Staff Accountant/Technician

  Ottawa

Position Summary:
Downing & Co. Professional Corporation is a small public accounting firm located in Carp, Ontario. We provide a wide range of accounting, tax and business consulting services to individuals and corporations in the Ottawa and Western Quebec regions. Our clients include small to medium sized owner managed businesses in a wide range of fields including consulting, technology, and professional services.
We are currently looking for a full-time Staff Accountant/Technician to join our team.
Please note: As this role requires attendance at our office and dealing with clients, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Preparation of working paper files for compilation engagements
· Preparation of personal income tax returns
· Preparation of corporate income tax returns
· Preparation of trust income tax returns
· Preparation of T4/T5 and similar forms
· Organization and filing of client information
· Bookkeeping and recording accounting transactions using applicable accounting software
. Reconciling GL accounts
. Investigate and correct discrepancies/ irregularities in financial entries, documents and reports
· Preparation and reconciliation of various government remittances such as GST/HST, etc.
· Payroll preparation
· Bank reconciliation (both manual and software prepared)
· Identifying capital asset purchases, disposition and recording
· Use of Excel, Word, CaseWare, QuickBooks desktop, QuickBooks online and Sage 50 (Simply Accounting)
· Training clients in bookkeeping/accounting
· Travelling to clients’ location to perform all of the above if required
· Accounting for investments
· Light administrative duties as needed
· And more.

Professional Skills/Knowledge:
• Strong experience using CaseWare, CCH Tax prep, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, and Sage Accounting;
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel);
• Must be flexible in terms of hours of work;
• Able to work well under pressure;
• Detail oriented, organized and can work independently;
• Able to prioritize multiple requirements and deadlines;
• Demonstrates focus, positive attitude and professionalism;
• Strong communication skills;
• Ability to speak and write in English
Education and Experience
• A minimum of 2 years of related experience.
We thank you for your time and interest in Downing & Co. Professional Corporation and we look forward to hearing from you. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please forward your resume with cover letter to resumes@downingca.com

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