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Senior Consultant, Accounting Advisory Services

KPMG Canada

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 12, 2023.


You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 236,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 145 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this.

Overview of the opportunity:


KPMG’s Accounting Advisory Services in Toronto is looking for a Senior Consultant to join their dynamic team. 


The Accounting Advisory Services team is a group of dedicated professionals, with a collaborative working environment that leverages the strengths of the members, who are committed to providing the best possible service to our clients. We are currently looking for a Senior Consultant that is passionate about technical accounting, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and reporting, and delivering exceptional client service. The ideal candidate has a track record of growth and enjoys helping clients and engagement teams resolve complex accounting issues by providing technical accounting advice.  This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career servicing some of the largest and most exciting clients in the market. At KPMG, we’ll provide you with the support to drive your own career and discover the countless opportunities available.


The Senior Consultant position will involve applying technical knowledge of accounting policies and standards under IFRS, US GAAP and ASPE. In addition, you will have the opportunity to support the delivery of ESG reporting and assurance services to public and private sector clients across a range of industries.  We are currently looking for individuals who are passionate about using their technical accounting, financial reporting and project management skills in a fast-paced cross functional environment to conquer a wide spectrum of accounting and financial reporting challenges.


Individuals who are independent thinkers and problem solvers, excellent research and writing skills, an ability to communicate technical concepts and solutions in plain language and enjoy brainstorming accounting and operational solutions will thrive in this role. In addition, a penchant for being pragmatic/practical is key; knowing the right answer is not as valuable if we cannot advise clients on how to implement it successfully and practically.


This role will also provide candidates with opportunities to develop skills related to maturity and business acumen, new business development, management and personal growth which would also support further career progression within Accounting Advisory and KPMG.

What you will do

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a depth of expertise that combines financial reporting knowledge and practical experience to proactively help clients address their accounting and financial reporting challenges. The successful candidate needs to be malleable and interested in doing ‘a different thing every day’ supporting a large range of functions and individuals. Being a quick learner with an aptitude towards technical accounting and have the organizational skills to juggle competing deadlines are also key. Audit experience or technical accounting experience in industry is beneficial.

The successful candidate should also be savvy with technology applications and excel, to be able to support clients with their implementation of such applications, in addition to data modelling.


You will lend your knowledge and experience to:

  • Executing the delivery of accounting advisory engagements under multiple accounting frameworks (e.g., IFRS, U.S. GAAP and ASPE) and take ownership of the engagements from start to finish, which will require strong project management skills, including managing client deliverables and expectations.
  • Remain current on applicable and evolving financial reporting standards, including ESG, and securities and regulatory requirements and developing accounting/business issues.
  • Assist clients with a broad scope of financial reporting activities during periods of change related to acquisitions, divestitures and transactions, including the preparation of financial statements (often for a variety of purposes and under different regulatory environments), preparation of working papers and liaising with the clients’ auditors.
  • Assist clients with evaluating the requirements of accounting, reporting and disclosure standards, preparing supporting analyses, including drafting reports and presentations, and analyzing differences between different accounting frameworks.
  • Develop fit-for-purpose solutions through obtaining understanding of clients’ preferences and business constraints.
  • Work with broader KPMG advisory teams including Management Consulting, Risk Consulting and Deal Advisory, in support of process/control redesign and advising on other business implications to your clients when assessing the impact of accounting change

What you bring to the role

  • Relevant post-secondary degree and/or CPA, CA (or recognized national accounting designation)
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in Audit or Accounting Advisory
  • Ambition to learn new things as well as analyze, research and solve problems on complex accounting issues, while displaying good judgment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities and a desire to enhance technical skills through researching and analyzing accounting standards (IFRS, US GAAP, or ASPE), including an ability to distill the principle out of complex accounting standards (including basis for conclusions and implementation guidance) and an ability to process complex fact patterns and scenarios
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following accounting topics under IFRS or US GAAP: Financial instruments Revenue from contracts with customers, Leases, Business combinations, Consolidation, Joint arrangements, Share-based payments, Impairment, Employee benefits, and biological assets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including preparation of technical memos and presentations), with the ability to ‘uncomplicate the complicated’ by expressing ideas clearly, convincingly and concisely to both external and internal stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to deliver assignments on time, as well as manage competing demands, without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Versatility and adaptability to a dynamic and often fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel and experience with advance functions within Excel including pivot table and VLOOKUP.
  • Roles will also require the ability and willingness to travel, sometimes extensively, within Canada and the U.S., as well as internationally.

Keys to your success:

  • A ‘client first’ mentality, with the ability to understand the client’s business and maintain internal and external networks.
  • A pragmatic/practical approach to understanding and applying principles to complex transactions of fact patterns.
  • A self-starter who proactively leverages available resources and tools and applies sound judgment throughout the process to formulate pragmatic solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under time constraints and manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) complex information to various audiences in a clear, understandable and persuasive manner.
  • A positive, productive and pragmatic approach to problem solving.

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