Staff Accountant

Toronto (Region), Ontario
$100,000 to $125,000
May 25, 2024
June 24, 2024
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member


 Member firm Porter Hetu International

Company Description

Located close to downtown Toronto, Kelly Porter Hetu Professional Corporation is a small, rapidly growing firm of Chartered Professional Accountants. Founded in 1990, we have scaled steadily over the years, primarily through referrals. We are committed to providing our clients with quality results that meet their expectations and have cultivated a reputation for effective results.                                                   

Our accounting team provides a full range of business services and solutions tailored to the   requirements of small businesses and professionals, including preparation of personal and trust returns. We focus on tax planning to minimize tax and personal financial planning to grow wealth over time. 

We offer a respectful, inclusive, and hybrid work environment, a comprehensive health plan, and provide a graduated time-off policy with reduced summer hours from mid-June to mid-September.

About the Staff Accountant’s role

We are looking for a permanent full-time results-oriented Staff Accountant to join our team. This individual will have a broad scope of knowledge and work focused on making an impact. They will enjoy collaborating in a team environment, dealing with clients, and providing a comprehensive range of accounting and financial services to meet or exceed expectations.

Who you are: 

  • CPA with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in public practice
  • Working knowledge of ITA rules applicable to individuals and corporations
  • Proficient with Caseware, Profile, QuickBooks, Excel
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong client service skills with the ability to build rapport, connect to client’s needs, and maintain business relationships
  • Dedication and motivation to achieve a high standard of client service orientation and professionalism 
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous
  • Ability to work both independently within a team environment

What you’ll do:

  • Prepare personal, corporate, trust, and estate tax returns
  • Draw up working paper files for compilations, reviews, and audits
  • Prepare financial statements for various purposes such as accounting engagements, submission of tax returns, and loans
  • Meet with clients to discuss their requirements and conduct information gathering to complete engagements
  • Analyze financial and tax data to provide the best result for clients in areas of tax minimization or deferral, review of financial results to determine reasons for profit or loss, preparation of tax forecasts, and assist with personal financial planning issues
  • Meet with clients to discuss completed engagement results, and discuss and implement suggestions and solutions 
  • Engage with various government agencies to provide information or resolve issues
  • Research tax laws, related literature and interpretations, and various government legislation and regulations to obtain the best solutions for client needs
  • Provide suggestions and feedback regarding procedures and processes within the firm
  • Participate in setting company goals and priorities

This role includes the potential for future partnership opportunities. If this sounds like a fit for you, please apply


  • Respectful, inclusive, and hybrid work environment
  • Central location in downtown Toronto, seven streetcar stops East of Yonge and Queen
  • 3 weeks’ vacation after the first year of service, increasing to 4 weeks’ vacation after 5 years
  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Casual dress Fridays
  • Closed on Fridays for summer hours mid-June to mid-September



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