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  • 24-Jul-2019 to 30-Sep-2019 (PST)
  • Ounsted & Co
  • Victoria, BC, CAN
  • Full Time


Experienced CPA

If you are a talented and passionate public practice accountant who provides excellent and efficient client service, then this position may be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Ounsted & Company is seeking an experienced and well-rounded Chartered Professional Accountant to provide accounting services to small and mid-size private enterprises.

About Us

Ounsted & Company is one of the most well-respected and progressive small to mid-sized accounting firms in Victoria, British Columbia. Our firm consists of 8 employees including dedicated chartered professional accountants with years of experience and success working with private businesses.

Since our inception in 2006, we have been providing clients with outstanding customer service and the highest quality of work. Our team members approach clients and the work they do for them with honesty, integrity, and respect. We develop long-term and mutually rewarding relationships with our clients, an in-depth working knowledge of their businesses and a commitment to the highest level of quality. 

At Ounsted & Company our greatest strength is our people. We care about our employees and want everyone to have a rewarding career. We foster collaboration and value our employee's ideas.

We offer an exceptional work environment that allows our team members to enjoy a balanced lifestyle with limited overtime hours in tax season while also providing opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Our competitive and highly attractive salary, comprehensive benefits package and flexible summer work schedule will appeal to talented individuals who share our desire to be the best.

Our Ideal Candidate

Ounsted & Company requires a well-rounded individual who can engage with our clients in order to provide service that exceeds their expectations. The ideal candidate should possess strong technical skills, and the ability to manage their own time and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form. They are motivated to produce quality work and possess great problem-solving skills with a focus on solutions. They take charge of projects, navigating multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment with confidence.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of public practice experience and be able to work independently to prepare year end working paper files, financial statements and a corporate tax returns with minimal supervision. 


  • Completed undergraduate degree
  • Chartered Professional Accounting Designation

Desired Knowledge and Experience

  • Designated CPA with minimum of 8 years' experience working with private, owner managed clients in a public accounting firm
  • Corporate year-end work for Compilation and Review Engagements including file preparation, financial statements, file review and both personal and corporate tax planning
  • Preparation and/or review of personal & corporate tax returns  
  • Preparation and/or review of GST returns and other compliance filings
  • Monitoring of client deadlines to ensure deadlines are met
  • Supervision and training of junior staff members and review of their work
  • Direct interaction with clients and CRA on behalf of clients
  • Working knowledge of CaseWare, CaseView, QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, Profile, and Microsoft Office together with other commonly used applications in an accounting environment
  • Strong analytical skills with attention focused on providing high quality work in an efficient manner
  • Willingness to embrace firm practices and methodologies
  • Strong client relations skills with a focus on dealing with client matters in a timely and professional manner
  • Ability to show initiative in respect of client needs and the development of work processes

Please note our firm does not do Audit Engagements.  

If you think you would make a great addition to Ounsted & Company's dynamic team, please apply with a cover letter and resume by clicking the Applying for this Position button.

Applications will be accepted for this opportunity until Sunday, September 8, 2019.


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