Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

Company Overview:

Avery Cooper has offered public accounting and auditing services throughout the Northwest Territories since 1969.  Based in Yellowknife, our team of professional’s travel throughout the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alberta, and Nunavut to meet our clients’ varied and diverse needs.

Our legacy and reputation is a direct result of delivering dependable premium service and value to our clients.  It is also a result of our people and culture, which embraces individual growth, work-life balance ideals and an immersion in the community we serve.  If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join us.



  • Work independently in a wide variety of engagements under the leadership of Managers, Senior Managers and Partners
  • Take part in firm-development opportunities by providing research and other skills to help in standards administration and overall firm growth,
  • Assist in the development of assurance planning strategies and supervise their implementation,
  • Assist in the mentoring and development of Junior staff members,
  • Learn to develop and maintain client relationships.


  • Our people are what makes it possible to serve our clients. We expect you to capitalize on opportunities to develop your skills and help others within the organization grow as professionals,
  • Our clients are the most important part of our business, and your first responsibility is to ensure that our clients receive premium professional service for a fair value,
  • We expect everyone to contribute ideas for improving the way we serve our clients and operate a successful firm,
  • We expect everyone to treat each other with courtesy, dignity, and respect. We look for ways to support each team member as they fulfil their personal goals and family responsibilities.


  • A valid CPA Designation (or valid international equivalent), or successful completion of the CFE and working towards a CPA designation,
  • Relevant audit experience within a Canadian CPA firm is considered an asset,
  • Previous experience with Canadian Corporate/Personal Tax, Payroll Tax, Sales Tax, and other CRA compliance matters is considered an asset,
  • Experience dealing with Taxprep and Caseware is considered an asset,
  • Previous experience using various accounting software including Sage50, Sage300, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop is considered an asset,
  • Willingness and ability to travel,
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), and interpersonal skills required,
  • The ability to work independently, or in a team dynamic, in a fast-paced work environment,
  • A can-do attitude and commitment to excellence


To apply by email or if you have any questions, please contact Emma Thomas here.



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