Staff (Intermediate) or Senior Accountant, Assurance

Position Summary 

Bateman Mackay LLP is currently recruiting a full-time Intermediate or Senior Accountant to join our Assurance Team. This this hybrid role will be based out of our Mississauga or Burlington office, as well as includes weekly work from home days. This role will focus primarily on the preparation of reviews and include only occasional travel to client sites. This role will be divided into three pillars:

  • Client work (Billable Hours)
  • Continued personal & technical development
  • Mentorship of others (Junior Team Members and/or Co-ops)

About Us

At Bateman MacKay (BMCA) we understand that a premier accounting Firm provides more than just high-quality accounting, tax, and business advisory services to their clients. It provides an engaging, supportive, and fun place to work. It provides a safe place for team members to learn, grow and explore their career path. We explain it simply as Numbers Plus. Where the accounting and tax work is just the beginning of what we offer to clients, and a competitive salary and benefits are just the beginning of what we offer to our team members. In an industry known for long hours, stress, and burnout, we stand apart by genuinely prioritizing work-life harmony. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, we provide a supportive atmosphere that allows you to cultivate a sustainable career in public accounting while fully enjoying life outside the firm. We recognize that work-life harmony means different things to different people, so we foster a culture of mutual trust and understanding to accommodate each individual's unique needs. By embracing these principles, we aim to reduce stress, prevent burnout, and help you create a fulfilling, long-term career at our Firm.

Celebrate Your Unique Value

Our team members and the vibrant culture we co-create form the foundation of our success. We value the distinct perspectives, backgrounds, and expertise that each individual brings to BMCA, fostering a culture of accountability and growth. We're always on the lookout for talented, motivated individuals eager to contribute to our success and welcome you to join our team.

What you can expect from working at BMCA:

  • Hybrid work model – benefiting from both remote and in office environments
  • Nine (9) Fridays off during July and August in lieu of tax season hours
  • Competitive salary & benefits (including Company paid health, dental and vision premiums)
  • RRSP Matching program & Wellness Incentive
  • Professional development and mentoring from senior staff and Partners
  • Referral Incentive Program for referring new clients and team members to the Firm
  • Opportunity to join in-house committees: Charity - Social - Environmental
  • Social events throughout the year (We like to celebrate!)
  • Healthy workplace with ergonomic workstations, unlimited coffee, tea and healthy snacks (and a few less healthy ones!)

Education:           Bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting or relevant subject

Experience:      Minimum of 3-5+ years experience working in accounting role within a public accounting firm

Previous mentorship of Team Members (junior team members or co-ops) to achieve goals (an asset)

CPA or enrolled in CPA program

Compensation:   Commensurate with experience

Role Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with clients understanding their unique business needs, serving as a primary point of contact (i.e. Client Manager), and ensuring the delivery of high-quality services
  • Lead planning meetings, prepare budgets and execute on review engagements with minimal support from Manager
  • Prepare new client files including: reviewing previous reviews, client operations/workflow, determining and setting up procedures, ensuring client adherence to applicable standards, etc
  • Independently plan and execute review engagements for clients including inventory counts, financial statements disclosures and corporate tax returns with minimal supervision (including complex engagements)
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to junior team members on engagements ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to complete assigned task(s) on budget and on time
  • Identifying complexities and/or risks in files and bringing them to Sr/Manager early in the workflow
  • Manage various deadlines for files including bank reporting requirements and tax filing requirements
  • Prepare journal entries as required
  • Review general ledger accounts activities for reasonability in regard to the allocation of revenues and disbursements
  • Interacting with tax authorities regarding tax discrepancies and client statements of accounts
  • Identify, research and prepare memos with appropriate conclusions based on the situational facts and the appropriate accounting/tax standard(s) for discussion with Manager/Partner
  • Effectively manage multiple projects and regularly monitor deadlines and budgets to ensure both are met
  • Proactively communicating with Managers/Partners and other applicable Firm Team members/ on client engagements and/or related issues including following up on unanswered inquiries or actions until completed
  • Arrange and present data on schedules, spreadsheets, returns or other work reports using Excel, Word, CaseWare/CaseView
  • Following of all policies and procedures of the Firm, role modelling for other Team Members

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience with complex accounting and compliance, including an in-depth understanding of Canadian accounting matters
  • Knowledge of Canadian Accounting Standards (ASPE, IFRS, ASNPO, ASPP) and Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of business concepts and government regulations, including HST/GST, EHT, WISB, payroll, and government assistance programs
  • Previous experience leading small audit and review engagements including leading a small team, ensuring sections are completed on time and on budget
  • Experience with identifying, researching and proposing conclusions on complex accounting issues
  • Develop solutions with clients and Team Members through collaborative effort and discussion
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to team success and participate in a collaborative work environment
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to make sound business recommendations
  • Financial acumen, with the ability to manage budgets, monitor financial performance, and make data-driven decisions
  • Demonstrated accountability and ownership workflow
  • Demonstrated high technical ability and quality of work, compliance with the Firm’s policies and procedures, and professional ethics and integrity
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of business concepts and government regulations, including HST/GST, EHT, WSIB, payroll, and government assistance programs
  • Proficient in MS Office, and accounting software (e.g. CaseWare, TaxPrep, CCH iFirm, Jazz-IT, and Mindbridge)
  • Arranging and presenting data on schedules, spreadsheets, returns or other work using Excel, Word, CaseWare or CaseView
  • Applying knowledge of tax forms, tax concepts, computer applications and other source material to prepare tax returns, projections or other data
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask, while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous learning

Other Considerations

  • Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check is a requirement of this position;
  • Credit Check is a requirement of this position;
  • Must be legally qualified to work in Canada;
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License and vehicle.

If you are interested in making an impact, and joining a group of collaborative, hard working (and fun) professionals, please apply at: careers@batemanmackay.com  we are looking forward to hearing from you! Bateman MacKay is an equal opportunity employer, and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Respect for the dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace is fundamental for us. Our Firm recognizes the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive, cohesive, and compassionate culture modeled by our Partners and employees. If you require assistance please contact Human Resources at: careers@batemanmackay.com

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