Accountant, Privately Held Business
Grant Thornton LLP
Barrie, ON
8d ago

Who we are

You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone’s friendly and helps each other out? That’s like Grant Thornton.

Except here we’re all professionals and there isn’t a mayor or a general store. What we’re trying to say is that we’re a very different kind of professional services firm where culture is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

We employ about 2000 people across Canada, and we truly care about helping our clients, colleagues, and communities thrive.

That’s what’s most important to us. We’re building a special organization that’s purpose driven and as we grow we always want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is (ours is grape, just so you know).

A career in Assurance with Grant Thornton will provide you an opportunity to :

  • Work with a team of professionals who assist businesses in specific industry sectors with a wide range of accounting, regulatory and advisory services
  • Be part of a unique work culture that challenges you to further your professional development and enlarge your chosen career path
  • Be part of a fast growing environment with engaged professionals who are respected in their fields
  • Develop solutions with clients and co-workers through collaborative debate and discussion
  • Be engaged with clients on a variety of local and national projects
  • We are looking for a team player who is committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients and helping us build our reputation as the preferred business advisors in our market place .

    As an Accountant or Senior Accountant (Privately Held Business) your responsibilities will include :

  • Working with a broad range of charity, not-for-profit and small business clients
  • Preparing year-end financial statements and working paper files for audit, review and notice to reader engagements
  • Accounting and bookkeeping including drafting journal entries and reconciling accounts
  • Regular preparation of tax filings including personal, corporate, trust, charity and NPO returns
  • Providing solutions to our clients on current business and financial conditions
  • Working closely with clients and providing exceptional client service
  • Working with clients in target industry sectors under varying reporting frameworks
  • Building our reputation as the preferred business advisors in key sectors of our growing practic
  • Be Grant Thornton

    If you’re a bit like us, you’re driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action.

    Just imagine being part of a team that puts we before me, where flexibility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues have your back.

    At Grant Thornton, you’ll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are.

    And when all this comes together, well that’s when the magic happens.

    Think you’ve got what it takes to be an Accountant or Senior Accountant (PHB)? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick :

  • Accounting diploma or certificate or equivalent experience in this field
  • 1-3+ years public practice experience preferred
  • Experience with Caseware, Taxprep, QuickBooks and Simply Accounting is preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Strong bookkeeping and organizational skills
  • Solid analytical skills including ability to identify unusual transactions or accounts and ask questions to clarify understanding
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Client service focus, demonstrated initiative and a team player
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail
  • Experience with HST regulations and returns an asset
  • At Grant Thornton we’re focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That’s our purpose.

    Or, as we like to say, living our purple.

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