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Private Company Services, Accountant

Full Time
9 hours ago

Line of Service



Not Applicable


Entrepreneurial & Private Business (EPB) - General

Management Level


Job Description & Summary

A career in our Accounting and Tax Reporting practice, within Private Company Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help private companies with a range of business advisory services to resolve their day-to-day business issues and to help them achieve long-term success. You will advise clients on their local tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant, and will help them manage their tax obligations across unique but ever changing tax specialties. Our team helps our clients with accounting and complex tax reporting. You will focus on planning and executing notice to reader and review engagements; drafting and filing local financial statements; reviewing personal trust and corporate income tax returns, and other tax reporting forms; and will assist with year-end planning and bookkeeping.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As an Accountant, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Invite and provide evidence-based feedback in a timely and constructive manner.
  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Work with existing processes/systems whilst making constructive suggestions for improvements.
  • Validate data and analysis for accuracy and relevance.
  • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.
  • Keep up-to-date with technical developments for business area.
  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in written form.
  • Seek opportunities to learn about other cultures and other parts of the business across the Network of PwC firms.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct
  • Preparing financial statements from source documentation for investment holding companies and operating companies
  • Compilation of client information and working paper file preparation, including preparing reconciliations and continuity schedules.
  • Drafting complete financial statements and related notes
  • Preparation of Corporate income tax returns
  • Preparation of other tax reporting forms (T5, T4, GST)
  • Following-up on Notices of (Re) Assessments
  • Preparing Notice to Readers and working through Review Engagements

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • 1-3 years' accounting experience
  • Accounting diploma or degree from a University
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with clients at a professional level and their advisors (brokers, lawyers)
  • Solid accounting skills, including accounting for investments and stock portfolios and understanding of ASPE
  • Sound knowledge of Canadian corporate tax
  • Good organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and multi task
  • Ability to work in a consistently fast-paced environment and to meet tight deadlines 
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy of work 
  • Ability to manage client deliverables (financial statements and tax returns)
  • Computer software knowledge and experience (Excel, Quickbooks, Simply Accounting, Caseware, Sage and Tax Prep)
  • Proactive and takes ownership for self-development
  • Can work independently and critically think through and resolve issues
  • Team Player
  • This is an entry level position, open to recent graduates
  • Bilingual French and English

  • Why you'll love working for PwC

    We want you to love every (if not, almost every) minute of your career, having said this, we get it. Each life stage we go through comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits, so regardless of your situation, there's something for everyone.

    Leading benefits for our permanent staff  include:
    A competitive compensation package
    Sponsored investments, pensions and saving plans with matching firm contributions
    Flexible working
    PwC FlexBenefits, for personalised medical & dental coverage, including enhanced mental health benefit 
    Every day recognition and real time appreciation through our rewards and recognition program 
    Dress for your day with our flexible dress environment
    Health, wellness and fitness perks
    Family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave policies and support networks to help you prepare for your successful return to work
    Adoption/surrogacy benefits
    Back-up child and elder care support
    Career defining project work and international experience
    Development opportunities including learning on the job, formal learning, learning from others and access to "Vantage" our digital learning system
    Award winning programs including "Women in Leadership" and "Enhanced Pursuit Program"
    A coach to help develop skills, diversify experiences and achieve career aspirations

       See how you can create your future at PwC:

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    Travel Requirements

    Up to 20%

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    PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.