Staff Accountant

Delivering exceptional client service and trusted financial advice since 2007, Cameron Izard Snell LLP has the experienced tax and accounting professionals to help you. We have a record of building enduring client relationships through personalized service and quality work. We believe that our success and longevity depends on the growing success of our clients.

We are a mid-sized firm, located in downtown Victoria and recognized for our expertise in estates and trusts, corporate tax and accounting and U.S. personal tax. The founding members of our team received their training from international firms, giving us the unique ability to combine the benefits of big firm experience with small firm service. Our team is committed to excellence, built upon years of advanced training and technical experience.

The Role: We are looking for a candidate with minimum of 1 year experience in a public practice role. We have opportunities available for an undesignated candidate that has several years experience in a public practice setting – this candidate should be proficient in preparing personal tax returns and corporate year-end files. The candidate could also be a current student or recent grad of the CPA program who has experience either in preparing personal tax returns or corporate year-end files include Notice to Reader financial statements and corporate tax returns. A potential CPA student who has done two co-op terms with experience in either personal or corporate tax should also apply for this role. Overall we are looking for one or two keen candidates with strong analytical and problem solving skills who have some previous experience in a public practice role.

If you’re the one we’re looking for, you have experience in:

  • Preparation of Notice to Reader Engagements with well documented work-paper files – ie: you can prepare basic files and have confidence to advance your learning and take on more complex work including projects like corporate groups
  • Financial statement preparation: Strong understanding of bookkeeping, financial accounting and the relationships between balance sheet and income statement
  • Preparation of Personal or Corporate Tax returns

Bonus Experience:

  • Preparation of Review Engagements with well documented work-paper files
  • Financial statement preparation: preparing statements in accordance with the Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) including related notes disclosures
  • Understanding of corporate tax balances (CDA, RDTOH, GRIP etc)
  • Preparation of personal tax returns
  • Preparation of corporate or personal tax planning scenario calculations
  • Preparation of Trust tax returns

We’re sure to really like you if you:

  • Are a problem solver at heart – you love reconciling and balancing!
  • Use your time efficiently – you know when to push through to solve a problem on your own or when it’s time to stop and ask questions
  • Prepare easy to follow and well-organized working paper files
  • Think logically and have an analytical mindset
  • Are a keen team player who can work effectively with other staff at various levels
  • Are adaptable to new technologies
  • Can keep a brave face in the midst of tax season

You’re sure to really like us if you:

  • Enjoy working with a diverse set of clients and can adapt to the needs of their companies
  • Are excited to build on your skills and continue to learn on the job
  • Love having a flexible work schedule, RRSP matching, and other amazing benefits
  • Want to join in on our pancake breakfasts, chili cook-offs, maybe even axe-throwing

If this sounds like you, and you’d love the opportunity to work with a group of surprisingly fun people, considering they’re all accountants, please submit a resume and cover letter, with attention to Toby through our online hiring platform (Click Here).

Compensation is based on experience, and while we love the attention, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Co-op Student or Student Contractor - Jan 2022

Each year we hire keen accounting students to join our dynamic team for tax season. All students receive training from our knowledgeable staff and should expect a fast-paced but fun and friendly environment. Co-op students receive a broad spectrum of experience throughout their work term and will be well positioned for their future career. For the right candidate there is potential for a future CPA student articling position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Canadian and/or U.S. Personal tax return preparation
  • Corporate T4 and T5 return preparation
  • GST Return preparation and filing
  • Correspondence with CRA
  • Administrative work as need to help our team meet filing deadlines

The successful applicant(s) will:

  • Be a self-starter with strong problem solving skills
  • Have strong computer skills including Microsoft excel (previous experience with tax preparation software is an asset)
  • Possess a high commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate strong time management skills
  • Be flexible and have a positive attitude
  • Have a strong desire to contribute to the team to achieve group goals

Our exceptional team of professionals will provide mentoring and training which will enhance your knowledge and skills for a career in public practice. If this describes you, please submit a resume and cover letter with attention to Toby through our online hiring platform (Click Here).

We thank you for your interest but only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Personal Tax Preparer, Canadian Tax (seasonal contract)

We are looking for a Canadian Personal Tax Preparer to join our growing team for this upcoming 2022 tax season.  The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in a tax preparation role. There is the potential for this position to be a reoccurring, seasonal role.

If you’re the one we’re looking for, you have lots of experience in:

  • Preparation of Intermediate level T1 Personal Canadian tax returns (self-employment, rental income, investments etc.)
  • Organizing and compiling client information and preparing logical working paper support
  • Preparation and filing of GST returns
  • Navigating CRA Represent a client web portal
  • Using tax preparation software effectively (CCH Tax prep preferred)
  • Various software programs – proficiency in excel, PDF editing etc.

Bonus Experience:

  • Preparation of complex T1 Personal Canadian tax returns
  • Preparation of T2 Corporate tax returns
  • Preparation of T4/T5 tax returns
  • Preparation of Trust tax returns
  • Preparation of US personal tax returns

We’re sure to really like you if you:

  • Are a problem solver at heart – you love reconciling and balancing!
  • Use your time efficiently – you know when to push through to solve a problem on your own or when it’s time to stop and ask questions
  • Prepare easy to follow and well-organized working paper files
  • Think logically and have an analytical mindset
  • Are a keen team player who can work effectively with other staff at various levels
  • Are adaptable to new technologies
  • Can keep a brave face in the midst of tax season

If this sounds like you, and you’d love the opportunity to work with a group of surprisingly fun people, considering they’re all accountants, please submit a resume and cover letter, with attention to Toby through our online hiring platform (Click Here).

Compensation is based on experience, and while we love the attention, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Personal Tax Preparer, U.S. Tax (seasonal contract)

We are looking for a U.S. Personal Tax Preparer to join our growing team for this upcoming 2022 tax season.  The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in a tax preparation role. There is the potential for this position to be a reoccurring, seasonal role.

If you’re the one we’re looking for, you have lots of experience in:

  • Preparation of intermediate US and Canadian personal tax returns and related filings;
  • Communication with clients and their professionals;
  • Gathering and summarizing relevant information, documentation;
  • Related research on US and Canadian tax legislation, policies and practices.

Bonus Experience:

  • Preparation of complex US and Canadian tax returns including related filings such as Form 5471, Form 8621, Form 8858 , Form 3520 and Form 8854 for US Citizens who have relinquished their citizenship;
  • Experience handling cross-border tax issues including Canadians emigrating from Canada and Americans immigrating to Canada;
  • Preparation of Trust tax returns

We’re sure to really like you if you:

  • Are a problem solver at heart – you love reconciling and balancing!
  • Use your time efficiently – you know when to push through to solve a problem on your own or when it’s time to stop and ask questions
  • Prepare easy to follow and well-organized working paper files
  • Think logically and have an analytical mindset
  • Are a keen team player who can work effectively with other staff at various levels
  • Are adaptable to new technologies
  • Can keep a brave face in the midst of tax season

If this sounds like you, and you’d love the opportunity to work with a group of surprisingly fun people, considering they’re all accountants, please submit a resume and cover letter, with attention to Toby through our online hiring platform (Click Here).

Compensation is based on experience, and while we love the attention, only qualified candidates will be contacted.