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Accounting Microsoft Office

Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posted:
February 16, 2018

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VARTIKA SATIJA, CPA, CA

Calgary, Alberta

Telephone: 403-***-****

Email: ac4h2b@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

September 2010- CPA, CA

June 2015 Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta

Jan. 2004 - Bachelor of Commerce Degree

May 2008 Major: Accounting

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

HIGHLIGHTS OF SKILLS

-Proficient in providing tax and audit services in the following industries: manufacturing, oil and gas contractors, financial services, professional services, investment, real estate, healthcare and non-for profit.

-Proficient with computer skills such as Microsoft office, Caseware, Caseview, Tax Prep, Profile, CCH Engagement, Cantax, Simply accounting and QuickBooks.

-Basic understanding and hands on experience working on SAP Business One.

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2017- FREELANCE TAX CONSULTANT

Present

Prepared financial statements and corporate tax returns for small businesses.

Performed consultation on various tax planning and tax compliance issues for sole proprietors and small businesses.

Conducted seminars on topics such as incorporations and new proposed tax laws.

February 2017- AUDIT VOLUNTEER (CONTRACTUAL), INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

June 2017 ONE ACRE FUND (TUBURA), RWANDA, EAST AFRICA

Audited the consolidated financial reports, including analyzing general ledger transactions of specific financial statement account balances, highlighting unresolved issues, reviewing supporting documentation and collaborating with various departments within other eastern African countries to ensure financial reporting in compliance with GAAP and internal controls.

Evaluated the existing systems in place and provided recommendations for improving the centralized accounting function, focusing on efficiency of processes, controls, and technical non-for-profit accounting.

Completed the Q1 month end accounting close process by performing various responsibilities, preparing reconciliation reports, reviewing journal entries, and providing recommendations on findings of specific financial statement account balances to ensure the accuracy of resultant reporting.

Mentored the accounting staff to accomplish related job results as needed.

February 2014- SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, Independent Business Group (IBG)

June 2016 GRANT THORNTON, CALGARY, ALBERTA

Prepared and reviewed corporate tax engagements for small to medium sized private companies including all required working papers, journal entries, financial statements and tax forms (T2, T3010, T1, T3, T4/T5, GST/HST).

Interacted with clients and government agencies to comply with periodic tax payment, information reporting, and other taxing authority requirements, and forward reminders to clients for estimated tax payments in a professional manner.

Analyzed various types of corporate and personal tax issues, including dealing with Notices of Assessment, Objections and other tax planning or tax compliance issues.

Reconciled and balanced general ledger accounts, maintained clients' chart of accounts, performed month-end close and generated reports.

Analyzed all financial statement accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems to ensure in compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.

Participated in business development activities to cultivate relationships with new and existing clients.

Participated in development and delivering training on a regular basis as well reviewed work performed by junior accountants.

Provided support for other add hoc requests as necessary to assist senior team members and engagement partners in completing complex client projects.

December 2012- SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT

January 2014 THOMPSON PENNER & LO LLP, CALGARY, ALBERTA

Prepared Review and Audit engagements including all required working papers, financial statements and corporate tax returns.

Worked closely with engagement partners and managers, as well attended audit meetings to perform risk assessments of individual audit sections prior to each engagement.

Identified and documented the design and operating effectiveness of critical business processes as well as reviewed the application of accounting principles and practices to ensure conformity with GAAP and industry guidelines.

Effectively communicated with other fellow audit members of the client service team, including partners and managers, to ensure client expectations are anticipated and managed in a timely manner.

Researched and applied appropriate accounting principles and auditing standards to support conclusions.

Maintained up to date accounting, audit and tax knowledge by participating in external and internal training as required.

October 2010- ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

June 2012 ARTHUR RUBIN CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT AND NAGY & COMPANY LLP, CALGARY, ALBERTA

Prepared compilation engagements including all required forms, compiled financial statements and prepared corresponding T2 corporate tax returns.

Worked closely with tax specialist on complex tax planning projects.

Provided support to clients on general questions regarding year-end and tax related issues.

Assisted clients with CRA tax audits, reassessment and collection activities.

Sept 2009- MEMBER OF AN AUDIT TEAM (CONTRACTOR)

June 2010 CITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA

Identified, gathered, and documented audit evidence to support capital asset financial transactions and account balances.

Project control analysis of capital assets systems and procedures.

Documented issues and reported findings from vouching transactions.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

October 2007 Participant in Inter-Collegiate Business Competition

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Actively volunteer for various activities, including the Yogathon fundraising event with the Art of Living organization.

Active volunteer as a Treasurer with Support Casa Guatemala Children Inc., NPO organization in Guatemala.

Present volunteer within the disaster management (DM) department with the Red Cross Organization.

Volunteered for two months as an English teacher with Support Casa Guatemala Children Inc. in Guatemala.

Volunteered with the ICAA Tax Clinic.

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