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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (Public Accounting)

by Graham Scott Enns

Position Type: Full-time
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2021
Experience: 4 Years
Graham Scott Enns

Job Description

About GrahamScottEnns (GSE):         
We are a mid-sized public accounting firm with offices in St. Thomas and Aylmer.  Based on our number of staff, we are the largest professional services firm in Elgin County.  We develop long-term, meaningful relationships with our clients in London and throughout Southern Ontario.  We’ve found that maintaining open, trusting, and ongoing relationships with our clients help us understand where they are, how they work, and where they want to go. This core philosophy guides GSE’s team and permeates every aspect of our firm. We believe that investing in our employees is the only way to create valuable, mutually beneficial relationships. 

What we offer:
If culture is important to you, then here is what our people tell us we do well.  They advise we provide a Positive and Collaborative work environment; Fulfilling client service; Work life balance; Training and Professional Development; Formal Buddy/Mentorship Programs; Detailed Orientation programs; competitive Compensation and Benefits; Flex-hours; compensated Overtime Policy. 

The Firm will also be providing a hybrid working model (balance of both remote and in-office working post Covid as a go forward policy).  

We like to celebrate our successes, highly support one another in our growth and challenges, and recognize top talent for advancement.


About You:
You’re a skilled accountant looking for an opportunity to grow within a team.  As our ideal candidate you will have a well rounded background practicing in Tax, Assurance, Audit and all such public accounting key areas.
You are detail-oriented and strive to put forth your best in everything you do. You can work in a team environment and develop strong working relationships with other professionals to provide strong client service.

Experience:      You have a min. of four (4) or more years of public accounting experience or equivalent
Education:       You will have a Bachelor’s Degree &/or CPA (CA, CGA, or CMA) designation or pursing designation

Core Accountabilities:
  • Provide high quality and timely services to a portfolio of clients
  • Work with small to medium sized companies in a broad range of industries on a variety of engagements including: Notice To Reader, Review, and Audit engagements. Work may be performed at the client’s premises.
  • Prepare Corporate and Personal Tax Returns
  • Manage and prioritize concurrent engagements effectively
  • Ensure client relationships, quality of work and deadline expectations are met

As a Senior Accountant you will also:
  • Assist the Manager/Associate/Partner in evaluation of internal control and related processes for financial accounting
  • Provide other financial information for clients (cash flow projections, salary vs. dividend, etc.)
  • Share knowledge and experiences with all team members at staff meetings and provide feedback, guidance and assistance
  • Actively participate in the Firm’s Buddy/Mentor System, and supervises staff as required.

Skills, Experience & Attributes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the CPA Handbook
  • Working knowledge of the Income Tax Act relevant to client work
  • Experience working with accounting and tax software would be an asset (CaseWare & TaxPrep)
  • Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
  • Highly client centric
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Driven with strong initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to problem solve, attention to detail and adhere to internal quality standards
  • Act with honesty and integrity, demonstrate ethics and respect for others throughout all aspects of work
  • Displays strong leadership, teambuilding and supervisory skills

Reporting Relationships
  • Reports to the Manager(s) and may also report directly to the Associate/Partners individually and as a group.
  • Senior Accountant is responsible for mentoring and supervising staff members assigned to them, including file review, as necessary.

If you are interested in applying to our position, please apply with your cover letter and resume to application process before October 8, 2021

If you require accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know so we can support you as needed.  GSE is an equal opportunity employer ensuring inclusion, diversity, integrity and respect.


Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Graham Scott Enns
Contact Name:   Amanda Woods
Telephone:   519-633-0700
Mobile:   519-633-7009
Email Address:
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