CPA Articling Student

Company Details

Your partners in business, no matter what your business.

As Eastern Ontario’s leading regional accounting firm, we serve a broad range of industries and not-
for-profit organizations providing our staff with extensive experience as well as interesting and
challenging work.

More than a traditional public accounting firm, with teams of professionals practicing in such
specialized areas as tax, forensic accounting, operational auditing, computer accounting systems,
business valuations, owner/manager retirement planning, executive financial planning and business
succession planning we will be able to provide you with the practical experience required for achieving
your CPA designation and successfully practicing as a Certified Professional Accountant.

Your work experience as an articling student will have you handling an entire file within the first few
weeks of work and providing assurance services as a team member on larger assignments, and preparing
individual, corporate and trust returns.

Our CPA students have had an excellent 95%+ pass rate on the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE).

 

Who We Are:
We offer a small firm feel with the opportunity for work-life balance yet our staff, resources, and
technical knowledge could rival any national firm. Wilkinson & Company LLP continues to grow and
prosper; we are leaders in our field and committed to service excellence. We work as a team, for the
firm, our clients, and for each other. At Wilkinson & Company LLP you will be given every opportunity
to reach your full potential and enjoy a rewarding and prosperous career.

 

What You’ll Be Responsible For:
CPA Students will have the opportunity to gain hands on professional experience in many aspects of
the public accounting services while with Wilkinson, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of Audit, Compilations, and Review Engagements, including completion of
    all paperless working papers, adjusting journal entries, and financial statements in
    accordance with Firm standards;
  • Preparation of corporate tax returns, trust returns, and personal income tax returns;
  • Exposure to bookkeeping (monthly, quarterly, annually);
  • Preparation and filing of GST and other statutory returns;
  • Preparation of T3s, T4s and T5s; and
  • Business advisory and client development.

What You’ll Bring to the Role:

  • Applicants must have completed their university degree and be prepared and eligible to enroll in
    the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP);
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Specializing in Accounting is preferred);
  • Previous public accounting related experience is an asset;
  • Knowledge of accounting standards and the Income Tax Act;
  • Previous client service related experience is an asset;
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of the team;
  • The ability to effectively communicate with peers and clients both written and orally; and
  • Experience working with, or familiarity with accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Tax Prep, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting is beneficial.

Why Work for Wilkinson?

  • Future leadership and advancement opportunities!
  • CPA PEP Assistance!
  • Opportunity for flexible, compressed, or modified work weeks!
  • Paid overtime including the opportunity to take up to two weeks per year off in lieu of
    overtime payment!
  • Fridays off – 8 days between July 1 and Labour Day!
  • Opportunity to take summers off unpaid (June 30 to September 1)!
  • Comprehensive benefits plan!

Interested candidates should respond with a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript, in confidence,
to the Human Resources Department at careers@wilkinson.net.

We thank all those who apply, only selected candidates will be contracted for an interview.