Private Enterprise Manager

The AC Group of Independent Accounting Firms Limited

Looking for new challenges and a rewarding future? Ready for a better work-life balance?

HBA Chartered Professional Accountants is a full-service CPA firm located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The foundation for our practice is contributing to the success of small to medium sized owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Since our establishment in 1991 our focus continues to be providing creative advice and personalized service to our clients along with strong support and development opportunities to our team of professionals.

To support our mandate HBA Chartered Professional Accountants is seeking a Private Enterprise Manager.

As a member of our Management Team and reporting to the partners, the Private Enterprise Manager will participate in overseeing all aspects of a file from start to finish, including:

  • engagement planning
  • overseeing and occasionally performing fieldwork
  • reviewing work done by junior staff
  • presenting client deliverables; and
  • advising clients on critical business decisions

What will it take to succeed in the role?

Your education background includes a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation with at least three years of experience in a public accounting environment, primarily dealing with ASPE and Canadian income taxes. You will have experience using CaseWare for compilation and review engagements, as well as tax experience including any combination of HST, trust, corporate and personal income tax.

Personally, you have a high level of integrity, initiative and interpersonal savvy to build solid and trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders. As a member of the firm’s Management Team, you also bring proven leadership abilities and skills, including mentoring, coaching, and motivating professional staff.

Our clients are varied, and so are their needs. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with owner-managed businesses
  • Experience supervising and reviewing work prepared by junior staff
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Experience in reporting from QuickBooks, Sage and/or cloud accounting software such as QBO, Wave or Xero
  • Experience with Jazzit is considered an asset
  • Willingness to learn other applications

We provide our staff with a competitive bonus structure, paid overtime, training, health plan and other benefits. To learn more about workplace pride and perks, visit our website at

HBA Chartered Professional Accountants Inc., a member firm of the AC Group of Independent Accounting Firms Ltd. (, is a full-service independent accounting firm located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. With a growing team of professional and support staff, our firm offers a full range of services including assurance, accounting, taxation and advisory.

In addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter which explains your qualifications for this role. Apply through this link, or to Ashley Davis, HBA Chartered Professional Accountants Unit 24, 260 Brownlow Avenue, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1V9

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00-$150,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Dartmouth, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Accounting: 3 years (required)


  • Chartered Professional Accountant (required)

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