in an alternative format.
While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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