BDO Senior Accountant, Tax in Lethbridge, Alberta

BDO. Because relationships matter.

There are many world-class accounting firms. Far fewer that offer a culture so rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfillment, and long-term growth. At BDO, we understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. Because at its core, our business is not about numbers or spreadsheets, dollars or pence, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.

Position Summary

The Lethbridge BDO Canada LLP office is looking for a Senior Staff Accountant, Tax. At BDO, our team is our most valuable asset. With a strong international and national presence, BDO is one of the leading professional service providers in Canada. Our team of professionals provides clients with a full range of assurance and accounting, tax and advisory services, supported by our local accessibility and hands-on approach to individual client needs. We possess the experience and resources of a large firm yet offer our clients the personalized service of a smaller firm.

The successful candidate will be offered challenging opportunities and an enriching client exposure in a variety of industries. Working with tax managers and other team members on tax consulting and compliance engagements while working closely with the assurance and audit services team. We are seeking an individual that has demonstrated abilities to work within a confidential environment, is flexible and adaptable to the multiple requirements of the role, and is comfortable working independently and in teams.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Dealing with tax authorities on tax audits and appeals

  • Develop and implement strategies for clients to capitalize on business opportunities

  • Effectively communicating internally on various tax matters

  • Identify and document tax filing positions including risk analysis

  • Preparation or review of personal, corporate and trust income tax returns along with other tax information forms

  • Research tax issues and prepare memorandum or client letters and reports

  • Prepare tax accrual working in accordance with applicable accounting standards issues and documenting this research in tax memos or client letters

  • Researching tax

  • Travelling to other BDO offices and visiting clients as required

Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

  • University degree in accounting (or an unrelated degree and the completion of the CPA PREP)

  • CPA designation (or a minimum of having written the CPA CFE)

  • Minimum three years of experience in public accounting with a strong interest in tax

  • Desire to complete the CICA In-depth Tax Course (or current enrollment in this course)

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • High values in teamwork, client/customer service and professionalism

  • Previous experience with accounting and tax software

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines

Our Vision

One Firm engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities.

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System ID: 2016-4024

Job Type (EN): Full Time

Years of Experience: 3

Job Industry (Choose up to 3 industries) (EN): Accounting and Auditing Services