Location Picton

Field Accounting

Category Full-time Permanent

Type In-Office

Posted September 27, 2022

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Staff Accountant

Location Picton

Field Accounting

Category Full-time Permanent

Type In-Office

Posted September 27, 2022

A Firm for Entrepreneurs

Welch LLP is ideal for professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Welch offers its employees invaluable prospects: possibility for growth and advancement; variety to explore different career paths; opportunity to specialize and deepen skills; and flexibility of work-life balance to enjoy family and personal interests.

Grounded in a values-led culture (care, impact, empower), Welch is focused on creating a diverse and inclusive environment, nurturing women in leadership, and supporting its surrounding communities.  At Welch, we know our employees are our number one asset.  It is our people that enables Welch LLP to be a firm like no other.

National Firm expertise, with the value and service of a small firm

Established in 1918, Welch evolved from a single office to the largest locally-owned and operated firm in the region. With 12 offices and over 300 people across Ontario and Western Quebec, Welch LLP has deeps roots in the communities it serves.  Welch ranks as the 14th largest accounting firm in Canada and continues to grow.

Headquartered in Ottawa, the key to Welch’s success is continually evolving to meet the needs of its employees, clients and the marketplace.  With a full suite of professional services, ranging from traditional assurance to expert business advisory, our clients respect and value the firm’s expertise and commitment to exceptional service. Welch’s clientele is as varied as the economic landscape, ranging from start-ups to large, multi-divisional privately-held companies, not-for- profit organizations and public sector entities.

The Role:

As a Professional Staff  Accountant within the Picton Office, you will take a hands-on role in all aspects of client service including involvement in audit, review and notice to reader engagements as well as the preparation of corporate, personal, and trust tax returns. You will work closely will all members of your team including senior staff accountants and the partner. You will have an opportunity to work in an environment that builds on the strengths of every employee and promotes their professional and personal development.

This position will appeal to an individual who wants to pursue a CPA designation with the intention of working in the public accounting sector.  Current enrollment in the CPA programme or enrolling in the CPA programme will be an asset.

The client base includes a variety of owner-managed incorporated and self-employment businesses, local government, agriculture, and not for profit sectors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of working paper files (audits, reviews, compilations); financial statements and notes; corporate and personal tax returns
  • Assist in the planning, organizing and controlling of these engagements to meet deadlines including the effective and efficient wrap-up of the engagement. Recognize problems, analyze and propose sound alternatives and conclusions
  • Understand client’s business and their needs
  • Providing backup support for front office service such as answering phones, answering client questions, receiving and distributing client information as needed

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • Currently  enrolled in the CPA programme or intending to enrol in the CPA programme
  • Some work experience in accounting or public accounting would be an asset
  • Strong communication skills, both oral & written
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to plan, organize, manage conflicting deadline, and set priorities
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with clients
  • Ability to recognize and analyze problems, propose sound alternatives and conclusions
  • Experience managing a variety of responsibilities in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an ever changing environment
  • Proficiency with computers and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • General business knowledge
  • Interest in business development
  • Access to a vehicle is recommended; willing to travel from the office on occasion
  • Willing to work in Picton, Ontario and occasionally assist in other Welch offices in Quinte Region as needed

Welch LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

For More Information:

Visit the Welch LLP website to learn more about the firm: www.welchllp.com

Welch LLP is an independent member of BKR International, a global association of professional accounting firms: www.bkr.com

How to apply:

If you are interested in a great career opportunity with a growing, flexible and dynamic organization, please apply by sending your resume referencing Staff Accountant – Picton in the subject line to: [email protected]

No agencies please.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Visit our website at: http://www.welchllp.com

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