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Associate, Cloud Accounting

Saint John, NB
Full Time
5 days ago

You've got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we're committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you'll be one of over 227,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 146 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there's no limit to the impact you can make. Let's do this.

The opportunity:

As an Accounting/Bookkeeping Technician, you will be responsible for all day to day accounting and bookkeeping functions related to each client you serve. You are a business partner to each owner and management group you provide services to and will be expected to learn each client's financial position inside out. Our division works in the cloud providing our clients with accurate live data so that they can make decisions in a timely manner based on real time data.

This role is ideal for someone who is not only tech savvy but willing to put in the time and effort to ensure a lasting positive impact on both our clients and KPMG.

* This position is not for future CPA candidates.
** This is a work from home opportunity, home internet and a dedicated workspace is a pre-requisite.

What you will do

You will be part of a growing national team supporting weekly, monthly and quarterly engagements across a diverse group of industries and deliver on a variety of cloud based assignments for clients across the country including:

• Full cycle bookkeeping on various clients in a number of industries.
• Responsibilities include reconciliation of bank balances and credit card transactions, processing of sales and purchases invoices, overseeing payroll processing and recording ad hoc adjusting entries on a regular basis utilizing cloud based software and apps
• Other functions such as GST/HST filings, month end / quarterly reviews will form part of your responsibilities
• Ongoing communication with clients and their representatives throughout the year, utilizing various communication tools.

At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal workday or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their role. Likewise, people need time to devote to personal matters, our approach to flexibility provides for this.

What you bring to the role

• Accounting/business diploma/certificate or equivalent work experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work both independently, with little supervision, but willing to ask questions or obtain assistance when needed
• Proven track record of strong organizational skills
• Effectively monitor multiple or complex projects regularly to ensure deadlines are being met
• Ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple projects in a fast paced environment
• Excellent client services skills with an aptitude to understand the client business and maintain strong client relationships
• Dedication and motivation to achieve high standards of client service and professionalism in the performance of duties
• Uses previous experience and technical knowledge to the benefit of the client
• Able to use a range of techniques to analyze an issue
• In-depth working knowledge of QuickBooks Online (QBO) 2 years, and Xero experience would be a bonus.
• 2 - 3 years' experience with exposure to a variety of industries, preferably in a multi-client environment
• Experience with Cloud accounting and payroll applications and integrations

Keys to your success:

• Being diligent and detail oriented when preparing reports or other deliverables
• Being driven to continuously learn from experiences and seek out feedback and development opportunities
• Desire to learn and keep on top of new developments within the app ecosystem
• Working hard and smart to meet demands at key times of pressure for the final deliverable to the client

Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you

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As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office and/or congregate setting, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment.

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