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Senior Accountant, Audit

Okwera Recruitment

Okwera Recruitment

Accounting & Finance
Ontario, Canada
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

About the Position

This is a 100% fully remote position for one of the top 20 accounting firms in Canada.

The firm’s teams are diverse, and you will work closely together – you will never be just a number at our organization. Plus, you will get the added benefit of further developing your skill set through working with a wide variety of clients and robust list of industries.

As a Senior Accountant you will be working on assignments under the direct supervision of a Director and a Partner for all types of assurance engagements. You will be working in a broad range of industries on a variety of engagements, including emerging industries such as cannabis, psychedelics, and gaming. You will oversee entire engagements from planning to completion, including but not limited to:

  • Completing and overseeing others’ work on audit files

  • Coaching Junior and Intermediate Accountants by providing input and expertise where necessary

  • Building effective and long lasting working relationships on assignments with operational client contacts

  • Preparing complex areas of the file

  • Co-ordinating group audits with component auditors in other cities and countries

  • Reviewing work completed by Junior and Intermediate team members

  • Responding effectively and efficiently to client, manager and partner requests

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Planning, execution and completion of audit files

  • Understanding technical standards with the expected level of assistance and supervision

  • Ability to recognize relevant accounting and audit issues from basic analysis

  • Building effective working client relationships on assignments with operational client contacts

  • Managing allocated projects or assignments, including time management

  • Responding effectively to client, manager and partner requests and suggestions relating to an assignment

  • Supervising and training junior and intermediate staff

  • Maintaining technical knowledge – IFRS, ASPE, CAS - by: attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks

  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Summary of Experience

  • 2+ years of audit experience


  • Possessing leadership qualities and ability to support team members and goals.

  • Strong commitment to quality

  • CPA designation or at least substantial progress thereto

  • Thorough knowledge and experience working with IFRS, ASPE and CAS to be able to complete complex areas of an engagement

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate well with clients, managers and partners

  • Strong file management skills and organization

  • Ability to manage multiple engagements simultaneously

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

  • Experience with Caseware