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

Manager

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.

Working at Burkett & Co. is rewarding and fast-paced, we serve clients with justifiably high expectations of our team. A high regard for accuracy and attention to detail is essential.

We are seeking a Manager to join our Victoria-based team. This is a client-facing position that requires experience communicating financial information in a public practice setting.

Job Description

Performance Expectations:
• Responsible for the delivery of industry specific and technical expertise
• Development and implementation of tax planning strategies
• Preparation of tax election forms required for personal and corporate clients
• Facilitate the development of new approaches to improve processes
• Work with junior team members to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and file procedures are followed by applied firm standards
• Preparation and/or review or personal, corporate and trust returns for accuracy and completeness
• Development of team members by providing feed back to facilitate their professional and personal development
• Support tax compliance services delivery for the office to ensure timely and accurate tax filings
• Correspond with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial ministries regarding client issues
• Research and correspond with team members and clients in response to specific personal and corporate tax inquires
• Keep clients and team members up to date on relevant emerging tax issues

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following requirements:
• Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
• 3+ years of public practice experience
• Experience preparing and reviewing domestic tax compliance and implementing tax reorganizations
• Experience working with and developing junior team members
• Prior client-facing experience
• Strong time-management abilities and self-motivation
• Experience working with accounting and tax software (CaseWare/Caseview, MS Office, Taxprep, Sage 50, QuickBooks, Knotia etc.)
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience working in a paperless environment
• Handles varied roles and responsibilities and meets deadlines
• Strong work ethic and motivation

The ability to work extended hours during busy season is required. In exchange, we offer significant flexibility for a reduced work week in slower seasons and/or extended vacations during summer months.

The firm provides a competitive remuneration package that will be commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates can email their cover letter and resumes to [email protected] addressed to “Burkett Hiring Committee.”

Staff Accountant, CPA Articling Position

We are seeking a Staff Accountant to join our Victoria-based team. This is a pre-approved CPA articling position.

This opportunity will provide the student with interesting and relevant work experience toward the pursuit of a professional accounting designation. The student will have an opportunity to apply their accounting and tax knowledge to a wide range of corporate clients as well as personal clients that face a variety of complex tax issues. Burkett & Co. has employed a CPA articling student for the past several years and strives to ensure this position is a mutually beneficial experience. The successful candidate will work with all members of our team and actively participate in team meetings.

Job Description

Responsibilities of the position will include:
• Assistance with personal tax season administration
• Preparation of Notice to Reader engagement working papers
• Preparation of corporate and individual income tax returns
• Detailed analysis of revenue, expense and investment transactions
• Other types of special engagements as necessary

Qualifications:
• Enrolled in 4th year accounting program with a desire to pursue their CPA designation
• Strong attention to detail and solid analytical skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Willingness to work extended hours during March and April

Burkett & Co. offers a friendly mentoring environment, and as part of our team you will look forward to receiving support and gaining knowledge to enhance your educational experience.

Staff Accountant, Co-op Student

We are seeking a co-op student to work closely with Burkett & Co.’s talented team for a four-month term from January to April 2021. This opportunity will provide the student with interesting and relevant work experience toward the pursuit of a professional accounting designation. The student will have an opportunity to apply their accounting and tax knowledge to a wide range of corporate clients as well as personal clients that face a variety of complex tax issues. Burkett & Co. has employed a co-op student for the past several years and strives to ensure this term position is a mutually beneficial experience. The successful candidate will work with all members of our team and actively participate in team meetings. Strong candidates in this position are able to be considered for a full-time articling position in the future.

Job Description

Responsibilities of the position will include:
• Assistance with personal tax season administration
• Preparation of Notice to Reader engagement working papers
• Preparation of corporate and individual income tax returns
• Detailed analysis of revenue, expense and investment transactions
• Other types of special engagements as necessary

Qualifications:
• Enrolled in a 3rd or 4th year accounting program with a desire to pursue their CPA designation
• Strong attention to detail and solid analytical skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Willingness to work extended hours during March and April

Burkett & Co. offers a friendly mentoring environment, and as part of our team you will look forward to receiving support and gaining knowledge to enhance your educational experience.

If no opportunities are listed that match your skills, we encourage you to submit a resume and cover letter using the form below.
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