Accountant, Privately Held Business Group

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Who we are
You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone’s friendly and helps each other out? That’s like Grant Thornton. Except here we’re all professionals and there isn’t a mayor or a general store. What we’re trying to say is that we’re a large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That’s what’s most important to us. We’re building a thriving organization that’s purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.

As an Accountant, Privately Held Business Group your responsibilities will include:
•    Developing deep client relationships by working closely with clients and providing exceptional client service
•    Providing solutions to our clients on current business and financial issues
•    Building our reputation as the preferred business advisors in our growing practice
•    Working with clients across different industries and sectors
•    Providing accounting services, including planning and executing review and compilation engagement, drafting of financial statements, financial analysis, bookkeeping and assistance with payroll and HST calculations
•    Completion of personal and corporate tax returns and responding to related CRA requests for information

Be Grant Thornton
If you’re a bit like us, you’re driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action. Just imagine being part of a team that puts “we before me”, where flexAbility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues to have your back. At Grant Thornton, you’ll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are. And when all this comes together, well that’s when the magic happens!

Want to learn more about who we are and how we live our purple every day? Read our colleagues’ stories at

Think you’ve got what it takes to be an Accountant, Privately Held Business Group? Like the colour purple? Great. Here’s a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick:
•    1 – 3 years of experience in public accounting working with owner managed businesses
•    Ability to effectively communicate, written and orally, with clients and team members
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•    Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
•    Proven problem solver with solid analytical skills
•    Ability to develop the talents of other team members
•    Strong technical expertise in accounting and tax
•    Experience with income tax preparation
•    Proficiency with MS Office 2007/2010 applications, including Excel, Word and Outlook
•    Working knowledge of TaxPrep and Caseware software is considered an asset
•    Working knowledge of QuickBooks and/or Sage accounting software is considered an asset

At Grant Thornton we’re focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That’s our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.

Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?


Grant Thornton LLP is committed to employment equity, human rights and respectful workplace principles throughout the life cycle of employment, including at the recruitment and hiring stages. We welcome applications from members of all equity deserving groups, including persons with disabilities, women, racialized and/or Indigenous applicants. Should you require accommodation in relation to the recruitment process, please notify us by emailing and we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs.

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