Recent or Potential Grads – Accountant, Cloud Accounting Services [Payroll] – Grant Thornton – Various Locations

  • Location: Various Locations
  • Deadline: December 30, 2021

Accountant, Cloud Accounting Services [Payroll]

Office LocationHalifax, NS (Downtown)
Alternate Location:Any Location
Req #7178

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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, Cloud Accounting Services [Payroll] your responsibilities will include:
•    Input payroll data (hours, and earnings, time and attendance)
•    Calculate payroll earnings and deductions
•    Reconcile calculated payroll information with client records
•    Reconcile government and third party remittances regularly
•    Prepare general journal entries
•    Prepare and file Records of Employment
•    Prepare and reconcile year end payroll reports (ie. EHT, WCB, T4, etc)
•    Stay up to date with Canadian payroll legislation and tax implications

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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!

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Think you’ve got what it takes to be an Accountant, Cloud Accounting Services [Payroll]? Like the colour purple? Great. Here’s a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick:
•    A passion for technology and innovative thinking
•    Associate diploma in accounting/computer or equivalent experience
•    Understanding of Canadian payroll legislation an asset
•    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Experience with cloud based payroll systems preferred

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.

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Effective November 1, 2021, Grant Thornton has established a Vaccination Policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Newly hired colleagues must be fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status, or request and be granted an exemption to the policy, as a condition of employment.

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