Job Details - Accountant, Privately Held Business

Accountant, Privately Held Business

Grant Thornton LLP




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 2500 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 .

As an Accountant, Privately Held Business Group, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with clients and providing exceptional client service
  • Providing solutions to our clients on current business and financial issues
  • Planning, preparation and execution of financial statements for review engagements and compilations with appropriate note disclosures
  • Planning and preparation of working paper files for review engagements and compilations
  • Preparation and filing of T1’s, T2’s, T4’s & T5’s
  • Preparation of monthly and annual bookkeeping including assistance with preparation of HST filings and payroll source deductions

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
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Think you’ve got what it takes to be an Accountant, Privately Held Business? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick:

  • Practical, public accounting experience serving not-for-profit and owner-managed businesses
  • Experience with Caseware, Taxprep, QuickBooks and Simply Accounting is an asset
  • 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

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.

Intended Job Posting 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
Job Information
Grant Thornton LLP
NOC Code
Financial auditors and accountants (1111)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
March 11th 2021
April 10th 2021