Senior Bookkeeper

Our team of restaurant financial experts are looking for a Senior Bookkeeper to join the Toronto team.  Leading a team of two to three people, the Senior Bookkeeper is the main point of contact for their team’s clients, provides training and coaching for their team members, and will provide full cycle accounting for The Fifteen Group’s growing list of restaurant clients. They will also play a leadership role in on-boarding and training new team members and new clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • production, review, and analysis of period end financial statements
  • administration of payroll
  • coordination and distribution of bookkeeping tasks amongst team
  • frequent communication with clients, responding to questions, concerns, and requests
  • calculation and filing of government remittances such as HST, payroll reductions, EHT, and WSIB
  • training and oversight of their team’s work; feedback and mentorship which fosters team development and growth
  • on-boarding new clients, setting up new QuickBooks files and/or taking over of previous books
  • occasional meetings with clients to review statements, any questions and troubleshoot any issues
  • preparation of year-end packages for accountants, i.e. preparing trial balance, adjusting entries, reconciling accounts

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • postsecondary degree/diploma in accounting or related field
  • enrolment in the CPA program considered an asset
  • minimum of five years of previous experience in a similar bookkeeping role, i.e. producing financial statements
  • previous experience at a bookkeeping and/or accounting services firm (client facing)
  • previous experience managing a team considered an asset
  • high level of proficiency using QuickBooks and payroll systems
  • previous experience administering payroll and filing of government remittances
  • high level of proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • restaurant industry experience considered an asset

Preferred Skills

  • highly analytical
  • effective communicator – polite, respectful, empathetic and honest
  • ability to delegate tasks to team
  • ability to multi-task and prioritize competing deadlines.

Please send your resume to jbader@thefifteengroup.com with the subject line: Senior Bookkeeper. 

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