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Why White Kennedy?

Top Reasons to Join White Kennedy

When deciding which firm will be best placed to further develop your career, consider these facts that put White Kennedy at the top of the list.

  • We’re the largest independent accounting and professional services firm between West Kelowna and Osoyoos.
  • We have a personal culture that values and supports our employees.
  • We are committed to your success through ongoing training and development programs
  • We provide a flexible and competitive compensation & total rewards package
  • Have the best of both worlds – a challenging exciting career that is based in the gorgeous Okanagan
  • We value our staff and are committed to providing a fun, challenging and motivating environment
  • We encourage our staff to follow a balanced lifestyle between work and outside activities
  • Being independent, we are able to move forward flexibly. We can chart our own course according to our vision and that of our clients.
  • We stand behind our vision to become Partners in our Clients’ Prosperity.

Enjoy the Okanagan Lifestyle

If you aspire to be a Chartered Professional Accountant and love the idea of a truly balanced lifestyle in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley, White Kennedy just might be the place for you!  We are the largest independent accounting and professional services firm between West Kelowna and Osoyoos, with over 25 professionals.
 
The team at White Kennedy provides personalized, effective solutions with exceptional, accessible service that help our clients, predominantly business owners and professionals, prosper – be it in their business or personal lives.  Strongly committed to our local community, White Kennedy’s consistent growth over the past 20 years is a result of our expert team of accountants’ client-focused approach, integrity and progressive thinking.

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WINNER - Best Workplace Culture

2015 Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Awards

This business is where everyone wants to work. It creates an inclusive and welcoming environment that successfully reduces barriers for all. It fosters a culture and commitment to employee development that reflects diversity of community and values cultural differences.
-Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce

We are prepared to invest in you. We have a strong coaching culture where your goals and aspirations are important to us and we are prepared to help you grow.

With a wide range of clients we can offer many forms of hands on experiences better preparing you for a solid understanding of your goals and shaping your career.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive training to cover all aspects of your development
  • On-the-job learning
  • Opportunities across a variety of service and industry sectors and engagements from start to finish
  • The chance to work directly with our clients
  • A professional working environment – with a friendly culture
  • An active, outdoor, balanced lifestyle in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley

Serving small-mid sized businesses and professionals, we are a full service accounting firm that offers Audits, Tax Preparation, Client Services, Finance, Business Valuations and more – the options are abundant for new employees. With offices in Penticton, Osoyoos and West Kelowna, we pride ourselves in providing a great work atmosphere, where contributions get noticed.

High Success Rates for CPA Students:

If you are studying as a CPA Student, you will have dedicated mentors and ample study leave. We know its hard work, but we’re right behind you every step of the way. Combined with the CPA Western School of Business education, you will develop the skills here that you need to succeed on the CFE (Common Final Examination). The work and mentor program at White Kennedy is renowned for its success rate with outstanding results year after year.

Current Openings

MANAGER, HUMAN RESOURCES

We currently have an opportunity in our Penticton office for a full-time Manager, Human Resources. The successful applicant will become an integral part of our diverse and talented team. Reporting directly to the Partnership, the Manager, Human Resources is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating all employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices across White Kennedy

 You must have:

  • A post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or a related field
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in a Generalist role with 3 years’ experience in a Senior Generalist or HR Manager role
  • The ability to cope with differing points of view and demonstrate discretion and integrity
  • In-depth and current knowledge of Human Resource legislation
  • Strong conflict Management and influence skills
  • Demonstrated skill in supervision and leadership
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. 
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong team development skills.
  • The ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key business partners.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • Tact, confidentiality and discretion.
  • The ability to remain impartial.

If you are interested in taking the next step, please apply online by sending your resume, and cover letter, to hr@whitekennedy.com            

MANAGER, ACCOUNTING

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White Kennedy is the South Okanagan’s largest independent CPA firm – and we continue to grow!  

We are currently searching for an experienced CPA to join or dynamic team in the role of Manager, Accounting in our Penticton office. The successful candidate will have demonstrated that a career in public accounting is best suited for their talents and experience and future development. The opportunity is yours to continue to grow and become an integral part of our team.

You must have:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a CPA with supervisory experience
  • Self-motivation and demonstrate that you are current in all aspects of public accounting including assurance and taxation
  • The ability to deal with our clients with a focus on small businesses
  • The ability to manage ¾ of a million dollars in volume with our professional and technical staff.

White Kennedy LLP won the 2015 Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce award for the 2015 Best Workplace Culture Excellence.   In addition, White Kennedy is a Top 10 Finalist for the Best Workplace from the Small Business BC awards.

 At White Kennedy, we strive to provide our employees with a rewarding work experience by offering stimulating projects, professional development opportunities, leading edge technology, career path planning, a family oriented work environment, flexible schedules and a competitive total compensation package.  We value our employees!

Located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Penticton offers stunning views, outdoor activities such as boating, hiking and skiing and has some of the best weather in Canada.  It is also located in the center of the Okanagan wine country. If you love the idea of a truly balanced lifestyle in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley, White Kennedy just might be the place for you! 

If you are interested in taking the next step, please apply online by sending your resume,   cover letter and salary expectations to hr@whitekennedy.com

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