Company Details

Bookkeeper – Bancroft, ON

Ascend LLP is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic bookkeeper to join our team. The ideal candidate excels
in a team environment where communication and collaboration are the keys to success. We are looking for an
individual who is highly organized, self-motivated and capable of meeting deadlines. The right person will have an
entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for providing exceptional service.

As the ideal candidate, you are passionate about balancing the books. You get chills down your spine when the bank
is reconciled and every dollar has been properly accounted for. You have a knack for numbers and you get excited
when you discover an opportunity to help your clients improve their accounting systems. You enjoy working as part
of a team where you are expected to contribute to process improvement. At the same time, you are capable of
working independently while completing routine bookkeeping procedures and meeting deadlines. You have an
urgent need to learn new things every day and as such you take responsibility for your own personal and
professional development.
Reach your highest potential

Ascend is a fast-growing accounting, tax and advisory firm with a national presence serving small and medium
businesses across Canada. We are passionate about the professional development of our people and strive to create
opportunities that support their career objectives. As a growing accounting practice there is opportunity for all staff
to grow with us. We thrive on our diversity and we celebrate the success of our people.

Why join us?
 Innovative at Our Core – We continuously invest in process improvement and the utilization of
technology to allow our staff to focus on meaningful work
 Great Team Members – We have a solid group who are committed to service excellence in our
 Work Life Balance – Ascend is committed to be a great employer in our community; our staff enjoy
flexible work schedules
 Professional Development – We see huge value by investing in our people

The Role
To maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial
transactions, and provide professional bookkeeping services.

The Responsibilities
• Maintaining and performing full cycle bookkeeping
• Maintaining financial records for the clients
• Assemble year end information
• Calculate and prepare cheques for payrolls, government remittances including payroll, GST/HST,
Workers Compensation Board, corporate taxes, personal taxes and other government levies
• Prepare Tl, T3, T4, T5 and other tax filings
• Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports
• Collaboration with the client as necessary to maintain a solid understanding of the client’s business
• Provide training and advisory services to the client regarding best practices for bookkeeping
• Diploma, degree or certificate in accounting, business administration or other relevant course in
accounting is preferred
• Member of the National Payroll Institute would be considered an asset
• An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
• Minimum of 1-2 years of bookkeeping experience
• 3-5 years of bookkeeping or accounting experience is preferred
• Previous experience in an accounting firm supporting multiple client files is considered an asset
• QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Sage 50 and Xero
• Intermediate skills in excel
Personal Characteristics
• Highly focused and often described as a Thinker
• Eager to learn with a natural curiosity around the changes & trends in bookkeeping software
• The ability to keep things in perspective when faced with problems or challenges that are out of the
• A track record of turning clients into friends; building trust in the great work you’ve done for them &
their business comes naturally
• Giving back to the community is part of a full and rewarding life

Additional details:
• We welcome all qualified applicants – our diversity reflects the community we serve
• Travel (within the province) at 25% over the course of the year is expected; therefore, a valid drivers
license is needed
• Our office locations are nation wide
• 2 professional references will be required
• Skill testing will be part of the hiring process

If you are interested, please submit your resume with a cover Letter to: Ascend LLP
Attention: Tanya Lloyd
294 Hastings Street North
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0