This is a FT position working out of our Kanata office. We require someone with VERY strong bookkeeping skills who is able to work independently while adhering to our strict quality controls.

Recognized by Intuit as the largest Quickbooks Desktop trainer in Ontario, an opportunity exists to help us grow in this area by providing both Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbooks Online (QBO) training both here and across the province.

Interested? Please send your resume and a cover letter, including your wage expectations and demonstrating why you’d be a great fit, to


Job Description

  • Ensure timely completion of all client bookkeeping (full cycle, including financials & government remittances)
  • Liaise with clients regarding bookkeeping needs/training/support/sales
  • Coach and mentor Junior Bookkeepers
  • Overview files and ensure accounting periods are closed correctly
  • Assemble FYE files for external accountants
  • Update the WIP (Work in Progress Report) daily on status of client files
  • Conduct (existing) training courses, either privately or in a group setting


Attributes of a “Perfect Fit”

  • Experience working in an accounting/bookkeeping firm
  • College Diploma in Business Accounting, or equivalent experience in full-cycle bookkeeping role
  • Very strong accounting knowledge (5+ years experience)
  • Ability to work at client sites when necessary
  • Exceptional communication skills in English
  • Enjoys a fast-paced and changing work environment, using good judgement and common sense
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours (8-4) when needed
  • Ability to develop and maintain great relationships with clients
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and control work
  • Comfortable functioning with a high degree of autonomy over work
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial statements
  • Finely-tuned time management skills
  • Loyalty and the ability to “think like an owner”
  • Attention to detail
  • Great attitude and plays well with others
  • Very strong Quickbooks and Excel skills
  • Experience with payroll, inventory and multicurrency transactions


Nice To Have but Can be Taught

  • SAGE/Simply Accounting skills
  • Experience managing new file setups and accounting system conversions
  • Experience teaching in a classroom setting


Good To Know

  • Overtime (over 44 hours/week) is very rare, even during tax season
  • A car is necessary as some work may be performed at client sites
  • We’re a fun group to work with


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