Senior Staff Accountant, U.S. Tax

Location: Ottawa, ON Category: Full-time, PermanentJob Type: Hybrid

Choose Local, Choose Welch LLP  

Welch LLP is ideal for professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Welch offers its employees invaluable prospects: possibility for growth and advancement; variety to explore different career paths; opportunity to specialize and deepen skills; and flexibility of work-life balance to enjoy family and personal interests.  

Grounded in a values-led culture (care, impact, empower), Welch is focused on creating a diverse and inclusive environment, nurturing women in leadership, and supporting its surrounding communities.  At Welch, we know our employees are our number one asset.  It is our people that enables Welch LLP to be a firm like no other.  

National Firm expertise, with the value and service of a small firm 

Established in 1918, Welch evolved from a single office to the largest locally-owned and operated firm in the region. With 12 offices and over 300 people across Ontario and Western Quebec, Welch LLP has deeps roots in the communities it serves.  Welch ranks as the 14th largest accounting firm in Canada and continues to grow.  

Headquartered in Ottawa, the key to Welch’s success is continually evolving to meet the needs of its employees, clients and the marketplace.  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. 

About the Opportunity

We are currently looking for a Senior Tax Staff Accountant, to join our U.S./Canada Cross Border team, specializing in U.S. Tax Compliance and Advisory.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare complex and specialized U.S. partnerships, corporate, and individual income tax returns
  • Review simple U.S. tax returns (partnerships, corporate, and individual)
  • Establish and maintain effective client relationships
  • Conduct special tax projects and tax research
  • Communicate with respective tax authorities and assist with preparation of government notice responses


  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a public accounting firm
  • CPA, CA / U.S. CPA designation or U.S. enrolled agent, or close to completion
  • Some experience in either personal or corporate U.S. tax is required
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in MS Excel
  • Canadian tax knowledge would be an asset
  • Prior knowledge of U.S. software such as CCH / Prosystem would be an asset
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

If you are interested in a great career opportunity with a growing, flexible and dynamic organization, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to with subject line “Senior Staff Accountant – U.S. Tax.”

Welch LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

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