Accounting Manager (CPA)

Accounting Manager (CPA)

Toronto (Hybrid) Permanent July 27, 2022 Compensation: $90,000-$100,000
Career Description

 Position Title: Accounting Manager (CPA)

 Tenure: Full Time, Permanent

 Location: Toronto, ON (Hybrid)

Position Overview:

Our client is a recognized public accounting firm. They are looking for an Accounting Manager who will promote a positive representation of the firm to its clients and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will lead, monitor and motivate team members and also participate in client work to contribute in the long-term financial stability of the firm.

What will you be doing? 

  • Plan, manage, review and monitor notice to readers, assurance, T1, T2 and T3 income tax returns engagements
  • Preparation and review of various related tax matters including T4 and T5 tax returns, T1-OVP, income tax estimates, notice of objections and T2054/T2062C filings
  • Liaise with clients to obtain information required for engagement preparation, organization of information received, responding to inquiries and communicating of results in an easy to understand manner
  • Set and monitor budgets for client files including assessment of time budget versus actual time with analysis of overrun reasons and suggestions for improvements next year/increased fee suggestion
  • Tracking of file completion progress to ensure reporting/filing deadlines are met
  • Review client’s tax situation and identify tax planning opportunities and/or non-accounting/tax issues which may be of a client’s interest
  • Oversee the office workflow to ensure a balanced workload amongst team members
  • Organize information to facilitate easy review with minimal changes by Partners
  • Facilitate the recruitment and onboarding process with new hires to include formal training and on-the-job training
  • Report to Partners on progress of engagements, team member performance and morale
  • Lead the recruitment of Co-op Staff Accountants based on hiring workbook and liaise with potential recruiting Universities/Colleges
  • Conduct tax research and prepare tax planning memos
  • Review, develop and bring awareness to firm’s best practice and policies regarding use of software and file preparation process
  • Keep up to date on professional standard changes, ensure professional development hours met per CPA requirements and communicate changes to the firm
  • Provide continuous improvement suggestions related to efficiencies of the business, updating Templates to meet professional standards
  • Mentor Team Members with question pertaining to technical and administrative tasks and provide support with the CPA process facilitate their growth and knowledge
  • Outstanding ability to develop and build relationships, engage with clients to understand and service their needs and influence them where appropriate
  • Exceptional financial acumen and auditing practices
  • Strong relationship building skills with internal Partners, clients and external stakeholders
  • Solid interpersonal and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Results-oriented and effective problem solver who provides practical advice and guidance
  • Exceptional project management, organization, prioritization, planning and attention to detail skills
  • Models decisiveness and ensure the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality deliverables on time
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks under time constraints, stress and deal with challenging situations
  • Works strongly independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work extended hours during busy season and/or month end deadline
  • Lead and actively be involved with the coaching, mentoring, career development and training of the team

Must Haves:

  • 4+ years experience as a Staff Accountant or 2+ years experience as a Manager
  • 4+ years experience in a public accounting firm
  • Bachelors in Commerce/Business/Accounting
  • CPA designation (or close to completion)


  • Experience working with the following software: Advanced CaseWare, DT Practice, Tax Prep, CCH Document, Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF Beginner, QuickBooks, and Write-Up

Career Overview
  • Job ID: JOB-183
  • Posted Date: July 27, 2022
  • Location: Toronto (Hybrid)
  • Compensation: $90,000-$100,000
  • Type: Permanent