Careers

Students

Stark & Marsh is a CPASB training office that supports both the MPAcc and CPASB routes in attaining your CPA designation. We provide hands-on learning opportunities, allowing students to work through client files from start to finish with the help of both a trainer and a mentor. We offer the experience necessary for students to develop skills by working with large, complex files while maintaining the feel of a small-town environment.

Regardless of your educational approach; CPAWSB or MPAcc, Stark & Marsh offers the following:

  • Paid CFE study leave.
  • All fees (student membership fees, individual module fees, and CFE fees) are paid for by the firm.
  • Densmore "in-house" training week. Stark & Marsh covers course costs and paid study time.
  • Access to a designated CPAWSB Coordinator for all questions and discussions.
  • Numerous other students at various stages of development.

Our commitment to CPA Students
  • Paid study and exam days that does not come out of your holidays or banked time.
  • Mentor assistance in marking and reviewing assignments and exams.
  • Course attendance relating to the modules (workshop sessions) including travel time is paid for.
  • Reimbursement will be provided for mileage (approved rates), meals, rental vehicles (if necessary), and accommodations to attend out of town courses or exams.
  • A paid study day for each module and a paid day to write the module exam—if additional time off is wanted, it can be requested.
  • Paid time to write a practice exam in an exam setting for each module when studying—exam is debriefed by recent graduates, which is then went over with the student.

Our Commitment to MpAcc Students
  • A leave of absence is provided to our MPAcc Students for each four month semester.

Commonly asked questions

No. However, we encourage students to consider the pros and cons of each career path. Not attaining your CPA might mean it may take longer to work your way up through the ranks. You could still end up in the same place as CPA’s in our firm but it might not happen as quickly.
We offer accounting and advisory services for individuals and businesses. We specialize in tax advisory services, valuations and transition planning, with a particular focus on agricultural producers.
Our accounting firm operates off of a full time 2100 hour annual hour work commitment.
We have full time offices in Shaunavon and Assiniboia. We also have day offices in Cabri, Kyle, Leader, Maple Creek, Mankota, Ponteix, and Val Marie, SK.
We have roughly sixty-five in Swift Current, ten in Shaunavon, two in Assiniboia and one or two in our remaining day offices. In total we employ roughly eighty-five staff members.
Strong English, reading, and writing skills are essential. Good communication skills are also very important. Although being good at math and understanding numbers is important, it’s more about being a good problem solver, seeing the big picture, and thinking ahead.

This is what our students had to say

Stark & Marsh has been nothing but supportive throughout this CPA program. Starting the CPA program at the beginning of the transition period from the CASB program was extremely overwhelming and stressful but Stark & Marsh took the uncertainty and stress out of the process. The firm understands the time requirements that it takes to complete this program and offers flex time, financial support, and paid study leave in order to accommodate core workshops and exams. In addition, there are many trained CPAs in the office who are willing to answer any questions, mark cases or discuss problems that you may be having. Stark & Marsh provides a supportive team atmosphere that is committed to helping CPA students achieve their designation.
I chose to pursue my Masters of Professional Accounting degree (MPAcc) at the University of Saskatchewan and could not have done it without the support of Stark & Marsh. They were gracious enough to grant me a leave of absence when I needed time off to complete my degree, and provided financial assistance. After graduation, I returned home to Swift Current to join my colleagues taking the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) route. Stark & Marsh continued to support our educational endeavours by providing study space, paid leave when needed and internal assistance with evaluation of CPA cases. The generous support from Stark & Marsh enabled me to achieve such great success in reaching my goals. I am extremely grateful for the support Stark & Marsh has provided to me and many of my colleagues.

Growing Your Career

At Stark & Marsh, we feel that no two career paths have to be the same. We proudly offer a variety of opportunities for our staff to get to where they want to be in their career and get the support they need to succeed. Whether it is additional education and training, taking advantage of our mentorship program, or working toward a specialized area within the firm, we’re here to help.

Amy’s story is a great example of how Stark & Marsh aims to support our employees, while continuing to help meet the needs of our more rural clients.
Amy began her career with Stark & Marsh in 2004, focusing on corporate tax, personal tax, and farm programs. In 2005, she relocated to the Val Marie satellite office, which is closer to the family farm. After returning to work from maternity leave, Amy decided to enroll in the Emerging Leaders Program. The three-year program allowed Amy to improve and develop her exceptional leadership and management skills.
In 2012, Conrad enrolled in the CASB program while working at Stark & Marsh, and obtained his CA designation in 2015. At the same time, he also helped lead the Swift Current Indians to a WMBL championship. Stark & Marsh offers a strong approach to a flex-time environment, which allowed Conrad to put more work time in when the ball season was less active.
We first met Dalyce in 2010, when she started working as an articling student after she and her husband moved to Swift Current. Throughout the years, we have supported her as she worked to obtain her CA designation and enrolled in the Emerging Leaders Program. She has also been an asset to our students as the CASB coordinator and a member of the CASB Student Advisory Board.
We are proud to support our employees as they grow and develop their skills, and are happy to provide the time and space for them to pursue career-advancing activities.
Laurie started at Stark & Marsh in 1992 as a seasonal file clerk, but has since worked her way up the corporate ladder and today holds a management position. In 2002, she received her ACIA designation through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. She is a valuable team member, serving on several of our firm’s advancement teams and works on promoting our business.
Being able to balance work life and home life is important to Nadine. It is also important to us at Stark & Marsh.
Nadine is both a mother and valued member of our team, and the firm has supported her need to work reduced hours. She also continues to advance her career by enrolling in programs, such as the Emerging Leaders Program, to improve and develop skills that will help her and our firm succeed.
Armed with a passion for agriculture, Shane is Stark & Marsh’s youngest partner. He began working with us in 2002, when he moved back to Swift Current to be more involved in the family farm. Stark & Marsh provides Shane with the time needed to balance both farm life and work life, while also allowing him to build strong community networks while he serves on the Southwest Terminal & the Swift Current Bronco boards.
Tammy worked abroad before joining the Stark & Marsh team where she quickly made the jump to management and juggles a healthy work and home life balance. Tammy is actively involved in mentoring the firm’s new CPA students, and provides training as they obtain their required assurance articling hours. She has contributed to developing an internal client scheduling and communication process and enjoys educating her clients as to what is involved in an audit. Tammy appreciates the flexible hours at Stark & Marsh and being able to influence change.

Job Postings

Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, the team at Stark & Marsh would like to talk to you. We support our employees by sustaining a culture that balances work and life and promotes lifelong learning through professional development. If you think this is an opportunity you’re ready for, please submit your resume and cover letter to our Director of Operations, Darcy Congdon.

If we see an opportunity to have you join our team, we will figure out where to fit you in. Every job is important and an opportunity with Stark & Marsh will prove to help you meet your career goals.

We look forward to hearing from you.


The Package

Our total rewards package includes flexible work schedules, a group RRSP matching program, benefits, and professional development and training. Details regarding compensation will be based on the successful candidate's knowledge, skills, and experience. We are a progressive and competitive organization, but also understand the importance of a healthy work environment and a balance in life. We value our down-to-earth culture and ability to have fun and are always looking for new team members that can do the same.

All successful candidates will receive technical training and immediate practical experience in their area of employment. While developing the required technical knowledge and diagnostic, project/process management, and information management skills, they will also strive to reach leadership, management, communications, and interpersonal competencies as cultivated within the firm.

Current openings

Office administrator

We are seeking a qualified individual to join our Support Services department as an Office Administrator in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. This position has the opportunity to be full time with the flexibility of fewer hours if desired by the applicant.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in the administrative field is a requirement
  • Microsoft Office
  • Multi-tasking
  • Dealing with the public
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and the desire to build meaningful relationships

Responsibilities Include:
Our successful candidate will be responsible several administrative duties including but not limited to assisting with client reception, internal and external correspondence, as well as personal and corporate e-filing.

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designated accountant or Accounting Technician

We are seeking a qualified individual to join our Technical Services Department as an Accountant in Shaunavon and Swift Current, SK. 

The Candidate:

  • Our successful candidate will possess their CPA (CA, CMA, or CGA) or have 3-5 years experience and possess a post-secondary degree or diploma from a recognized business program
  • Experience with Caseware and a client base of agriculture would be deemed an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The wiliness to learn & goal oriented
  • The ability to work in a team setting

The successful candidate will be goal oriented with excellent problem solving, communication, and relationship building skills, along with the willingness to continually build on their technical knowledge.

Our successful candidate will receive technical training and immediate practical experience in their area of employment.  While developing the required technical knowledge and diagnostic, project/process management, and information management skills, they will also strive to reach leadership, management, communications, and interpersonal competencies as cultivated within the firm. 

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co-op student january 2018 start date

We are looking for a Co-op Student to join our Technical Services Department in Swift Current, SK. 

The work term would be full time 37.5 hours a week for 8 months beginning January 2018.  We are a progressive and competitive organization, but also understand the importance of a healthy work environment and a balance in life. We value our down-to-earth culture and ability to have fun and are always looking for new team members that can do the same.

Job Requirements:

  • Our successful candidate will currently be enrolled in their third year of university
  • Goal oriented with excellent problem solving, communication, and relationship building skills, along with the willingness to continually build on their technical knowledge.
  • A background in Agriculture would be an asset however it is not a requirement

Responsibilities Include:

  • Audit Testing
  • Personal Tax Preparation
  • Agristability Application Preparation
  • Corporate Yearend Prep Work

The Package:

Co-op students do gain holiday time which is paid out at the end of your work term. Hourly wage will range from $17-$19 per hour depending on applicant.  Co-op students will be given the opportunity to take part in all staff functions which include our annual staff golf day, Go Green, and our pre and post celebrations surrounding tax season.

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CPA Articling Student

We are looking for two Articling Students to join our Technical Services Department in Swift Current, SK in January 2018.

Job Requirements

  • Our successful candidate will possess a degree in Business Administration/Commerce with a major in Accounting. 
  • They will be goal oriented with excellent problem solving, communication, and relationship building skills, along with the willingness to continually build on their technical knowledge.

Responsibilites Include:

Our successful candidate will receive technical training and practical experience in accounting, audit, and tax services.  While developing the required technical knowledge and diagnostic, project/process management, and information management skills, they will also strive to reach leadership, management, communications, and interpersonal competencies as cultivated within the firm. The successful candidates will be given the opportunity to take ownership of files & client work in its entirety. As a result Client interaction comes early on.  

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