Staff Accountant

An Extraordinary City

Nelson, BC is a town of 10,600 friendly folks, with big city flair, and small-town charm. A sweet little hidden gem. Located in the southeast corner of British Columbia on the shores of Kootenay Lake, we are centrally located between Vancouver BC, Calgary AB and Spokane WA. Nelson has a unique heritage downtown core, 300+ restored heritage homes, second only to Victoria, BC, stunning beauty in the surrounding Selkirk Mountains, and a vibe that is well worth exploring.Our surroundings are second to none, and there are so many activities that you won’t know what to do first. Winter brings impressive snowfall, and in past years, earning Nelson the crown as the Best Ski Town in North America. Nelson has it all. From powder chasing at world famous Whitewater Ski resort, cross country skiing, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, soaking at Ainsworth Hot Springs, or golfing.Culturally, Nelson is home base for artists of all sorts, jewelry makers, painters, sculptors, performing artists and locally homemade crafters. Supported by Artisan markets, the Capitol Theatre and Artwalk, Nelson has a flair for all things artistic. Included in that is the art of wellness and health. Practitioners in massage, Reiki, yoga, meditation as well as sports medicine and chiropractors are in abundance in the area.Nelson has a vibrant and downtown shopping area, and a busy social scene with live performances, arts and music nearly every night of the week. Nelson is reputed to have more restaurants per capita than Manhattan or San Francisco. It’s also home to multiple coffee roasteries, sourdough bakeries, and a thriving cafe scene. Three craft breweries call Nelson home, and you’ll find over 100 beers on tap in pubs, bistros, taprooms and restaurants within the downtown core. We are a quaint small city with big city flair!

An Extraordinary Firm

C. Comishin & Associates Inc. is medium sized well-established family-owned CPA firm located in beautiful Nelson, BC with a team of 10 dedicated employees. Our setting is a 120-year-old history filled beautifully maintained heritage building in the heart of downtown Nelson. We specialize in small to medium size business. We also have several larger corporate and non-profit clients that are the backbone of Nelson’s thriving business community. We provide our staff with an autonomous yet collaborative workplace culture, with a strong focus nurturing employee professional development.

An Extraordinary Opportunity

As a Staff Accountant, you will be involved in all facets of our practice. Here’s what some of your responsibilities will look like: Prepare Compilation, Audit and Review Engagements, including completion of all working papers, adjusting journal entries and financial statements.Keep up to date on the content and practical applications of accounting and assurance standards and know how to access and research professional and technical materials.Identify engagement issues and recommend solutions. Identify process improvements for future assignments and share this knowledge and experience with other team members, including less experienced staff.Complete Personal and Corporate Tax Returns, Trust Returns, and T4 and T5 tax slips.Effective communication with our clients, with government agencies and with our partners and staff.Assisting and supervising junior staff. Working cooperatively and effectively with other staff members.Some bookkeeping work may be required.

You’ll have these qualifications: 3 years of public practice experience. Proficiency in MS Office, CaseWare, Case View, and Profile Public accounting experience including Compilation, Audit and Review Engagements and the preparation of personal and corporate tax returns. A commitment to quality client service and quality of work. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills & client service skills. Strong time-management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.

What we want to offer you:

Competitive salary

An organized and fun working environment.

Laid back co-workers always willing to lend a hand as team players.

Flexible schedule

Medical benefits

To assist with relocation, we would be willing to provide temporary remote work opportunities for the right candidate.

Flexible start date to give you the time you need to change jobs and locations if necessary. We are willing to wait for the right candidate.Please apply with your cover letter and resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00-$60,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Nelson, BC: reliably commute or be willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (required)

Work Location: One location