Senior Accountant, Privately Held Business Group

Senior Accountant, Privately Held Business Group
Location Grand Falls, NB
Alternate Location:
ATS Engagement No. 5751
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 large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That's what's most important to us. We're building a thriving organization that's purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.
This is a unique opportunity for a Senior Accountant within our Privately Held Business Group with Grant Thornton. As a Senior Accountant you will be an important part of a team responsible for delivering an exceptional client service to a diverse group of customers, from owner managed companies to Not for Profits and everything in between. You will assume significant responsibility for planning, execution and wrap of compilation, review and audit engagements.
Our Grand Falls office, offers you the opportunity to establish your career within a budding community, by assigning complex and interesting engagements and formal and informal on-the-job training. You will work as part of a cohesive team alongside esteemed colleagues; to meet our clients assurance needs and develop your role as a business advisor.
As a Senior Accountant, some of your responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting with the planning of assignments
  • Preparing year-end financial statements, tax returns, and working paper files for audit, review and compilation engagements
  • Working within a diverse group of industries including agriculture, privately held businesses, and not for profit organizations.
  • Communicating with other members of the client service team, including Partners and Managers, to ensure client expectations are anticipated and managed in a timely manner
  • Preparation of personal tax returns for a variety of clients
  • Supervision and coaching of junior staff
  • Ensuring junior staff get the feedback they need to improve performance on subsequent engagements
    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 flexAbility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues to 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!
    Want to learn more about who we are and how we live our purple every day - read our colleagues stories at
    Think you've got what it takes to be a Senior Accountant, Privately Held Business? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we're also hoping you can tick:
  • Completion or close to completion of a professional accounting designation (CA,CMA or CGA)
  • At least two years, post designation, public practice experience, preferably with owner managed clients
  • Experience in audit, would be an asset
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail
  • Problem solver with solid analytical skills
  • Experience in Caseware / Caseview software would be an asset
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong technical expertise in accounting and professional standards
    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.
    Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?
    Grant Thornton LLP supports the spirit and principles of Employment Equity and is committed to maintaining an environment which is perceived to be fair and non-discriminatory. We welcome applications from designated group members - Women, Visible Minorities, Aboriginals and Persons with Disabilities and accommodations are available for Persons with Disabilities taking part in any aspect of our selection/hiring process. Should you require any accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please notify us of this via and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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    About Grant Thornton LLP

    Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services-locally and across Canada to dynamic privately owned, publicly listed and public sector organizations.

    Together with the Quebec firm, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, we have approximately 4,000 people in offices across the country.

    As a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, we benefit from being part of a network of more than 50,000 people providing clients with distinctive and personalized service in over 130 countries.

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