Careers

At Burkett & Co., the strength and reputation of our firm are the direct result of our people. The collaborative and inclusive culture we share provides an opportunity for all employees to have impact.

Our firm is an approved training office as recognized by CPABC and is committed to ensuring a supportive environment for CPA students in successfully completing the CPA program.

Our Current Vacancies

Administrative Assistant/Client Coordinator

Burkett & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants is a Victoria-based firm providing accounting and tax services to small and medium sized businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals and their families. We pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with clients, characterized by trust and reliability.

Our purpose at Burkett & Co. is to empower our clients to achieve their business and personal financial goals. We strive to develop our experience and knowledge of the latest financial reporting, financial and estate planning and Canadian tax strategies. We turn our knowledge into value for our clients through our pro-active approach to providing comprehensive and innovative solutions.  Among our Core Values are teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant/Client Coordinator to join Burkett & Co.’s talented team. The successful candidate will reflect our firm’s core values while provide high level administrative support to all members of our team as well as our clients.  The right person will recognize that their role in our firm is vital and has the possibility of growing into something much more.  This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Office Manager.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
• Prepare materials for client meetings, assist with setting up client meetings, debriefs and follow ups
• Maintain client database, electronic, and paper files
• Provide exceptional customer service to our existing and new clients both on the phone and by email/mail correspondence
• General office tidiness, prep boardrooms for meetings, co-ordinate boardroom availability
• Co-ordinate travel arrangements, business and personal for management, as required
• Mail opening and sorting, mail services for clients, prepare packages and coordinate with courier & mail service
• Monitor and maintain office supply inventory
• Oversee maintenance of office equipment (fax, copier, scanners etc.), office furniture and lights, communicate with janitorial staff
• Maintain and update policy and procedure manuals and standard letters to CRA
• Perform work related errands (i.e.: post office and bank runs) and other tasks, as requested by your supervisor

Qualifications:
• Education, training or prior experience in an administrative support role, experience working in an accounting office an asset
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, prior client-facing experience
• Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals, as well as independently
• Handle varied roles and responsibilities and meets deadlines
• A high regard for accuracy and attention to detail in fast-paced, high pressure environment
• Strong work ethic and motivation
• Ability to troubleshoot basic computer/technical issues
• The ability to work extended hours during busy season (January to April) is required

Position Expectations

Within the first 30 days the Administrative Assistant/Client Coordinator will be accountable for:
• Prepare materials for client meetings independently
• Set-up new clients, maintain existing client database
• Prepare cheques for office payables, collecting receivables, processing credit card payments and bank deposits

Contact

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] addressed to “Burkett Hiring Committee”.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

CPA Articling Accountant

Burkett & Co. is a leading Victoria based accounting firm providing accounting, tax and advisory services to business owners and their families. Our firm has a long-standing history providing high quality service for small to medium-sized businesses and high-net-worth clients. Our clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, private companies, medical professionals, restaurants, investment firms and non-profit organizations. We provide excellence in the services we offer and create personalized solutions to ensure successful outcomes for each client.

If you aspire to be a Chartered Professional Accountant and love living in beautiful Victoria, look no further than Burkett & Co. We are currently recruiting for a talented individual to begin a CPA career commencing September 2022. With our firm you will receive the experience you want and need to be a well-rounded CPA. Please note that this is a full-time permanent position.

Qualifications

• Academic achievement – completed or near completion of an undergraduate degree and CPA pre-requisite courses
• Plans to pursue a CPA designation
• Strong client/customer service skills
• Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills

What we have to offer

We invest in our people, supporting their growth through training, mentorship, and professional development. Our firm will provide you with hands on experience to really accelerate your growth that will translate to on-the-job success as well as strong achievement in your CPA PEP courses. Here are some of the benefits you can expect as part of our team:
• Competitive compensation package
• Education reimbursement
• Continued professional development
• Opportunities to grow and learn from partners and managers
• Close knit office culture
• Comprehensive health, medical and dental benefits

Contact

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter and a copy of your unofficial transcripts (pdf or word format) to [email protected] Please indicate CPA Articling Position in the subject field.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Co-op CPA Student

Burkett & Co. is a leading Victoria based accounting firm providing accounting, tax and advisory services to business owners and their families. Our firm has a long-standing history providing high quality service for small to medium-sized businesses and high-net-worth clients. Our clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, private companies, medical professionals, restaurants, and non-profit organizations. We provide excellence in the services we offer and create personalized solutions to ensure successful outcomes for each client.

We are recruiting a co-op student for a four-month work term from January to April 2022. This opportunity will provide students with interesting and relevant work experience toward the pursuit of achieving a professional accounting designation. Candidates in this position will be strongly considered for full time articling positions in the future.

Qualifications

• Enrolled in 3rd or 4th year accounting program with a desire to pursue a CPA designation
• Strong client/customer service skills
• Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Willingness to work extended ours during March and April

What we have to offer

We invest in our people, supporting their growth through training, mentorship, and professional development. Our firm will provide you with hands on experience to really accelerate your growth that will translate to on-the-job success as well as strong achievement in your post-secondary courses. Here are some of the benefits you can expect as part of our team:
• Working opportunity to preview a “Day in the Life of a CPA”
• Competitive compensation package
• Opportunities to grow and learn from partners and managers
• Close knit and welcoming office culture

Contact

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter and a copy of your unofficial transcripts (pdf or word format) to [email protected] Please indicate CPA Co-op Position in the subject field.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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