Employment - Senior Accountant (Manager)

Senior Accountant (Manager)

Anchored Recruiting Ltd.

Full-Time Permanent



Anchored Recruiting is delighted to partner with Hunston Kachafanas CPA (hk CPA) to find a Senior Accountant (Manager) to be part of their trusted team. 

Located in the heart of downtown Sydney, hk CPA is a public accounting firm specializing in accounting advisory services, assurance, corporate tax compliance, as well as trust, estate, and succession planning. They have an exclusive opportunity for a highly professional and detail-oriented individual to join their firm as a Senior Accountant (Manager).

The successful candidate will need to have an undergraduate degree and have completed their CPA Designation.  They will need to be able to provide excellent customer service to small and mid-size private business clients and support the work of the community-focused and family-oriented hk CPA team.

We are seeking an excellent communicator with impeccable interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to manage deadlines and workflow. The candidate must be able to maintain a high level of discretion and integrity in handling private information. The successful candidate must also be a self-starter and have excellent problem-solving skills.

As a Senior Accountant (Manager), your key responsibilities will be:

  • Preparing financial statements in accordance with assurance standards for a variety of small and mid-size businesses
  • Communicating, both written and verbal, with clients, government agencies and internal team members
  • Preparing personal and corporate tax returns
  • Supporting and engaging with audit processes – internal and external
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of formalized accounting and reporting policies
  • Assisting in identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives, impacting accounting and reporting
  • Providing advice and training to junior staff members

Our client is offering you:

  • Annual compensation for this position is $60K-100K based on experience
  • Attainable performance-based bonuses
  • Three weeks vacation, plus paid vacation between Christmas and New Years
  • Comprehensive benefits package and RRSP matching
  • A Permanent, full-time position
  • Working hours – Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM (4:30 PM in Summer)
  • The opportunity to work fewer hours while still maintaining competitive compensation
  • An opportunity to be coached and mentored by professional accountants with over 50 years of combined experience
  • Paid professional development opportunities in return for service
  • Coverage of cell phone expenses and a relocation allowance (if needed)



What you need to succeed:

  • You have your CPA Designation and have experience working in a public accounting firm
  • You have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task competing priorities
  • You are a clear communicator
  • You are technology-savvy and can switch between several applications easily
  • You believe in delivering stellar customer service and you have experience in a customer-facing role
  • You can function efficiently under pressure to meet deadlines
  • You like working in a fast-paced environment
  • You are methodical and a problem solver
  • You have experience with various online accounting/bookkeeping software such as QuickBooks and Sage

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Must have CPA Designation
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a public practice accounting firm
  • Experience working with small to mid-size private business clients is considered an asset
  • Management experience is an asset

Our client is a diverse and equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds, gender, race, or ability.

How To Apply

Anchored Recruiting Ltd. will be accepting applications for this opportunity via their Human Resource Information System (HRIS), or other external site. Please follow the link and the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

If interested in this opportunity, please apply via the link provided. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Cheryl Marsh at cmarsh@anchoredrecruiting.ca

All information collected will be shared with our client, Hunston Kachafanas CPA.

By submitting this application, Anchored Recruiting will be adding you to our Talent pool database. You may be contacted in the future regarding future job opportunities.

Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Anchored Recruiting Ltd.
NOC Code
Financial auditors and accountants (1111)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined (Negotiable)
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
August 30th 2022
October 31st 2022