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Assistant Controller, Aboriginal Services

Assistant Controller, Aboriginal Services

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At MNP we pride ourselves on being different – it’s our entrepreneurial drive that sets us apart. It’s the same drive that’s helped us become Canada’s fastest growing national firm. We foster collaboration, value your ideas, promote based on talent, live balanced lifestyles and make time for FUN. We are one firm, one team, collaborating to support you wherever you want to take your career.


Join the momentum. We are seeking an Assistant Controller for our growing Aboriginal Services team.  Committed to preserving Aboriginal traditions and positioning them for success, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm to Canada's Aboriginal communities. With more than 250 Aboriginal clients across the country and 70 team members dedicated to this sector, no other firm has invested as much time and resources into serving the unique needs of Aboriginal communities.



Performance Expectations

  • Accountable for month-end closing process, journal entries, account reconciliations and monthly variance analysis
  • Responsible for queries and requests from internal and external stakeholders and Canada Revenue Agency requests
  • Deliver ongoing senior accounting support to projects as required, as well as development and training of internal control policies and procedures
  • Manage and comply with funding agency and government reporting requirements
  • Assist client service representatives by coordinating and preparing monthly financials, budgets, forecasts and variance reports
  • Undertake technical accounting issues and ensure quality control over financial transactions and reporting
  • Support month-end and year-end close process; liaise with client auditors to ensure efficient and timely year-end completion
  • Assess and prepare GST, Payroll and WCB returns for all companies
  • Ensure the accounting procedures and processes are in compliance with First Nation’s policies and standards
  • Coach and mentor team members
  • Generate internal costing reports for more detailed costing analysis
  • Safeguard appropriate internal controls are in place for each operation


  • Accounting experience working within First Nation Government is considered an asset
  • Proven experience as an Assistant Controller, 5+ years of direct and related experience
  • Advanced education in Accounting and Business (designation preferred)
  • Possess thorough accounting knowledge, general ledger functions, project cost accounting and data entry controls, month-end/year-end close process
  • Knowledge in establishing budgets, forecasts preparation and the development of internal control policies and procedures
  • Advanced computer and software user
  • Ability to prepare and explain financial reports to Operational Managers 
  • Robust track record of hiring and developing skills, mentoring and motivating staff
  • Ability to work on multiple client profiles, see the big picture and know what information managers need

Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics

  • Integrity – professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships
  • Energy – displays enthusiasm, optimism and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle
  • Diversity – understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences
  • Communication – effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with others that make an impact and persuade their intended audience(s)
  • Client Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service, proactively identifies client needs and creates strategies to proficiently serve clients
  • Business Development – looks for and seizes profitable business opportunities while focusing on the ability to gain increased presence in the community
  • Forward Thinking – anticipates the implications of situations, takes appropriate action as needed and prepares for possible contingencies
  • Agility with Change – initiates, sponsors and implements change by taking a facilitative catalyst role
  • People Management & Leadership – goal-driven leader who effectively manages self, others and teams to achieve goals
  • Coaching – takes responsibility for one’s own and team members’ performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals, promptly addresses performance issues, is highly organized and uses personal judgement and decision making
  • Teamwork & Relationship Development – works collaboratively with team members in order to achieve a common goal and develops, maintains and strengthens relationships with others, both inside and outside the Firm
  • Accuracy – pays close attention to detail and ensures work and information are complete and thorough


MNP encourages a balanced lifestyle and offers benefits that suit the way our team members work and play! In addition to a competitive salary, our total rewards package includes paid personal days, wellness program initiatives, health and dental benefits, a group pension plan with matching contribution, firm sponsored social events and professional development assistance.


MNP proudly serves and responds to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business, with innovative strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.

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