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Staff Accountant Job Vacancy

Monday, October 16th, 2017

We are looking to add an experienced, designated accountant to our staff! Job description and application instructions are below.

Staff Accountant

Take advantage of this opportunity to become part of our growing firm and join our dynamic, lean-thinking team! We are passionate about working with our clients, providing quality accounting services and having some fun while we do it! The ideal candidate will have a CA/CPA designation and post-designation work experience in public accounting. This position will provide file preparation, file review, client advisory and management services including:

  • Preparation and review of financial statements and tax returns in accordance with firm standards (NTRs, Reviews and Audits)
  • Preparation and review of GST returns, personal tax returns, T4s & T5s
  • Managing client relationships and identifying opportunities to expand services with clients
  • Tax planning and general client advisory and assistance. Recommendations and consultation with clients on internal systems and procedures
  • Mentorship and support to existing staff, regular contributions to improving firm policies and procedures

Qualifications

  • CA/CPA designation
  • 1-2 years of work experience in public accounting; preferably working with owner-managed businesses
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage client relationships with limited Partner involvement
  • Experience with complex tax planning scenarios, corporate reorganizations, succession planning and company valuations
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite; Demonstrated experience with Caseware, TaxPrep, Sage and/or QuickBooks
  • Demonstrated client service and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills; organized and able to manage multiple deadlines

Working at Hahn & Houle

We are a group of positive, lean-thinking professionals focused on improving processes both internally and for our clients. We offer the following:

  • Competitive salary and flexible benefits package
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Positive and growth-oriented firm culture

If you meet the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to info@hahnco.com. We thank all applicants for their submissions; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We encourage you to visit our website: www.hahnco.com

Hahn & Houle LLP Chartered Accountants is a leading local provider of accounting services to both large and small businesses. Our unique brand is defined by the quality of work we render, our focus on process improvement and the service we provide to our clients. Our team members readily attend to our clients’ needs from the outset by identifying and providing additional advisory services to help business find direction. Our staff goes out of their way – whenever possible – to deliver their expertise in a way that suits the needs of our clients.

Morneau Announcement

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

On July 18, 2017, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau proposed new federal tax legislation that will have a major impact on small business owners. Like many other business owners and professionals, we have decided to respond to these proposals and voice our concerns by writing to our Members of Parliament, and we would encourage you to do the same. We have a created a letter template that you can download, personalize and send to your MP.

DOWNLOAD LETTER TEMPLATE

Here are some other resources where you can learn more about the proposed tax legislation and the accompanying concerns.

Video Tax News Clip  

CRA Consultation Paper

 

Now accepting Interac E-Transfer Payments

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Paying your invoice just got easier!

Here is how to pay your invoice using Interac E-Transfer through your online banking:

  1. Setup “payments@hahnco.com” as an E-Transfer recipient in your online banking
  2. Send your invoice payment to payments@hahnco.com with the invoice number in the message field.
  3. Send an email to payments @ hahnco.com with the password.

You can send any questions to payments@hahnco.com or call our main line at 780-429-4403.

 

 

 

Federal Budget Commentary 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

 

On March 22, 2017 the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, presented the 2017 Federal Budget.

Read the commentary here >>

 

 

2017 Alberta Budget Highlights

Friday, March 17th, 2017

2017 ALBERTA BUDGET

Working to Make Life Better

“Budget 2017 maintains Alberta’s huge tax advantage over all Canadian provinces.”

—Joe Ceci, Minister of Finance

The 2017 Alberta Budget, Working to Make Life Better, was presented March 16, 2017, by Minister of Finance Joe Ceci. The Minister announced that Alberta’s total revenue for 2017-2018 is estimated at $45 billion with total expenses estimated at $54.9 billion. After accounting for a risk adjustment factor, the 2017-2018 deficit is projected to be $10.3 billion.

There were no significant tax changes in the Budget. Instead, it emphasized that Alberta maintains the lowest overall tax regime in Canada, with no provincial sales tax, health premium or payroll tax. The Budget documents did discuss a few minor tax measures, which are summarized below.

INCOME TAX
Political Contributions Tax Credit

The political contributions tax credit will be extended to include contributions made to party leadership elections and candidate nomination races, effective January 1, 2017.

Dividend Tax Credit

Alberta will amend its dividend tax credit calculation for non-eligible dividends, for 2017 and subsequent years, as a result of changes to the federal dividend gross-up calculation.

Indexation

Alberta’s personal income tax system is indexed annually to inflation. Credit amounts and tax brackets will increase by 1.3% in 2017. As a result, the basic personal amount, amount for a spouse or common- law partner, and eligible dependent amounts will each increase from $18,451 in 2016 to $18,690 in 2017. The Alberta Child Benefit and Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit will also increase by 1.3% for the 2017-2018 benefit year.

PROPERTY TAX

Education property tax rates will be frozen for 2017-2018. The residential/farmland rate will remain at $2.48 per $1,000 of equalized assessment and the non-residential rate will remain at $3.64.

(provided by CCH Wolters Kluwer)

 

 

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