Senior Staff Accountant

Location: Belleville, ON • Category: Full time, permanent

Welch LLP is a leading full-service public accounting firm with a rich and tenured history. Established in Ottawa 100 years ago, Welch has evolved from a single office to become the largest locally- owned and operated firm in the region, with 12 offices and over 300 people across Ontario and Western Quebec. Welch LLP ranks as the 14th largest accounting firm in Canada.

This growth didn’t come by accident, nor should it come as a surprise… with a full suite of professional services, ranging from traditional assurance to expert business advisory, our clients respect and value the firm’s expertise and commitment to exceptional service. Welch’s clientele is as varied as the economic landscape, ranging from start-ups to large, multi-divisional privately-held companies, not-for- profit organizations and public sector entities.

Welch LLP is currently seeking a Senior Staff Accountant—Tax for our Belleville office. The successful candidate will specialize in tax to assist with a portfolio of private enterprise clients, contributing to strategic tax planning and client management initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the tax compliance needs of our clients, overseeing complex tax returns and tax provision engagements
  • Participate in income tax planning engagements
  • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business in order to serve as a trusted business advisor
  • Mentor staff, including review of tax files to ensure the firm’s standard of quality and accuracy is met
  • Participate in the training of staff and where possible, ensure that staff concentrates efforts in areas that can enhance their effectiveness on the job and their professional development


  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • CPA designation
  • A minimum of 3 years of public accounting experience, tax compliance and tax planning experience an asset
  • Completion of or an intent to complete the CPA In-Depth Tax Course would be an asset
  • Strong technical background in Canadian income tax, including experience with corporate tax return preparation and review and tax research are assets
  • Experience with Caseware and Profile
  • Demonstrates initiative, willingness and ability to accept responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure, be decisive, exercise good judgment and common sense
  • Ability to recognize and analyze problems, propose sound alternatives and conclusions
  • Ability to develop and nurture strong relationships with clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel to other Welch or client offices in the Quinte region as required
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If you are interested in a great career opportunity with a growing, flexible and dynamic organization, please apply by sending your resume referencing: Senior Staff Accountant– Belleville in the subject line to:

The Quinte Region has six offices located in Belleville, Trenton, Picton, Napanee, Campbellford, and Tweed.

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We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For a full list of available opportunities, visit our current opportunities page