Purtzki Johansen + Associates


Junior Accountant

Purtzki Johansen & Associates, is a Chartered Professional Accounting firm consisting of more than 30 staff with offices located in Nanaimo and Vancouver. Our firm specializes in advising and providing accounting and tax services to health care professionals and owner-managed businesses.

We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated and ambitious junior accountants to join our team. The successful candidate would be a new or current CPA student. This is an exciting opportunity for energetic and talented professionals looking for a rewarding career in tax and accounting, with unlimited potential for growth and success.

What we offer:

  • full-time positions or January to April 2019 Co-op positions
  • competitive compensation package
  • group extended health and dental benefits
  • career advancement opportunities
  • payment of CPAWSB course fees, professional development courses and professional dues
  • personal development, mentorship and continuous learning
  • supportive, team-oriented working environment
  • exciting, challenging, growth-oriented atmosphere
  • positive office culture and flexibility
  • no audit engagements
  • ability to work in either our Nanaimo or Vancouver office location
  • relocation assistance

Responsibilities will include:

  • compilation of year-end financial statements and working papers in a paperless format
  • preparation of corporate, personal and trust income tax returns
  • completion of GST, PST, WCB and payroll remittance forms
  • developing and maintaining client relationships
  • preparation of bookkeeping engagements
  • corresponding with taxation authorities
  • collaborating with partners and senior managers on client engagements
  • providing the very best possible client service

Skills and qualifications required:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • strong time management skills and ability to effectively meet deadlines
  • experience working with, or ability to quickly learn, Caseware/Caseview, CanTax, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting
  • proficiency in MS Office, with a special emphasis in MS Excel
  • keen attention to detail
  • analytical and problem solving skills
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • strong work ethic
  • positive attitude, and exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills

If this describes your skill set, we can provide you with a rewarding and challenging career that will help you achieve your professional goals and the CPA designation.

Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to purtzki@purtzki.com indicating whether you are apply for a positon in our Vancouver or Nanaimo locations.

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