Would you like to work in a growing department with dynamic people in an innovative public accounting firm?

With an immediate opening for a FULL TIME Senior Bookkeeper, we challenge the right candidate to take on the exciting prospect of assisting our team. This will include sustaining and developing our vigorous client base by working on site with clients as well as in the office. We want you to help us provide quality services to a broad range of industries from oil and gas, manufacturing and construction to agricultural, advanced technology and retail.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a person with very high energy and enthusiasm, excellent communication skills and adaptability. You will have a proven understanding of accounting practices, with an excellent knowledge of Sage 50, Sage Online Business Solutions, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Xero and Excel. You will be able to show your familiarity in working with multiple clients in all areas such as record keeping, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, GST and computerized data management.

A diploma with a focus on accounting with a minimum of 5 years’ experience is required. Certification in Professional Bookkeeping is expected and Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation is an asset.

If this is an opportunity that motivates and challenges you please submit your resume no later than 5.00 pm December 17, 2018.

https://pivotalcpa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=30

Our firm is seeking a well-organized, proactive and highly motivated individual to work full-time as part of our Administrative Services team.  We are looking for someone with strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task, and an individual with excellent oral and written communication skills.

This position includes, but is not limited to:

  • switchboard operation
  • being the first point of contact with our clients
  • helping manage the reception and meeting areas
  • drafting and editing of various documents
  • monitoring, stocking and ordering supplies
  • preparation of financial reports 
  • responding to client inquiries
  • preparing year end letters and special information letters to clients
  • providing administrative support to the various partners and professionals of our Firm as necessary

A minimum of two years experience in administrative support/reception coverage, proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to work in a high-pressure environment is a must. Knowledge of Caseview/Caseware  and a willingness to work alone with set goals and deadlines is an asset.

Onsite training will be provided.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, no later than 5:00 pm on December 14, 2018, using the file upload area of the application.

https://pivotalcpa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=29

We are still in awe at the amazing community support for our first Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament, that we held June 22-24, 2018 at Edgar Athletic Park in Red Deer. The 15 team turnout was outstanding and we wanted to thank each of those teams for their commitment and go-get-em-ness that you all showed...even when the weather wasn't being our best friend.

To you...the teams that came out, thank you!...Because of all of you and your friends, family and supporters, we were able to raise $2,500 for Junior Achievement - Southern Alberta!!

A special thank you to "Cheeseburger & Liquor Picnic" and "Stinky Pits" for their full donation of their winnings back to the cause! As well as the winner of the 50/50 and "Last Minute" for their donations!

To our grand media sponsors at BIG 105 KRAZE 101-3 and rdnewsNOW - Everything Red Deer, we thank you for all the shout-outs about the event and bringing in a team of your own!

Our amazing team of volunteers for the committee, beer gardens, candy bags, and raffles, held the fort for the weekend and we appreciate every one of you!

We also want to send out a separate shout-out to all of our fantastic donors of all things from raffle prizes, barrow-of-booze items, team registration package items as well as prizing...thank you! Warren Sinclair LLPBMO Financial Group#TrishBooyServus Credit Union#CharissaCummingsGillrie Financial StrategiesFlying With Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd.Etek Office Equipment LtdAlberta Sports Hall of Fame and MuseumWesterner ParkWild Brewing Co.Heritage LanesTroubled MonkOcu-Dent DentalDixon & Associates Law OfficesTara VeerSouthside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram & RV CentreStantecState & MainTD Canada Trust#IanHillsGoodlife Fitness Red DeerMastermind ToysEarls Red DeerJessica SkrettingTara VenaasKristen MarieJoanne Hansen AdamsStacey Viola May Poier...we really hope we didn't leave any one out...please know that we appreciate everything and all of you!

You can see all the photos here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/pivotalcpa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2025067404470751

Now, on to planning for next years potential!!

Cheers!!!

The Provincial Government is making changes to the Employment Standards with their Bill 17. Changes come into effect January 1, 2018, with the exception of the Youth Employment Standards which come into effect on May 1, 2018. Changes include the following:

Leaves

The new changes now include eleven types of unpaid, job protected leaves. Employees are eligible for each of these leaves after 90 days of employment (up from one year).

Most Canadians, and no doubt all small business owners, have heard a lot over the past few months about “income sprinkling”. On December 12, 2017, the Department of Finance released its final proposals concerning this issue.

Here is what you need to know:

What it is not

  • The proposed new measures are not directed at wages or salaries paid to family members. These amounts may be paid, and deducted by the business, if they are a reasonable business expense.