Administrative Accounting Technician

Ford Keast


624 Maitland St, London, ON N6B 2Z9

About us:
Here are just some of the reasons why people want to join people like us: we’re nimble, we’re a tight group, we share our wins and we share our expertise with each other. We’re there for our clients and each other. We develop and we grow together!

Does this sound like something you’re interested in? Read on! It gets even better!

Some facts about us:
We are a public practice accounting firm providing Assurance, Advisory, Tax, Human Resources and Wealth Management services. We are known for our commitment to excellence and the professional skills and knowledge of our team members. The firm includes 9 Partners and over 40 professional and administrative staff dedicated to serving our clients. Located in London, Ford Keast LLP has been part of the business community in southern Ontario for over 90 years.

We take pride in our long-term relationships with our clients. We have demonstrated strength in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, construction and development, professional services, automotive, nursing/retirement home and not-for-profit organizations.

We are dedicated to our team. We provide regular coaching and support to team members’ learning and development. We have an active social committee providing regular opportunities to get together. Even during COVID, we socially distance, but we stay connected. We promote giving back to our community and helping staff to have a life beyond Ford Keast. We know the importance of work/life balance.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Administrative Accounting Technician to join our team!

Key Responsibilities

Support Partners in the accounting and assurance area of our Firm

Liaise with various clients and third parties such as Canada Revenue Agency, Lawyers and Banks to open/close accounts, make queries, prepare authorizations, respond to queries, download client data and provide information as requested

Support Partners and Managers with tax forms, data analysis and calculations

Support Partners and Managers with internal and external presentation preparation and research

Share responsibility for deadlines and project tracking

Support personal tax season

Assist with preparation of basic personal and corporate income tax returns

Assistance with internal and external meetings which may include support with agenda items, documentation, meeting requests, venue set-up, recording meeting minutes and any follow-up

Provides communication and problem-solving for business day-to-day operations

Prepares and completes new client forms and setup as outlined by Firm standards

Scanning, filing, receiving, and sending of documents as required

Assist with Office Services as required

Key technical and technology skills:
Attention to detail on highly sensitive tax forms, client information and correspondence

Ability to format and create flowcharts, spreadsheets and reports for internal and external client use

Apply Firm implemented technology to streamline processes to work effectively in person and remotely

Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Key soft skills:
Ability to work comfortably in virtual teams, staying connected and collaborative

Superior organizational skills to assist with tracking projects and deadlines; always helping to ensure optimal client service

Strong customer service skills; and ability to interact professionally with clients

Comfortable asking questions and building a personal knowledge portfolio

Positive outlook on the work environment and emphasis on a strong team dynamic

Ability to multi-task, prioritize work and critical problem solving

A good sense of humor is appreciated!

Education and Experience:
Diploma or certificate in accounting and/or office administration

Experience in an office/administrative setting

Experience with tax preparation software and accounting software (CaseWare, Sage, QuickBooks) is an asset

Willingness to work additional hours when required

Experience with bookkeeping and payroll is an asset

What we offer:
The opportunity to join a friendly, innovative and high energy team

Competitive compensation based on experience

Benefits including employer contributions to an RRSP, medical and dental coverage, off-busy-season flexible work hours and paid parking

Ongoing training and support

While all submissions are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Ford Keast LLP retains candidate submissions for six months.

We encourage submissions from persons with disabilities and will provide support throughout the recruitment process including accommodation that takes into account a candidate’s accessibility needs. Please notify Ford Keast LLP if you require accommodation in respect of the materials or procedures used at any time during the recruitment process.

All submissions are held in the strictest confidence.

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