We're Hiring:
Canadian CPA Position

For Alchemy Accounting & Bookkeeping

The Alchemy Team is growing and we are so excited to be hiring our next Canadian CPA! This is a remote employment position for a minimum of 30 hours per week and will report to the Fulfillment Manager and occasionally the Business Owner.

About Alchemy Accounting

Alchemy Accounting is a mission-driven, straight-talking, numbers-loving bookkeeping and accounting firm dedicated to entrepreneurs who demand clear, easy-to-understand, accurate financial information to make powerful decisions at every stage of their business.

We help businesses who are just starting, growing or scaling find financial clarity, peace of mind and confidence in the financial foundation of their business.

Our Mission

Alchemy's mission is to help our clients achieve their personal, business, and wealth goals by eliminating financial chaos.

Our Vision

Alchemy's vision is to transform 100,000 businesses and create flexible, lifestyle-aligned employment opportunities for 1,000 people.

Our Core Values

No Judgment

We don't judge people regardless of how they show up in our world. We don't have any idea of their experiences and so we have grace, compassion and understanding.

Radical Responsibility

We take full responsibility for the circumstances in our lives and in the Company including our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being.

Have Fun & Celebrate

Fun is at the core of everything we do. Celebration is a key to abundance and we honour the energy that it creates by bringing celebration and gratitude into all our interactions.

Do the Right Thing

We do the right thing, even when the right thing feels uncomfortable. By doing the right thing, we stay in alignment with our core values and are always in integrity and are living in Radical Responsibility

Profit Matters

We are committed to working in a profitable company where we work smarter, not harder because innovation and efficiency is at the heart of the business. The more profit we have, the more impact we have.

Curiosity & Gratitude

We approach life with curiosity as we know that the Universe is constantly providing us opportunities for growth. We live in gratitude for all experiences as there is no good or bad, only what is.

About The Position

Alchemy is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Canadian CPA to help us offer a high-touch experience to our clients. The Canadian-based Certified Professional Accountant will work closely with our Canadian-based clients to transform their relationship with money by regularly discussing and reviewing their financial status, assisting them in decision-making, ensuring they comply with the law, and helping them plan for the future.

Job Types: Full-time (30-40 hours per week)

Salary: Pay for this position is $40/hour

What you’ll be doing: 

Accounting

  • Manage the administrative systems of flow of all bookkeeping paperwork for assigned clients to ensure everything that all business transactions are recorded over the course of the reporting period flows into the business, payment, details, filing, and required follow-up and any necessary adjustments
  • Produce the financial statements and close the books for the fiscal year end
  • Ensure the accurate and timely recording of financial and management information to aid effective reporting for the organization on a monthly and as-needed (on-demand) basis
  • Prepare operational budgets and provide written and oral monthly reporting on budget to actuals and interpret financial statements
  • Provide financial analytical and tax strategy support to the client leadership and ownership
  • Manage the administrative structure of annual reporting and filing for business operations, including payroll remittance, sales tax, corporate tax remittance, and Workers' Compensation remittance
  • Assist with the preparation of annual year-end submission to Canada Revenue Agency
  • Design and maintain a calendar of deadlines and managing an executive team to execute and ensure these submissions are completed effectively
  • Take the initiative to continuously seek ways to improve finance operations effectiveness
  • Review and oversee the implementation of accounting policies and standard operating procedures
  • Undertake the performance of other assigned duties as required

Compliance

  • Must have a thorough understanding of Canadian sales taxes, payroll remittance, and corporate year end
  • Accountable for becoming an expert in our software so you can navigate our systems easily
  • Client Management
  • Accountable for tracking all metrics and reporting to the team weekly
  • Responsible for keeping detailed notes in our client tracking system
  • Responsible for maintaining an intimate knowledge of current clients, where they are in the process, and their situations
  • Responsible for keeping a log of all questions you encounter and your responses to build up our question library
  • Responsible for reporting on any trends you are noticing in responses that could inform our marketing or messaging

Client Communication

  • Responsible for communicating with clients via platforms such as email, Zoom, telephone, etc.
  • Responsible for using both voice memos and text-based messaging to communicate with clients.
  • Responsible for having conversations, learning about our customers, and leaving them with an amazing experience so they feel seen, heard, and understood.
  • Check-in with and engage clients when needed
  • Answer all questions and advise about the tax-related side of the finances of the client’s business
  • Know our services inside and out and answer any question about what’s included, the outcomes, the bonuses, the support that’s included, etc
  • Become an expert in our software so you can navigate our systems easily

Qualifications

  • Certified Professional Accountant designation is required
  • You are proficient with Quickbooks Accountant and Quickbooks Pro Tax and have a minimum of five (5) years of accounting experience
  • Five (5) years of experience in a full-cycle accounting role
  • Advanced financial and management reporting and analysis skills
  • Experience with Corporate Taxes/T2 and Personal Taxes/T1
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications is required
  • Proficient knowledge of QuickBooks Online is required
  • Proficient knowledge of Zoom is an asset

Other Requirements For This Role

Because you would be an employee of the company, you need to be able to legally work in Canada.

  • Our Values are your values
    You've read the values above and feel in alignment with how our heartbeats. We aren't afraid of hard work, and we equally believe in self-care and honoring family as we pour into the mission.
  • Team Player
    We work as a team, chipping in where needed. "That's not in my job description" isn't a phrase we use. We are resourceful and love to drive the mission forward and support our team members.
  • Independant
    There are a lot of moving pieces day-to-day. You ask questions, make note of the answers, and complete the task on hand. You don’t need someone checking up on you all the time to make sure you get things done.
  • Innovation
    You're not afraid to bring new ideas to the table and put your mark on our current processes and systems. You are willing to evolve in your role.
  • Meets deadlines
    We follow a strict project management schedule & while the work is flexible, deadlines must always be met.
  • Intentional & detail-oriented
    You do your work with care and attention, making sure that your work is of the highest quality.
  • Communication
    Because we are a remote team, communication is KEY for our success. We communicate early, often, and well. We aren't complainers. We seek solutions and come to the table with ideas and proactive thinking!
  • Eager to learn
    You have a willingness to learn & be ready to dive right in!
  • Readiness
    We have seasons of push and seasons of calm. We ride those waves with joy together!
  • Knowledge of the online business world
  • Available a minimum of 30 hours per week
    The work is flexible—you can work from anywhere, but as mentioned above, you must be able to legally work in Canada as you will be an employee of the company. Must have good internet access at all times, be a good communicator, and be committed to consistently showing up to your work.

What We Offer

  • Our office is virtual...which means you can wear yoga pants, pyjamas, or a costume. The work is fun, fresh, and dynamic. You will be working directly with our team and clients
  • The hours are super flexible, + we support families. We will work with your schedule to get a routine that works for you and your life
  • You will experience things, do things, grow, and make decisions on things that no typical Accountant role would ever allow you to do

The Benefits of Working for Alchemy

  • Casual dress codes
  • Company events
  • Extended health care
  • Dental and vision care
  • Flexible schedule
  • An incredibly supportive team
  • Paid time off
  • Profit sharing
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness & personal development programs
  • Work from home

About You

You are self-led, organized and are amazing at managing your tasks, deadlines, and projects. You have an eagle eye for details and are able to manage several responsibilities and timelines at once. 

You believe that teamwork makes a dream work and thrive working in collaboration with many other members of a team. You have high expectations of how you care for your responsibilities, your clients, and the business, and you are forward-thinking in your work. You are self-motivated and capable of finding the information you need to move things forward!

Your Core Skills and Characteristics

  • Effective Communication
    Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Self-Development
    Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
  • Plans and Aligns
    Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Customer Focus:
    Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • Financial Acumen
    Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions
  • Balances Stakeholders
    Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Strategic Mindset
    Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
  • Numerical Proficiency
    LOVE for numbers and fully qualified to support, engage, and connect with our clients and bookkeepers while helping them transform their relationship with money using our company resources
  • Confidence
    You are exceptionally confident in financial knowledge and numbers
  • Organizational Skills
    You are highly organized and detail-oriented, with a love of developing new systems and processes
  • Positive Personality
    You are a people person with positive vibes and high energy, always sound genuine and approachable on video, text, or voice memo
  • Coachability
    You take direction and are coachable and ready to be trained in our unique system for supporting clients
  • Experience
    You have experience supporting clients with the financial house of their business
  • Familiarity With Online Systems
    You are familiar with digital businesses and comfortable learning and working in different online systems that Alchemy or your bookkeeping clients might have
  • Cloud Experience: You have experience with cloud-based accounting
  • Communication Skills
    You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Virtual Conversations
    You are comfortable leading virtual conversations with your clients through ZOOM
  • Tech Savviness: You are tech savvy - we are a remote company; therefore all our internal systems are virtual
  • Inspiration: Inspired and able to deliver a high-touch client experience
  • Responsiveness
    You are very responsive
  • Follow Through
    You have high follow-through skills - you can bring your own tasks/projects to the finish line
  • Time Management
    You have good time management skills
  • Proactivity
    You are proactive - capable of finding the answers and finding solutions you need
  • Availability
    You are available to work virtually during our core hours - Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM PST

Apply to this position

Please complete the application below by March 8th, 2024
Questions? Email debbie@alchemyaccounting.ca

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We will only consider applications that have been made through the form above.