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Private Company Services, Senior Accountant

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Not Applicable


Entrepreneurial & Private Business (EPB) - General

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Tax Compliance Services practice, within Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their tax obligations across unique but ever changing tax specialties. You'll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing indirect taxes, dispute resolution, and global enterprise tax solutions.

Our team helps our clients with compliance across all taxes, statutory accounting and complex tax reporting. You'll focus on bookkeeping and monthly reporting, drafting, auditing and filing of local statutory financial statements, and transaction processing.


As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above
  • Train and lead staff
  • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

  • Your work will be primarily

  • Preparing financial statements from source documentation for operating companies and investment holding companies;
  • Preparing various tax election forms;
  • Year-end planning for various companies;
  • Compilation of client information and working paper file preparation;
  • Planning and executing review engagements in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards in addition to preparation of financial statement in accordance with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises
  • Drafting complete financial statements and related notes and preparing personal and corporate tax returns and other information.
  • Supervising and coaching junior staff and reviewing their work where applicable.
  • Following-up on Notices of (Re) Assessments;
  • Preparing memos to file and other correspondence, as required;
  • Researching, as required.

  • Requirements

  • Accounting diploma or degree from a College or University
  • 3-5 years' accounting experience
  • CA, CGA, CMA designation or successfully passed the CFE and has completed all practical experience requirements
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with clients at a professional level;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Fundamental Financial Accounting and Tax knowledge;
  • Sound knowledge of preparing Canadian personal and corporate income tax returns;
  • Good organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to work in a consistently fast-paced environment and to meet tight deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Computer software knowledge (Excel, Caseware, Tax Prep, QuickBooks, Sage, Simply Accounting)
  • Proactive and takes ownership for development
  • Team Player

  • This role does not support completion of the Canadian CPA designation. ​

    (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)
    Degrees/Field of Study required: Diploma - Accounting, Bachelor Degree - Accounting

    Degrees/Field of Study preferred:

    (if blank, certifications not specified)
    0. Global: Certified Public Accountant - Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (required), 0. Global: Certified Management Accountants (CMA) - The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (required), 0. Global: Certified General Accountant (CGA) - CGA-Canada (required), 0. Global: Chartered Accountant (CA) - Chartered Accountants (required)

    Desired Languages
    (If blank, desired languages not specified)

    Travel Requirements

    Not Specified

    Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


    Government Clearance Required?


    Job Posting End Date

    PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.

    Posted: May 19, 2019
    Closes: July 18, 2019