Leamington, Ontario

Senior Staff Accountant

We are a leading mid-market firm located in Leamington and Essex Ontario.  This position will require the candidate to predominately work in the Essex office location. We provide audit, accounting, tax and a wide range of business advisory services, which include business acquisitions, divestiture, financing and human resources.

We serve clients ranging in size from small owner-managed enterprises to large, privately held organizations in the agribusiness, fishing, automotive, real estate, manufacturing, professional services and not-for-profit sectors.

The Collins Barrow national network is one of Canada’s largest associations of Chartered Professional Accounting firms and the eighth largest group of chartered professional accountants in Canada. Known as Canada’s mid-market alternative for audit, tax and advisory solutions, Collins Barrow has developed a reputation for being a leading choice for quality and value-added financial advice due to the depth and breadth of in-house skills, customized offerings, commitment to excellence in customer service and our global reach.

Collins Barrows’ global reach extends beyond the more than 45 offices in Canada into 137 countries worldwide through our affiliate, Baker Tilly International, the eighth largest accountancy and business advisory network in the world. Together, we offer clients an established platform and access to the highest quality resources for audit, tax and transaction support in the global marketplace.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of compilation, review and audit engagements
  • Preparation of corporate, personal and trust income tax returns
  • Preparation of tax slips (T3, T4, T5, etc.)
  • Bookkeeping assignments
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with clients, co-workers and all levels of staff and management
  • Direct fieldwork, inform Manager(s) of the engagement status
  • Develop strong technical audit, accounting and tax skills
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Delivering to the highest service standards
  • Working collaboratively to ensure we provide an integrated financial and business solution that meets our clients' needs
  • Providing highly personal, relevant, and timely services
  • Becoming our clients' trusted business advisor

A successful candidate will have:

  • University Degree (Commerce/Accounting)
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience at a public accounting firm
  • 2 years of audit and assurance experience
  • Attained or currently pursuing CPA designation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A positive attitude and willingness to work and learn
  • Strong working knowledge of Caseware, Caseview, Taxprep, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines, which can be conflicting with one another
  • An inclination for attention to details and accuracy
  • High ethical standards
  • A desire to be an integral part of a fun team environment

Application Information:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package based on experience and qualifications and the opportunity to excel in a dynamic public accounting environment.

To explore these opportunities please forward your resume AND a cover letter in confidence to 

Please put ESSEX in the subject line.