New Job Junior Accountant: Kpmg - Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative In Quebec

Junior Accountant: KPMG - Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative
Junior Accountant: KPMG - Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative

Junior Accountant: KPMG - Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative

Company : Specialisterne
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Quebec

Full Description

Specialisterne is recruiting!

Specialisterne works with businesses in Canada and the US to hire neurodivergent employees. We connect qualified neurodivergent candidates to employment opportunities in numerous industries and sectors.

This program is only available for individuals who self-identify as being autistic or neurodivergent. For Specialisterne, this includes self-identification with the following:

  • Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Learning Disability (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Tourette Syndrome.

Employees with a different perspective or an alternative communication style contribute to dynamic, innovative and productive workplaces. Yet because of standard recruitment processes and management practices, many autistic or neurodivergent job seekers face systemic barriers to accessing and maintaining employment. Our process is designed to tackle these barriers, creating opportunities for job seekers to showcase their skills and abilities.

Specialisterne Canada is proud to partner with KPMG on a Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative.

KPMG provides consulting, accounting, auditing, and tax services to Canadians, inspiring

confidence, empowering change, and driving innovation. Guided by their core values, KPMG

employs nearly 8,000 people in over 40 locations across Canada, serving private- and public-

sector clients. KPMG is consistently ranked one of Canada’s top employers and one of the best places to work in the country.

Descriptions of the roles are provided below.

Role Description


Staff Accountant in Audit

Temporary to Permanent, Full-Time

Target Start Date: August 2023

Hybrid in Montreal

37.5 hours per week

Core Tasks:

  • Matching the banking confirmation to the bank reconciliation to ensure the correct amounts are reflected on both documents and systems
  • Obtain the relevant sale validation documents including proof of purchase and receipts to vouch that the invoice reflects the sale listing
  • Conduct depreciation evaluation on the Property, Plant, and Equipment (PPE) of clients to track current value, and update the file when new PPE is purchased
  • Maintain email communication with the client to gain further insight into their listings when questions arise
  • Support the CRC team in India with their tasks by answering their questions and guiding them on procedures when requested
  • Helping with additional tasks or sections assigned by the senior team member in charge of the files


General Skills and Abilities

  • Establishes strong relationships internally and externally and builds wide and productive networks
  • Engages others, instills confidence, and coaches people to find meaning in their work and achieve exceptional results
  • Uses insights and self-reflection to build capability and embrace new challenges
  • Delivers high-quality results and exceptional service that provide value both internally and for the clients
  • Embraces a culture of innovation and experimentation to support innovation and efficiency in the work you do for the client and your team
  • Willingness to learn new skills for the role to help make the work process more efficient

Digital and Technical Skills

  • Basic skill level with Microsoft Excel
    • Nice to have (but not required):
    • Experience with more advanced Excel functionalities including vlookup and pivot tables

  • How Specialisterne defines skill levels:
  • Basic - I can do this in simple situations with close or extensive guidance
  • Between Basic and Intermediate
  • Intermediate - I can do this in most situations, with occasional guidance
  • Between Intermediate and Expert
  • Expert - I can do this in exceptionally difficult situations with no guidance and I can be a key resource for others.


  • A degree or diploma in Accounting
  • You are either in the process or have already completed steps to pursue your CPA designation
  • Intermediate or greater proficiency in French

Additional Information

Here’s how frequently the following types of communication and interaction are required to perform the job:

  • Oral communication: Daily
  • Email communication: Daily
  • Instant messaging: Daily
  • Telephone Communication: Daily
  • Video communication: Daily
  • Interacting with supervisors: Weekly
  • Interacting with peers: Daily
  • Interacting with customers: Daily
  • Selling or influencing others: N/A
  • Training or teaching others: N/A

Here’s what can be stressful on the job:

  • Strict deadlines during busy season between January and April
  • Frequently changes teams to work with new clients so will be adapting to new team environments

Here’s what is attractive about the company/role:

  • Dedicated audit employee experience representative to support the health and wellbeing of the Audit team in Montreal
  • Flexible Medical and dental benefits, ability to pick what you need
  • Summer Splash days (additional days off in the summer reviewed annually)
  • Subsidized mental health benefit
  • Pension plan, including employer matching
  • Support through CPA program in the event you wish to pursue it
  • Performance manager/coaching program

Workplace Support:

  • Specialisterne and our employer partners are committed to providing inclusive onboarding experiences and supporting new employees as they learn on the job
  • All new hires continue to liaise with a Specialisterne Workplace Support Manager for their first twelve weeks on the job

The Recruitment Process

To be considered for this position, you won’t be interviewed by the employer. Instead, here’s how it works:

  • Apply to the job.
    This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne.
  • Join our talent pool (if you haven’t already): Complete a talent pool questionnaire and a “Workplace Skills Inventory” (about your situation, job skills and how you work best), and a pre-employment assessment (this is an additional way to show your job skills/abilities instead of interviewing).
  • Create a job-specific Candidate Profile: If you meet the qualifications of the role, our talent acquisition team will give you access to your Candidate Profile. You will use it to answer job specific questions and/or complete a work sample exercise to showcase your skills for this role. This is what employers will use instead of using your resume or interviewing you.
  • Meet with a Specialisterne facilitator. After you have completed your Candidate Profile, a Specialisterne facilitator will book a thirty minute meeting with you to discuss your application.

Next steps:

  • The employer will review compatible Candidate Profiles to select the best candidate for their job.
  • Then, selected candidates will have an opportunity to meet with the hiring manager so that they have an opportunity to learn a little more about you, and you have an opportunity to learn a little more about the job