Sr. Accountant - Tax

  • Location

    Calgary, Alberta

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Horizon Recruitment is working very closely with the Partners of a growing CPA firm to identify a Sr. Accountant, Tax to join their team as they prepare for additional growth within the firm. With an increase in demand from their client base and a need for talented individuals the Partners aim to identify an individual who is motivated to build a long term career in a small to mid sized public practice firm. The Sr. Accountant will work closely with the Partners, Managers and team to complete engagements with a diverse client base that includes publicly traded companies, private enterprise, not for profits and small businesses. We are looking for an individual who has completed their CPA and has a keen long-term interest in public practice with a great family atmosphere and culture.


  • Preparation and assistance with various tax engagements including completion of all working papers and required tax filings
  • Identify issues and errors, investigate discrepancies, discuss with manager or engagement partner and develop resolution
  • Completion of routine tax and account analysis
  • Ability to handle multiple engagements at one time
  • Work with tax and accounting software and provide support to clients
  • Tracking and reporting billable time in accordance with the Firm’s specifications
  • Complete special projects as needed and other duties assigned
  • Preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual tax provisions
  • Preparation of both Canadian and US income tax returns
  • Coordinating sales tax filings in all jurisdictions including GST/HST, QST/PST, VAT and US state and local taxes
  • Managing tax audits through tax analysis, information gathering and status documentation
  • Assist in technical research and providing recommendations on complex or significant tax issues and planning projects qualifications
  • Experience with corporate tax in a public company setting an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem solving, and teamwork skills


  • CPA designation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tax concepts and effectively apply tax knowledge to client situations
  • Maintains an up to date knowledge of legislation and industry trends
  • 1-3 years of recent Canadian accounting experience in public practice
  • Completion of any level of CPA In-Depth Tax Course would be an asset
  • Critical thinking, ability to identify issues and provide solutions
  • Familiarity with CaseWare, QuickBooks and tax software systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple assignments in an organized manner
  • Capacity to manage, develop, retain and mentor junior professionals

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.