We’re expanding our Bookkeeping Team!

Senior Bookkeeper

Full Time

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

Salary: $20 - $30 per hour

Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical benefits, with the opportunity to invest unused amounts in a deferred profit-sharing plan account.
  • Group benefits plan, including life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and long-term disability insurance.
  • 2 weeks' minimum vacation from the start.
  • Investment opportunities, including a group retirement savings plan and a group tax-free savings account with payroll deduction options.
  • The opportunity to make an impact on our business performance.
  • Be part of an ambitious team in an industry-leading business.
  • Ongoing development and training.
  • The opportunity to reach your full potential.
  • Flexibility to accommodate special work hour arrangements.
  • 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.
  • Competitive Salaries with an open-door opportunity for wage negotiations based on performance and measurable, effective rates achieved on files.

The ideal candidate:

  • 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 softwares 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.
  • Being bilingual (French/English) would be a great asset but is not required.

Duties and 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.

Please contact Valérie Chaput, Director of Human Resources,

Talbot & Associates 3553 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3V 1A5