Senior Staff Accountant – CPA/CA

Company Details


November 12, 2020


38 McDonald Drive, Picton ON

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About Company:

Welch LLP is a leading full-service public accounting firm with a rich and tenured history. Established in Ottawa almost 100 years ago, Welch has evolved from a single office to become the largest locally-owned and operated firm in the region, with 12 offices and over 300 people across Ontario and Western Quebec. Welch LLP ranks as the 14th largest accounting firm in Canada.

This growth didn’t come by accident, nor should it come as a surprise… 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 Picton office is part of the Welch LLP Quinte Region Practice. The Quinte Region has six offices located in Belleville, Trenton, Picton, Napanee, Campbellford, and Tweed.

The Role:

As a Senior Staff  Accountant within the Picton Office, this  particular role is ideal for someone who has an entrepreneurial spirit and wants to gain diverse experience. The unique responsibilities and opportunities afforded to this position make it a different and exciting prospect for an ambitious professional who is ready for his/her next career move.

You will be challenged with increasingly important audit and accounting roles for the clients of the Picton office. You will be involved in the planning and organizing of engagements to meet deadlines; will be expected to recognize, analyze and propose sound alternatives and conclusions and understand our client’s business.

You must be able to handle a variety of responsibilities in a professional manner, work on multiple assignments with a high degree of autonomy and produce high-quality deliverables with short deadlines.

The client base includes a variety of owner-managed incorporated and unincorporated businesses,  agricultural operations, and not for profit organizations.

Key Responsibilities:

Preparation of working paper files (audits, reviews, compilations), financial statements and notes, and related 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.

Preparation of personal tax filings

Requirements and Qualifications:

University degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance

Professional accounting designation (CPA-CA) or nearing completion

Working experience in public accounting is required

Experience in tax is preferred

Strong communication skills, both oral & written

Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with flexibility and adaptability in managing conflicting deadlines

Working knowledge of Caseware, Profile and Microsoft Office is preferred

Access to a vehicle is required;  be willing to travel from the office on occasion

Willingness to occasionally assist in other Welch offices in Quinte Region as needed

Willing to work in Picton, Ontario and occasionally assist in other Welch offices in the Quinte Regions as needed.

Ability to work overtime as needed to accommodate client needs

Work will Initially be on-site for the first month; a blend of on-site (min. 1 day a week) and remote/virtual work after the initial month. During Tax Season must have the flexibility to work on-site more frequently.

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: Senior Staff  AccountantPicton in the subject line.  

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.

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