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Bookkeeper Staff Accountant

Virtuous Bookkeeping

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 14, 2018.

Job Description

We have an immediate opportunity for a Senior full-time skilled bookkeeper.


Leading a team of two to three people, the Senior Staff Accountant is the main point of contact for their team’s clients, provides training and coaching for their team members, and will provide full cycle accounting for the Virtuous Bookkeeping growing list of clients.

They will also play a leadership role in onboarding and training new team members and new clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Full cycle bookkeeping duties for a block of client accounts.
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax filings.(HST, WSIB, T4, installments)
  • Identify process improvements and system efficiencies.
  • Travel to and working at the client’s location when required. (primarily based on our location, however)
  • Coordination and distribution of bookkeeping tasks amongst a team.
  • Frequent communication with clients, responding to questions, concerns, and requests.
  • Training and oversight of their team’s work; feedback and coaching to foster team development and growth.
  • Onboarding new clients, setting up new QuickBooks files and/or taking over of previous books.
  • Occasional meetings with clients to review statements, any questions and troubleshoot any issues.
  • Preparation of year-end packages for accountants, i.e. preparing a trial balance, adjusting entries, reconciling accounts.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Solid communication skills

    – fluency in written and spoken English.

  • Bookkeeping experience with QuickBooks Online, Sage 50, and other bookkeeping software.
  • Completed university Degree/Diploma in Accounting or Finance.
  • 8 years’ of work experience in accounting
  • Must be highly accurate and willing to take responsibility for various accounting issues.
  • Strong work ethic, diligent, committed and able to juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment and produce work that demonstrates attention to detail;
  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments;
  • Detail oriented, self-starter, able to handle conflicting priorities
  • Proven ability to work independently or part of a team

Prior experience in working with a public accounting firm would be considered a strong asset.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, we will only be contacting those being considered or selected for an interview. We wish you the best of luck.