Location Ottawa, Ottawa

Field Accounting

Category Full-time Permanent

Type Hybrid

Posted July 27, 2022

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Accounting Technician

Location Ottawa, Ottawa

Field Accounting

Category Full-time Permanent

Type Hybrid

Posted July 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 12 offices and over 300 people across Ontario and Western Quebec. Welch LLP has deeps roots in the communities it serves, and 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.

About the Opportunity

Welch LLP is currently looking for an Accounting Technician for the Ottawa office who will primarily focus on providing bookkeeping and accounting services to our clients. This position has an optional hybrid role, allowing the successful candidate to work a combination of in-office/remote work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completion of notice to reader engagements and T2s.
  • Completion of personal tax returns.
  • Perform reconciliations of bank accounts, investments, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Preparation of regular external filings such as HST, WSIB, and payroll, and completion of routine account analysis and bookkeeping tasks following established processes.
  • Supervised preparation and review of working paper files, financial statements and income tax returns for compilation engagements.
  • Identifying issues and errors, investigating discrepancies, discussing with managers, and developing solutions to resolve the errors.
  • Responding to requests and correcting errors identified by managers, senior managers, associates or partners in a timely manner.
  • Effective communication with our clients, partners, and staff.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of practical, comprehensive bookkeeping and accounting experience. Demonstrated experience performing reconciliations (bank accounts, A/P and A/R, investments) is required.
  • Experience with compilation engagements, T1s, and T2s, is considered a strong asset.
  • Completion of post-secondary diploma or certificate in Accounting or Business.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel and Word).
  • Experience using QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, CaseWare, and/or TaxPrep programs.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Previous experience working in a public accounting firm is considered a strong asset.

Applicants do NOT need to be in pursuit of a CPA designation to be considered for this role.

If you are interested in a great career opportunity with a growing, flexible and dynamic organization, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with subject line “Accounting Technician – Ottawa.”

Welch LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

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

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