Purtzki Johansen + Associates


Senior 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 professionals and owner-managed businesses.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and ambitious senior accountant to join our team.  The successful candidate would possess a CPA designation and a minimum 2 years of recent, post-designation public practice experience. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and talented professional looking for a rewarding career in tax and accounting, with unlimited potential for growth and success.

What we offer:

  • competitive compensation package
  • group extended health and dental benefits
  • career advancement opportunities
  • payment of professional development course fees and 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
  • reviewing and approving work prepared by junior accounting staff
  • opportunity for assignment of special tax projects, corporate reorganizations, incorporations and complex client files
  • establishing and maintaining positive client relationships
  • corresponding with taxation authorities
  • supervising and mentoring junior staff
  • communicating with partners and staff regarding client engagements and expectations
  • 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 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
  • ability to effectively manage client and staff relationships, respond to promptly to client needs and meet client expectations

If this describes your skill set and you are ready for an exciting new challenge, we can provide you with a rewarding and challenging career.

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

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