Career Opportunities

Current Career Opportunities

Below are current career opportunities available through Winchesters. We are always posting new positions so please check back on a regular basis for new career opportunities.

Assurance Manager
Oshawa, Ontario
$85,000-$100,000 base plus bonus and great benefits

Our client is a public accounting firm located in Oshawa, ON and they are seeking an experienced audit/assurance manager with his/her CPA completed. The continued growth of the team’s assurance practice has led to the opportunity for a motivated assurance manager or supervisor to join the team reporting directly to the partner.

The firm offers great career development and progression, coaching, flexible work arrangements and a very competitive total compensation package for this area of Ontario.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and complete assurance and non-assurance engagements including the relevant tax filings for a diverse client base of small to mid-sized owner managed businesses across many industries, not for profit organizations, professional services, and individuals
  • Plan and prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Partner
  • Identify and resolve complex and routine assurance, accounting, and tax issues
  • Train and mentor more junior team members in their career development and technical expertise
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with client personnel and team members
  • Develop new business for the firm and promote the firm in the community
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e., enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter);
  • Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution

Requirements

  • CPA (CA, CGA, or CMA) designation (or close to) with public accounting experience
  • Sound knowledge of GAAP, audit and review procedures, and tax compliance
  • Strong attention to detail and willingness to learn and develop
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills particularly in MS Excel
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Corporate Controller
Toronto, ON
Competitive compensation with excellent benefits and perks

Due to the growth of the business internationally our client is currently looking for a controller to join the 25-member accounting team. This role will report to a VP who reports to a CFO. The Controller will plan, organize and direct the activities of the corporate accounting and financial reporting functions in support of the overall company strategies and objectives, as established by the executive team. This role is for someone who is career-focused, ambitious and gains pleasure from improving processes and developing a team. Apply now if you’re interested.

Responsibilities:

  • Help prepare company for a potential sale or IPO
  • Direct the organization’s accounting and financial close functions
  • Oversee the group consolidation of all divisional reporting packages from the regional offices
  • Review and recommend accounting policy for complex transactions
  • Oversee accounts receivable/credit/collections, accounts payable
  • Manage audit including working with auditors with respect to year-end review
  • Accountable for ensuring that the Company’s monthly, quarterly and annual financial and bank reporting is timely, accurate, and in compliance with GAAP
  • Preparation of the Company’s financial and management reports including internal monthly financial reporting of actuals versus budget and the quarterly statutory financial statements, notes and Management Discussion and Analysis
  • Analysis and interpretation of trends requiring management’s attention
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and adherence to accounting policies and procedures
  • Coordinate with the recommendation and implementation of improved internal control processes
  • Oversee the quarterly and annual external audit functions
  • A leader in accounting and finance process improvements

Requirements:

  • CPA designation
  • Big four accounting experience (industry experience along with big four is even better, but not a must).  In that experience there must be a transition from GAAP to IFRS (or equivalent, as in UK GAAP to IFRS, or say Canadian GAAP to FASB/Sox implementation)
  • Review and recommend accounting policy for complex transactions including leading potential changes in Accounting Principles
  • Top notch technical accounting skills:  this would mean the ability to assess treatment of complex transactions, and also understand and guide the team on best practices from a day to day process perspective (from AP, AR, balance sheet recs, etc.)
  • People management experience – Guiding and managing a team, ideally across various fundamental accounting roles (AP, AR, FAs)
  • Able to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex legal and financial information

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Staff Accountant
Toronto, ON
$60,000-$75,000 base plus 15% bonus, great benefits and fantastic company culture

Our client is a top-tier audit and advisory firm in Toronto. The firm is looking for a senior staff accountant (designated or close to) to join the business and hopefully grow within the audit group to become partner. Our client has over 150 staff and if you are currently working for a smaller or mid-sized firm, this would be a perfect career move to gain experience with larger clients and more interesting files.

This firm has divisions in audit, advisory and tax giving the successful candidate opportunities to work in each area of the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner;
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e., enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter);
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures, and GAAS, if applicable.  Also to ensure that all queries and outstanding points have been cleared satisfactorily;
  • Complete the following audit sections: walkthroughs, internal control analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, revenue and expenses;
  • Complete entire NTRs, reviews and small audits;
  • Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements;
  • Prepare corporate and personal tax returns;
  • Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution

Requirements:

  • University Degree and completion or close to completion of CPA, CA designation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in public accounting
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP, CAS, and Canadian tax
  • Excellent client service skills with desire and ability to understand the clients’ businesses
  • Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external stakeholders
  • Can-do attitude and a desire to grow and be challenged

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Tax Accountant – Contract position March-May 2018
Toronto, Ontario
$40-$50/hour plus contract completion bonus

Our client is a very well-established organization with over 300 subsidiary companies. They have been growing steadily and this tax season will need the assistance of an experienced tax preparer – particularly with partnership tax returns.

Our client is seeking an experienced Canadian tax preparer to work with the company for the upcoming tax compliance season. They require a self-motivated individual who meets certain qualifications to prepare and complete Canadian tax returns efficiently and accurately.

The successful candidate must have good organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills. You must be available to work at least 35 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Canadian tax returns for partnerships and individuals
  • Use tax preparation software (Taxprep Forms, Taxprep for Personal returns)
  • Communicate in writing and in person with internal and external stakeholders

Requirements:

  • University degree or College diploma in Accounting or Business
  • CPA designation would be an asset but is not a requirement
  • At least 4 years of experience in accounting, audit or tax
  • Experience with tax preparation software (Taxprep Forms, Taxprep for Personal returns)
  • Excellent working knowledge of EXCEL
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with emphasis on communication; both verbal and written
  • Positive and professional demeanor

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Tax Partner – Senior Manager
Mississauga, ON
Compensation to be discussed

Our client is a reputable and growing public accounting firm in west GTA with audit, advisory and tax services available. The firm is looking for a Senior Manager or Tax Partner to join the business and hopefully continue to grow the tax practice in the firm. This firm’s tax group has an excellent reputation for implementing tax planning opportunities and tax compliance reviews, concentrating on domestic tax for a variety of clients including individuals, partnerships, trusts and small and medium sized corporate clients. The role will also involve collaborating with the US tax group on cross border tax planning.

This firm is one where individuals join and don’t leave because of the great working environment and positive culture that they promote. Located in Mississauga, the firm is in an excellent location for anyone living in the west GTA or even Kitchener/Waterloo area or commuting in with the GO. Don’t wait any longer and apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Tax lead on small and medium sized client engagements
  • Pro-actively co-ordinate with the US Tax Team when US tax filings are required
  • Develop an understanding of the client’s business as it relates to a particular area or assignment
  • Plan and organize the tax team as required for preparation of tax returns, and conduct, document and present tax research
  • Offer tax compliance services and work closely with Partners to provide innovative tax planning ideas to a variety of clients
  • Research tax issues and present conclusions to the shareholder or manager
  • Provide daily guidance and coaching, and develop the tax knowledge of more junior tax team members
  • Be a member of the full-service team to meet the operational tax needs of our clients
  • Provide timely, high quality, exceptional service to our clients

Requirements:

  • Over 7 years of experience in public accounting practice with a specialization in tax, preparing and reviewing personal, corporate and trust returns, estate tax planning, corporate reorganizations and dispute resolution
  • Demonstrate an understanding of increasingly complex tax concepts and effectively apply tax knowledge to client situations
  • Professional Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with firm client services teams
  • Proven strong project management and organizational skills

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Manager, Tax
Toronto, ON
$100,000-$160,000 base plus 15% bonus, 4 weeks of vacation

Our client is a reputable larger public accounting firm in Toronto with audit, advisory and tax services available. The firm is looking for a senior manager to join the business and hopefully grow with the firm to become partner. The firm’s tax group has an excellent reputation working primarily with private organizations and this individual will be reviewing personal and corporate tax work within his/her team along with, trust and estate planning work and some M&A work.

This firm is one where individuals join and don’t leave because of the great working environment and positive culture that they promote. Located in Toronto, the firm is in an excellent location for anyone living in the GTA or commuting in with the GO. Don’t wait any longer and apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Tax compliance
  • Planning and implementing tax reorganizations and estate plans
  • Creating and implementing post mortem tax planning
  • Perform research on complex tax issues
  • Prepare written reports as required for various assignments such as tax compliance, tax consulting, objections or appeals
  • Assist with tax mergers and acquisition assignments
  • Serve as a technical resource for staff and provide suggestions for resolving technical issues
  • Hire, mentor and coach professional staff throughout the year
  • Complete knowledge of the firm’s code of conduct and operating policies

Requirements:

  • University Degree and completion of CICA In-Depth tax program OR a Masters of Taxation
  • Minimum of 3 years as a manager of tax in a public accounting firm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to providing excellent client service
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge in Caseware/ Caseview
  • Tax applications including Taxprep, CCH Intelliconnect, Taxnet Pro, and/or Tax Find

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Title: Purchasing Coordinator

Salary: Up to $45,000

Location: North Toronto

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client is a specialist business focusing on providing services to the Pharmaceutical industry. They are looking to add a Purchasing Coordinator to the team to take on responsibility for day to day purchasing activities.

This role will ensure that all PO’s are placed in a timely manner and at the lowest possible cost. You’ll act as the primary point of contact for all vendors and make sure all relevant actions are recorded in the company’s finance system. You will ideally be someone with a good head for numbers.

• 1-2 years Purchasing experience
• Pharmaceutical experience would be very helpful
• Detail orientated and very organised
• A positive attitude and genuine desire to work as part of a team

Title: Global Purchasing Leader – Automotive

Salary: Up to $100,000 + Bonus

Location: North Toronto

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client is a large multinational manufacturer focusing on the automotive industry. They have been going through a period of sustained growth and are looking to add a new role into their team. This role would report into an influential procurement leader and would be responsible for managing a team of 7 people.

The business operates a decentralized model across procurement and so as part of the head office team you will need great communication and influencing skills to help guide the business through the best commercial decisions.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

• 3+ years procurement experience within automotive combined with 5 – 10 years procurement experience within manufacturing
• An understanding of how Value Engineering can be utilised to drive improvements
• Previous experience leading a team would be very helpful
• The demonstrable ability to develop long term and positive supplier relationships

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to paul@winchesters.ca or for more information call 647 715 6469 ext 65.

Category Manager – Software
North Toronto

This global Financial Services organisation is seeking a seasoned procurement expert in software.  This is a mature procurement team with established processes and procedures.  Ideally you will have experience working on complex software deals with large vendors like Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, SAS.  This role is within a forward thinking company who embraces mature HR approaches like flexible work hours and working from home.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years IT Procurement experience
  • Proven experience in complex software deals
  • A strategic Procurement approach
  • Advanced communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 647 715 6769.

Category Manager – Construction and Real Estate
Downtown Toronto

A strategic role working on a massive Real Estate spend.  Ideally you will have experience in Construction and/or Engineering procurement.  Knowledge of CCDC contracts would give you a distinct advantage in this role.  This is an opportunity to work for a thriving company who embraces change and strategic development.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years Procurement experience
  • Category experience in Construction and/or Engineering
  • A consultative/advisory approach with vendors and stakeholders
  • A positive and proactive approach to change and transformation

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 647 715 6769.

Category Manager – Protein or Produce

Salary: Up to $80,000

Location: Toronto

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client is a start up business who have grown from just a couple of people to nearly 40 in 18 months. They are an exciting and dynamic business who are growing rapidly. They are looking to add a Category Manager to the team in a brand-new position.

As the Category Manager you will take responsibility for either Protein or Produce and  the challenge of setting out a strategy to scale up from a relatively small spend now to a much more significant one in 12-18 months. This is going to be challenging but you will be able to own that challenge and make the decisions.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 2-5 years Procurement experience
  • 2+ years experience with either Protein or Produce
  • A data driven approach to decision making
  • Knowledge of the Canadian food industry
  • A desire to join a start up business and be a part of rapidly growing business

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to paul@winchesters.ca or for more information call 647 715 6469 ext 65.

Vendor Risk Manager
GTA West

This large Canadian company is seeking a Manager to lead their Supplier Management, Risk and Governance.  They are looking for a bright individual who is able to develop policy and process in vendor management, including scorecarding and questionnaires.  The ability to consult and influence key stakeholders is critical as supplier risk and governance is developing within the company, but work needs to be done.  An opportunity to work in the Head Office of a major Canadian company.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 7+ years Vendor Management experience
  • Significant Risk and Governance experience
  • Strong leadership experience
  • The ability to consult to key stakeholders

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Procurement Manager – Facilities
Downtown Toronto

This industry leading company is seeking a bright, motivated Sourcing Manager with a strong category background in Facilities Management.  You should have experience of managing RFP’s on key categories including; maintenance, janitorial, hvac, landscaping and snow clearance.  This role will include working with many different stakeholders, so the ability to adapt and work with people at different levels is extremely important.  This is a growing company, which means the opportunity to grow your within the company is extremely likely.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years Procurement experience
  • Significant experience in Facilities Management Category Management
  • The ability to work with multiple stakeholders on multiple projects
  • Advanced communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Director IT Procurement
Downtown Toronto

This massive Canadian company is seeking a dynamic IT Sourcing Director to run a team and a significant Category spend.  Reporting to the VP of Procurement, you will be an ambitious individual with an ability to lead teams and influence stakeholders.  This organisation is developing through a new Procurement strategy, so the ability to adapt and consult others through change is vital.  As this is such a large organisations, there is huge potential for career development.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 7+ years Procurement experience
  • Strong IT category background
  • Consultative approach with stakeholders
  • Experience of working through Procurement transformations

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Director Procurement Transformation
Downtown Toronto

This large Canadian organisation is seeking a senior Procurement professional with significant transformation experience to lead change within the department.  Reporting to the CPO, you will ideally have a management consulting background in Procurement or Supply Chain transformation, working at the Manager/Senior Manager level.  A rare opportunity in the marketplace.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 7+ years Procurement experience
  • Significant experience in transformation projects
  • A management consulting background from a large firm with a high annual rating
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Sourcing Specialist – Facilities
Downtown Toronto

This large Shared Services organisation is seeking a Sourcing Specialist with a strong background in Facilities or Construction.  This is a project based role where you will be working with multiple stakeholders from multiple sites, advising and leading their procurement needs.  You will need to be a strong communicator, with confidence in your ability to lead a best practice procurement process on behalf of high level stakeholders.  This organisation is going through a period of growth, which means there is huge potential for career progression.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years Sourcing experience
  • Category experience in Facilities and Construction
  • Full cycle RFP experience
  • Excellent communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Procurement Specialist – Healthcare
Downtown Toronto  

This healthcare organisation is seeking a strong Procurement Specialist ideally with a background in the same industry. A key focus with this role is to work with and advise various stakeholders on the procurement of medical and non-medical supplies and services.  The company is seeking a confident, motivated candidate with excellent communication skills and a can-do, problem solving attitude.  A rewarding opportunity for someone who is interested in really making a difference in what they do.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3+ years Procurement experience
  • Ideally some experience within the healthcare industry
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Excellent communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Strategic Sourcing Manager
Downtown Toronto  

A management opportunity for a bright, ambitious Procurement professional ready to take the next step in their career.  Managing a diverse indirect category list including: Professional Services, IT and Facilities.  This is also an opportunity to enter the busy Financial Services industry which usually demands industry experience at this level.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 4+ years Indirect Procurement experience
  • Strong Sourcing, Vendor Management and Contract Management skills.
  • Extremely strong stakeholder management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.