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ACCOUNTANT, ASSURANCE SERVICES

Position Available

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Performance Expectations

  • Assist with compilation, review, audit, bookkeeping and tax engagements

  • Prepare and maintain government remittances/filings, accounts receivable, expenses, accounts payable and payroll transactions 

  • Set-up client files, assist with the completion of budgets and complete administrative planning and other aspects of accounting work

  • Perform the month-end and quarter-end close process

  • Maintain, monitor and reconcile GL accounts, including but not limited to cash, bank reconciliations, prepaid expenses, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, intercompany and point of sale (POS)/system uploads

  • Identify issues and errors, investigate discrepancies and discuss with managers or engagement partners to develop resolutions

  • Communicate with governments regarding information requests, assessments and installments

  • Work with accounting software and provide support to clients

  • Develop and maintain relationships with client management 

  • Develop a thorough understanding of WATSON’s services, businesses and industry

  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes 

  • Raise awareness of WATSON at community events

  • Attend internal WATSON courses to further develop your accounting and assurance knowledge

Credentials

  • Successfully obtained an Accounting certificate or a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Accounting or Finance major considered an asset)

  • Entry level to two (2) years of accounting related experience

  • Working knowledge of trial balances, general ledger (GL) databases, financial statement close processes and accounting matters is beneficial

  • Experience in preparing tax returns and knowledge of personal and corporate tax is preferred

  • Understanding of payroll, bookkeeping and record keeping practices on manual and computerized system(s) is considered an asset

  • Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting is beneficial

  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Some travel may be required

 

Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics

  • Integrity – professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships

  • Energy – displays enthusiasm, optimism, drive and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle

  • Diversity – understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences

  • Communication – effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with others

  • Client Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service by being courteous, responding to client requests in a timely manner and monitoring satisfaction

  • Teamwork & Relationship Development – works collaboratively with team members in order to achieve a common goal and develops, maintains and strengthens relationships with others, both inside and outside the Firm

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for one’s own performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals; is highly organized and uses personal judgement and decision making

  • Flexibility – effectively manages multiple assignments, adapts to changing priorities and is able to work independently or as part of a team

  • Accuracy – pays close attention to detail and ensures work and information are complete and thorough

  • Research & Analysis – questions inconsistencies in information and generates workable solutions by analyzing, gathering and organizing relevant information