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Senior Staff Accountant - Core Audit- Assurance- ICFR and PCAOB Experience Required

Location:  Calgary
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 20, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1501454
At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY Canada is part of the global Ernst & Young network, one of the "Big Four" accounting firms. The audit service line provides independent audit services primarily aimed at enhancing the reliability and credibility of financial information presented by businesses. We ensure that financial statements are free from material misstatement and comply with applicable accounting standards and regulations. Our work gives confidence to investors, regulators, and other stakeholders in the financial health and reporting integrity of audited organizations.


EY Canada employs a methodology that integrates technology, such as data analytics and AI, to improve audit quality and insights. EY Canada's audit practice serves a diverse range of clients, from large multinational corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises across various industries.

We invite you to join our growing team. Canada is an excellent market for professional growth and career advancement as it has a high concentration of global enterprises requiring superior technical skills. Canada’s accounting profession has a reputation for high ethical and rigorous accounting standards appreciated all over the world. Canada's multicultural society provides a unique work environment where professionals can interact with a diverse clientele, enhancing their communication skills and cultural sensitivity with global companies. 


The Opportunity


Our firm is seeking a detail-oriented Senior Staff Accountant with experience in auditing under PCAOB and ICFR guidelines. This role involves working as part of an audit team where you will apply your knowledge of accounting principles and audit standards to help conduct comprehensive financial audits for clients across various industries.


Your key responsibilities:

  • Participate in all phases of audit engagements from planning to execution and completion, ensuring adherence to PCAOB standards and SOX compliance.
  • Evaluate clients' financial statements, internal controls, and business operations to identify audit risks and areas for improvement.
  • Document audit procedures and findings in workpapers, following the firm's methodology and professional standards.
  • Collaborate with audit team members to discuss and resolve audit issues.
  • Assist in the testing of internal controls over financial reporting under the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX 404).
  • Stay current with audit regulations and standards, including updates from the PCAOB and changes in SOX compliance.
  • Communicate effectively with clients to gather information, resolve audit-related issues, and build working relationships.
  • Contribute to the drafting of audit reports and management letters.
  • Provide guidance and support to junior staff, contributing to their professional development.
  • Manage time effectively to meet project deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Work with audit management to identify and address client needs and opportunities for additional services.


To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field; a Master's degree is a plus.
  • CPA or equivalent designation or substantial progress towards obtaining one.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in public accounting, with direct experience in PCAOB audits and knowledge of SOX compliance.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP, audit standards, and financial reporting requirements.
  • Proficiency in using audit software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Willingness to work additional hours as needed and travel to client sites.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Prior experience at a Big 4 or large regional accounting firm.
  • Additional certifications such as the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) will be a plus.


What we offer


At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

Diversity and Inclusion at EY 


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the 2SLGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world. 

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