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Senior Accountant

New Liskeard
Full-time, Permanent

Deadline: Posted until filled

Work Type:

  • Business Management Advisor
  • Provide support to Junior Accountants and Bookkeepers
  • Prepare Corporate Year Ends & Provide Tax Consultation
  • Specialize in Accounting Technology


Responsibilities may include:

  • Management Business Advisor
  • Corporate, Year End Preparations
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Personal & Corporate Tax Planning & Consulting
  • Agricultural Sector Accounting & Consulting
  • Provide Support to Bookkeepers on Staff
  • Ability to Implement Internal Accounting Software
  • Some Bookkeeping may be Required to Keep Knowledge Current
  • Sage 300, Sage 100, Sage 50, Quickbooks, QBO and POS systems


Skills / Qualifications / Experience:

  • Professional Accounting designation preferred
  • Knowledge of Simply Accounting, QuickBooks, Sage 300 an asset
  • 2 years experience or more working in the accounting industry
  • Bilingual is an asset
  • Travel may be required


Training and Support

  • A support and training program will be implemented based on the specific needs of the selected candidate.
  • VS Group (VS Accounting) does not operate like a typical Public Accounting Firm, we are not a sweat shop. We value personal and family responsibility and offer work load that has a variety of projects. We provide the time and work load to ensure you keep up to date in your skill set and receive proper professional development.


Job Description:

VS Group is a fast growing company with a different approach. VS Group was founded in 1997 (20 year + ) by Vincent Shank, after gaining 8 years of valuable experience as an auditor for CRA. Vincent's vision was based on what he gathered while discussing his audit findings to various business owners. The VS Group concept came to life to have a company that is diverse in various aspects of business operation, but with individuals that have extensive and specific knowledge they need. The pillars of all businesses needs Accounting and Business Consulting, Marketing and Technology and is what makes the team unique - valued by its clients and feared by its competitors.   

We are currently looking to hire a Senior Accountant with the skills, experience and savvy to assist our large and small business clients, including the agricultural sector. With the different services VS Group offers, we have many different types of accounting and business advice requests that we are asked to assist our clients with. A diversified skill set with the interest in learning new skills in the business consulting world is essential. If you prefer to check boxes, document receipts or inventory and perform routine audit work then VS Group would not be a fit. We are not a Public Accounting Firm, even though we have a close working relationship with many that don’t see us as competition. We use similar software and templates for year-end practice and VS Group offers a simple, direct, professional and affordable solution to our client.

To thrive in this role, you'll need to appreciate the variety of work, work independently, be a team player, communicate well and be well organised. We are looking for a motivated individual with a proven track record in the accounting industry, combined with the right interpersonal skills. You should have the ability to work under pressure but to prioritize and lead the team into a set direction and forecast workload management.

You will be working directly with our clients, providing support with their accounting needs. You will also be responsible for ensuring your deadlines are met and work has been completed within predetermined time frames. You will implement procedural and policy changes to improve operational efficiency where required. You will attend on occasion, staff, training and other meetings. 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience to work well within our team and diversified company. You will have knowledge of accounting and business practices and procedures. Bilingualism would be considered an asset.

This position is key within the VS Group team and it is important we find the right person. We have a great work environment, great people, and are looking for someone who will enjoy the atmosphere we have created. VS Group offers a number of benefits to employees such as opportunities for profit sharing, bonuses, health benefits, retirement contribution, flexibility, time paid for personal and professional development, flexible in travel arrangement, professional development and opportunity to grow. 

This particular candidate may be a great candidate for succession and / or associate in the business development of VS Group and share the benefit of the departmental growth. The ideal candidate would be a designated accountant that has some significant experience with tax and audit from a public accounting firm that realizes he /she would never become partner and see the benefit of growth due to internal politics or other. This aggressive and ambitious individual should want to make a name for her / himself and is looking for a career future with a variety of workload. You must be a management oriented and analytical individual. Typically a candidate with a CMA designation, mindset or interest (CMA in Ontario before the resent changes and merger).

If you believe you have the skills, knowledge and desire we are looking for, please complete our online application at careers.vsgroup.ca Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.