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Jun 20, 2024 Accounting, Owner-Managed Business Practice

Are you an accountant with a “triple-threat” combination of tax knowledge, managerial experience and accounting fluency?  If so, we’d love to meet you!

Stern Cohen LLP is a rapidly-growing, award-winning, public accounting firm at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto. We focus exclusively on privately-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Despite our 60+ year history, our approach is thoroughly modern (like our paperless office and use of cloud technologies).

The Opportunity

We’re looking for a Manager to help lead our privately-held business accounting services practice. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for ensuring quality execution of notice to reader/compilation engagements and tax returns for our clients.  This position requires management experience in public accounting, with oversight for non-audit client engagements.  Our firm is growing, so if your career aspirations include leadership and business development, advancement opportunities exist.


  • Reviewing engagement files and tax returns for small business clients;
  • Building strong relationships with clients;
  • Acting as the “go to” person for experienced accounting staff;
  • Coaching and performance management of the small business accounting team, and ad hoc training for others in the Firm;
  • Interacting with the team and the office’s scheduler for any small business client engagements;
  • Becoming an integral part of the management team and assisting with practice management;
  • Identifying value-added service opportunities and networking for new business.


  • Qualified accounting designation (CPA in combination with CA, CGA, CMA);
  • Strong investment and tax knowledge;
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ managerial working experience in a public accounting environment and overseeing small business accounting client work, including file and tax return reviews;
  • Experience as the “doer” performing similar work;
  • Personal and corporate tax experience of some complexity. Experience working with investment management/holding companies;
  • Work experience with Caseware/Caseview, Tax Prep, and Excel software programs;
  • Strong knowledge of accounting software programs especially QuickBooks;
  • Client service and relationship building excellence (for external and internal clients);
  • Detail orientation and analytical/inquiry skills that will enable a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses;
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation);

Benefits of a Career at Stern Cohen

  • Highly competitive compensation package and benefits
  • Modern hybrid work model, flex hours, 6 additional non-statutory Fridays off with pay in the summer, and 2 during the winter holidays, early 2 pm closing on Fridays before EVERY long weekend AND in July.
  • 8 personal days in addition to 2 or 3 weeks of vacation
  • Professional development training and support, feedback and coaching for optimal learning and growth
  • Advancement opportunities for management and partnership due to rapid firm growth
  • ‘Dress for Your Day’ policy

How to Apply

Interested applicants are kindly asked send their resume to [email protected]. Please reference Manager, Accounting Services in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only contact those whose skills and experience closely match our requirements for the position.

Stern Cohen offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.


Take your career in the right direction

If you are interested in a career with Stern Cohen, contact Evelyn, our friendly Human Resources Specialist.

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Current Opportunities

Does one of these sound like a great fit? OR if you think you’re a great candidate, reach out and we’ll keep you posted when new opportunities arise.

MAY 8, 2022 Accounting, Owner-Managed Business Practice Manager