Co-op Accounting Student

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Position Description:

Edelkoort Smethurst CPAs LLP is a public accounting firm in Burlington serving individuals and companies with a wide array of services.  We are a dynamic, technology driven firm seeking a student in a registered co-op program to join our team for a 12-16 month work term.  We are looking for someone who is has a strong desire to learn and grow in the field of public accounting and tax.

To be successful in the role, candidates must display a commitment to client service, a high level of personal ethics and a strong desire to learn.

The student will mainly be responsible assisting with working paper files (audit, review and compilations).  They will also be given responsibilities involving bookkeeping, tax administration and tax compliance for individuals, trusts and corporations.  The position is designed for student in an Accounting program therefore the emphasis will be on learning and building on their theoretical knowledge base.

About the role:

  • Full-time
  • Based in Burlington, travel is rarely required
  • Hourly rate $18-$20 per hour
  • Work from home hybrid role may be available
  • 4 day work weeks (May – December)

About you:

  • Student in a post-secondary accounting or business program
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel)
  • Working knowledge of CaseWare and Profile. Familiarity with QuickBooks, Xero, Jazzit is considered an asset
  • Personally accountable and results driven
  • Ability to manage client deliverables, and prioritize tasks with competing deadlines
  • Willing to work overtime when necessary

Sample Duties:

  • Assist with maintain client bookkeeping records, reconcile bank and credit card accounts and prepare regular sales tax filings
  • Assist with end of year T4 Payroll return filings
  • Assist with end of year T5 Dividend return filings
  • Assist with preparing working paper files using caseware for financial statement engagements (assurance and compilation)
  • Assist with administration of personal tax files including scanning client files, tax file setup and printing of tax returns
  • Assist with preparing personal income tax filings using Profile and CCH Access

Total Compensation:

We believe that success in business requires a healthy balance of professional and personal commitments.  In addition to your salary, we offer paid personal days, health and dental benefits, firm social events and professional development assistance.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however we will only contact those whose qualifications closely match the requirements for this position.  Edelkoort Smethurst CPAs LLP is an equal opportunity employer and accommodates applicants with disabilities in its recruitment.  If you are contacted about a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation through the process.

Contact Edelkoort Smethurst CPAs LLP in Burlington for a Career in Accounting

If you’re interested in this career opportunity at Edelkoort Smethurst CPAs LLP, please reach out to us directly via email with your resume and some information about your career interests or by contacting us by using the online form below. Please remember to reference the position you are applying to.