Accounting Technician - The Retiring Farmer™

Accounting Technician

The Retiring Farmer’s™ Wealth Management Process strives to be valued as the top client focused process (in the agricultural community) that provides a comprehensive and integrated line of services (i.e. financial, succession, retirement and estate planning) through long-term client relationships.

The Accounting Technician is responsible for assisting the Partners and Managers with the public accounting work within the office, which includes bookkeeping, preparation of corporate year ends, personal tax returns, and other duties as assigned. Technician counts for provide support to the accounting department by managing daily accounting and taxation tasks.

Preparing financial statements and tax reporting’s are a large part of the day-to-day work. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in accounting principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail.

The Retiring Farmer offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

Job Duties

  • Preparation of income tax returns for both personal and corporate clients.
  • Preparation of government remittance filings such as T4, T5 and GST returns.
  • Preparing of notice to reader working paper files, including unaudited financial statements and notes thereto.
  • Bookkeeping functions for clients including posting of journal entries and updating client bookkeeping files.
  • Tax planning intended to reduce overall incidence of income tax to both corporations and individual managers/shareholders Work with partners, and/or senior accountants to meet client filing deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships; request necessary supporting documentation from clients for engagements and field questions any clients may have.
  • Maintaining client files to ensure accurate and timely completion of returns and schedules.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory changes and budget updates.
  • Advising clients on the current sate of affairs and provide relevant advice about the health of their operations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit including assistance as necessary with the wealth management financial planning department.
  • Research and apply various sections of the Income Tax Act to both the preparation of compliance tax returns and more in-depth re-organization transactions.

Requirements

  • Completion of an accounting Business Diploma or certificate.
  • Experience with working with accounting and tax software such as Excel, Caseware, AgExpert, Sage, QuickBooks or Simply accounting is beneficial.
  • In-depth knowledge of farm government programs and the preparation of related applications including ability to complete accrual to cash conversions, and crop/livestock analytics.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail while working under tight deadlines.
  • Strong Computer literacy and a commitment to learning and using our tax technology and processes.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Working Conditions

• Travel may be required.
• Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
• Overtime as required.

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