Senior Bookkeeper

Senior Bookkeeper

Full time
St Norbert
Posted 2 months ago

 

About Talbot & Associates & Benefits:

Talbot & Associates exists to give our clients true peace of mind and our team members the opportunity
to live their dreams (and have fun doing it). We treat our clients like family and are passionate about
helping clients uncover new opportunities to reach greater levels of success.

Founded in 1987, T&A has been serving Manitoba for over 35 years. With locations in Ashern, Birtle, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes,
Steinbach, Stonewall, and Winnipeg (St. Norbert and St. Boniface), our team of over 75 staff offers a wide
range of services steeped in decades of combined experience from varying backgrounds. All of our
services are carried out in a professional, easy to understand, and prompt fashion.

We received the “Excellence in Agriculture Accounting Services” (2020) and “Leading Providers of
Agriculture Accounting Services – Western Canada” (2022) from Acquisition International. In 2022, we
again made the “Top 3 Accounting Firms in Winnipeg” list created by Three Best Rated. We are proud of
our roots and specialization in providing agriculture accounting services, and are excited for our firm’s
other current and many potential future areas of specialization, such as: audit and assurance; non-profit
organizations and charities; estates; corporate and personal income tax returns for a variety of industries,
sole proprietors, and individuals; payroll, payment processing, and other administrative tasks for small
businesses; technical support and training services for clients; and preparation, maintenance, and review
of bookkeeping files to provide organized financial information to clients and accountants for use in
making management decisions and preparing tax returns.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Bookkeeper who is passionate about providing excellent
client service and is interested in growing their career with our firm.

 

Talbot & Associates Benefits:

  • An open-door opportunity for wage negotiations based on performance and measurable effective
    rates achieved on files.
  • Participation in a group benefits plan, including life insurance, dependent life insurance,
    accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and long-term disability insurance.
  • Reimbursements for personal medical expenses, with the opportunity to invest unused amounts
    in a deferred profit-sharing plan account.
  • Investment opportunities, including a group retirement savings plan and a group tax-free savings
    account, with payroll deduction options.
  • Inclusion in year end bonuses based on company profits.
  • Flexibility to accommodate special work hour arrangements.
  • Significant growth opportunities and support to pursue specialization in current or new areas of
    our firm. In bookkeeping, areas of specialization could include specific industries, such as
    agriculture, non-profit organizations and charities, estate and court-ordered bookkeeping, sole
    proprietor bookkeeping and T1s, payroll processing, technical support and training for clients,
    internal training of junior team members, and many other possibilities.
  • A work culture that treats each other and all our clients like family; looking out for each other in
    all aspects of life, building each other up to succeed and excel, and having fun with each other at
    the office and at many activities and events outside the office.
  • Talbot & Associates is a dynamic and fun work environment that offers tremendous growth to each team
    member and an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and experience for our clients. We offer many
    opportunities for advancement, including through pre-existing career paths and support and
    encouragement to pursue new specializations not yet mastered by our firm.

 

 

The Ideal Candidate would be:

  • Be warm, positive, intrinsically motivated, and extremely organized, and have a strong work ethic.
  • Be client service oriented, assisting our clients to achieve financial success and peace of mind.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and professionally in person, in emails, and over the phone with
    team members and clients about financial information. Being French/English bilingual would be
    considered a strong asset.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of bookkeeping experience.
  • Have experience with bookkeeping, tax, and accounting software, especially QuickBooks Online
    and QuickBooks Desktop. Other helpful software experience would include CaseWare, Sage,
    Adagio, Simply, Xero, TaxCycle, and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Be able to demonstrate a proficient understanding of basic accounting concepts, such as
    understanding different types of accounts, debits, credits, sales taxes, and other concepts well
    enough to create appropriate journal entries and to understand financial information from
    standard financial statements.
  • Having post-secondary education with an accounting or bookkeeping focus would be considered a strong asset, as well as any experience with preparing
    personal or corporate taxes or processing payroll.
  • Have proficiency and excitement for learning new software and accounting concepts.
  • Be a strong team player, who can easily work on projects with others and is able to train and
    mentor junior team members in bookkeeping and time management skills.
  • Be able to perform well under pressure and proactively manage and delegate work based on
    varying deadlines and workloads.
  • Have mentorship experience or experience leading or managing teams would be considered a
    strong asset.

 

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining monthly, quarterly, and annual bookkeeping files for clients from a variety of
    industries, as well as catching up new client files to present. This includes:
    Categorizing transactions and reconciling accounts.
  • Investigating discrepancies and posting journal entries as needed.
  • Organizing supporting documentation.
  • Analyzing financial reports for reasonability and accuracy of the individual transactions and
    balances as a whole.
  • Preparing sales tax remittances for GST and PST in various provinces.
  • Communicating financial information with clients, including requesting additional information as
    needed and sending prepared financial reports and sales tax remittances.
  • Reviewing bookkeeping files prepared by team members and clients to provide feedback and
    training.
  • Communicating with accountants and corporate tax preparers to provide clients with a seamless
    and professional experience.
  • Assisting with preparing tax returns and other additional duties as needed during tax season,
    including T4s and T5s in January and February, T1s in March and April, and farm and other sole
    proprietor T1s extending to mid June.
  • Working with the management team to uphold core values and lead by example.
  • Other duties as required and assigned, especially as they relate to improving the firm and sharing
    workloads.

 

How to apply:

If you are seeking a rewarding career with a great team, please forward your resume to:
Valérie Chaput, Director of Human Resources
3553 Pembina Hwy. Winnipeg MB R3V 1A5
204.269.7460 | email: val.chaput@talbotcpa.ca

If you have any other questions or need anymore assistance, please contact us at 204-712-3200 or cerc@cerc-mb.ca and we would be happy to assist you!

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