Whittaker & Estabrooks Chartered Professional Accountants
Suite 401 Harbour Building
133 Prince William St
Saint John, NB E2L 2B5

Looking For
Experienced Bookkeeper

Employment Type
Permanent, Full Time

Date Posted
January 11, 2023

Accounting & Finance

Submission Deadline
February 11, 2023

Saint John



About the employer

Our firm offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Our clients benefit from personalized, quality service that is second to none. We have listed the services that we offer to our clients, together with a brief description.

As the list below is by no means comprehensive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed.

  • Audit and Review Engagement Services
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping Services
  • Tax Services
  • Consulting Services
  • Services for international clients
  • Other Services

We understand the importance of earning your trust and respect through providing you with our "all" in every service we offer. By earning your trust and respect we form stronger relationships, and this is key to building client loyalty and, ultimately, the success of our firm.

These strong relationships also help us to better understand our clients’ needs and goals, and this is essential while working to form financial strategies to manage their business and personal situations.

When you seek out an advisor, you are not only asking them to ensure your numbers are correct, but to advise you on how to use these figures to assist you in making wise and timely business decisions. We take on this task with great satisfaction, as we believe, when our clients succeed we succeed.

About the role

We are looking for a staff member to join our team who can take ownership of the full accounting cycle for a small number of organizations. A problem solver who, like us, is passionate about doing things right.

While there is no such thing as a 'typical' day, a day in the life of the bookkeeper might include:

  • Managing the full-cycle accounting function for a small number of organizations, working closely with them to prioritize your work to meet their deadlines and business needs
  • Accurately recording client invoices, employee expenses and supplier invoices,
  • Reconciling bank and credit card statements and analyzing balance sheet accounts on a regular basis
  • Preparing government remittances for payroll and HST.
  • Managing payroll and benefits including all remittances and reporting
  • Solving accounting puzzles by researching and reconciling discrepancies and ensuring that the accounting is in good order.
  • Competently using software such as QuickBooks, QuickBooks online and Sage 50.


The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Has high personal energy and enthusiasm toward work and displays a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills and problem solving skills, both verbally and written
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions, prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Team player who is willing to take on additional responsibility
  • Minimum two years bookkeeping experience or an educational equivalent with a solid understanding of bookkeeping principles

To apply

If you have these qualifications and would like to join our team, please send your resume to: [email protected]. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Whittaker & Estabrooks supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.