Our Firm

Pivotal is a progressive accounting firm, rooted in tradition, with a forward-thinking outlook. We take a professional and personalized approach towards our clients and fellow colleagues, while always striving to continually grow both personally as individuals and professionally as an organization. We encourage and challenge our new team members beyond their technical training to gain real world experiences to enrich their designation within a very short time frame. For students who article with us, we look to their future within our firm as leaders both here and in our community.

 

Role Expectations

  • Develop technical skills and receive training in all areas of accounting, assurance and taxation on projects such as bookkeeping, compilations, reviews, audits, T4s, T5s, GST, corporate and personal tax
  • Be involved in projects from planning to preparation through to completion
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Complete work in a fast-paced environment
  • Interact and communicate with other team members and clients effectively in a professional manner
  • Travel to clients’ offices as necessary

 

Qualifications

  • Must be in the process of completing a business degree
  • Previous customer services experience is desirable
  • Experience with accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Sage and Quickbooks is an asset

 

Our Firm's Core Values

Respect: We demonstrate a high regard and confidence in the abilities of others and appreciate their achievements and contributions.
Continuous Learning: We enhance our own capabilities by being committed to continuous learning and development.
Integrity: We demonstrate sound character and uphold the highest ethical conduct in all circumstances.
Drive: We instinctively pursue our personal best, and better.
Accountability: We take responsibility for our thoughts, actions, and behaviors by upholding our commitments.


Position is for a 4-month term starting January 6, 2020 and ending April 30, 2020.

Please use the following link to submit your resume with unofficial transcripts attached and cover letter: https://pivotalcpa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=34

Deadline to apply is 4:00pm on September 16, 2019.

 

 

Our Firm

Pivotal is a progressive accounting firm, rooted in tradition, with a forward-thinking outlook. We take a professional and personalized approach towards our clients and fellow colleagues, while always striving to continually grow both personally as individuals and professionally as an organization. We encourage and challenge our new team members beyond their technical training to gain real world experiences to enrich their designation within a very short time frame. For students who article with us, we look to their future within our firm as leaders both here and in our community.

 

Role Expectations

  • Develop technical skills and receive training in all areas of accounting, assurance and taxation on projects such as bookkeeping, compilations, reviews, audits, corporate and personal tax
  • Be involved in projects from planning to preparation through to completion
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Prioritize and complete work in a fast-paced environment
  • Interact and communicate with other team members and clients effectively in a professional manner
  • Work with the seasonality of our business and be prepared to contribute more hours in the first half of the year and less in the second half
  • Travel to clients’ offices as necessary

 

Qualifications

  • Have the necessary post-secondary and other requirements to begin the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) upon employment
  • Previous accounting and customer services experience is desirable
  • Experience with accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Sage and Quickbooks is an asset

 

Our Firm's Core Values

Respect: We demonstrate a high regard and confidence in the abilities of others and appreciate their achievements and contributions.
Continuous Learning: We enhance our own capabilities by being committed to continuous learning and development.
Integrity: We demonstrate sound character and uphold the highest ethical conduct in all circumstances.
Drive: We instinctively pursue our personal best, and better.
Accountability: We take responsibility for our thoughts, actions, and behaviors by upholding our commitments.

 

Position start date is September 8, 2020

Please use the following link to submit your resume with unofficial transcripts attached and cover letter: https://pivotalcpa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=33

Deadline to apply is 4:00pm on September 16, 2019.

 

 

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On March 19, 2019 the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, presented the 2019 Federal Budget.  For a full commentary on the budget please click this link: 2019 Federal Budget Commentary.

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.

Pivotal Impact

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:

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:

We have some exciting news to share to start off 2018 with a bang!

As of January 1, 2018, we are proud to welcome Konstantin Neykurs to our Partner group! After working at Pivotal LLP (formerly Heywood Holmes & Partners) for nearly 7 years and receiving his CPA while with us, we know that this will be a great fit for Konstantin as well as the firm as a whole.

Holding a passive investment portfolio inside a private corporation

The current system allows for a tax deferral of the individual tax payable if the shareholder leaves funds in the corporation for passive investment purposes instead of being distributed to the shareholders, through taxable dividends or salary, for the shareholders to invest personally.