MNP LLP

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Senior Accountant, Assurance and Accounting - Public Companies

Senior Accountant, Assurance and Accounting - Public Companies

Position ID 
2017-2783
Position Type 
Full Time
Position Location(s) 
CA-ON-Toronto
  
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DIFFERENT BY DESIGN

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 a Senior Accountant for our growing Assurance and Accounting team. Working with public companies to help them thrive in any market, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm for this dynamic sector. Regardless of company size or the industry in which it operates, our team of trusted advisors helps public companies comply with complex regulatory requirements, information security issues, growing shareholder expectations, privacy matters and investor relations. Our customized solutions are specifically designed to mitigate risk, improve performance and operate more efficiently. Registered with the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) ensures our team adheres to the highest quality auditing standards in the industry.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Performance Expectations

  • Apply knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and/or Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE) as required

  • Perform technical skills in areas such as: financial statements, reviews, audits, and tax returns for appropriate disclosure in accordance with IFRS

  • Review, investigate and correct discrepancies and irregularities in financial entries, documents and reports

  • Lead engagements, identify and analyze client needs and provide clients with comprehensive solutions and advice

  • Obtain and review documents from third party sources for audit process

  • Establish charts of accounts and prepare entries for posting to accounts

  • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry through experiential learning with clients

  • Summarize current financial status by collecting information and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statements and other relevant reports

  • Vouch and assess appropriateness of audit evidence for expenses, revenues, capital asset additions, accounts payable, accounts receivable and prepaid expenses

  • Prepare correspondence, technical reports, client summaries and presentations outlining findings, facts and highlights resulting from the client engagement

  • Liaise and correspond professionally with clients, colleagues and the firm leadership team

  • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines

  • Set-up files for new clients and newly incorporated businesses, manage multiple files simultaneously and conduct inventory counts

  • Learn about key financial systems of clients and how to analyze risk

  • Perform testing on all sections of a client file and ensure documentation of evidence viewed and conclusions

  • Analyze client financial reporting for accurate and appropriate recording of revenues and expenses

  • Perform accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital asset acquisition and disposition and payroll walk-though with the client in a professional manner

  • Raise identified client issues that need to be addressed with managers and engagement partners

  • Monitor the progress of work being completed on client files and coach team

  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes while effectively using MNP internal programs and systems

  • Raise awareness of MNP through discussions at community events including client and company sponsored functions

Credentials

  • Possess CPA, CA designation or working towards a Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation; completion of UFE/CFE and working towards relevant practical experience requirements will also be considered

  • Two to four years of accounting related experience in public accounting working on public company engagements

  • Demonstrated work experience with IFRS

  • Demonstrated understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles

  • Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting is beneficial

  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) experience is desirable

  • Some travel may be required

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, drive 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

  • Client Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service by being courteous, responding to client requests in a timely manner and monitoring satisfaction

  • 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

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for one’s own performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals; is highly organized and uses personal judgement and decision making

  • Flexibility – effectively manages multiple assignments, adapts to changing priorities and is able to work independently or as part of a team

TOTAL REWARDS

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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