MNP LLP

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Senior Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Private Enterprise

Senior Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Private Enterprise

Position ID 
2017-3366
Position Type 
Full Time
Position Location(s) 
CA-ON-Waterloo
  
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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 Manager for our growing Assurance and Accounting team. Delivering quality in everything we do, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Our Assurance and Accounting team is committed to providing meaningful and reliable financial information that ensures our clients are always well protected and positioned. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Performance Expectations

  • Deliver industry and technical expertise in audit and assurance through client interactions, written reports, technical work, management presentations and the production of high quality deliverables

  • Apply knowledge of  Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE). International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) knowledge is consider an asset

  • Lead client facing teams on assurance work, audits, compliance tax engagements, budgeting, internal controls, financial and accounting transactions, etc.

  • Verify and test financial statements and supporting disclosures

  • Examine financial records and tangible items such as inventory, plant equipment or audit processes and procedures; review risk

  • Simultaneously manage three to four complex engagements

  • Execute transactions through the provision of client services including planning, scheduling and coordinating engagements

  • Monitor engagement timelines against pre-determined targets

  • Prepare technical components of the file relating to one’s area of expertise

  • 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

  • Prepare and deliver competitive audit proposals

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

  • 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

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

  • Meet with clients to review results and prepare business plans

  • Identify and analyze client needs and provide clients with comprehensive solutions and advice

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

  • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks
  • 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

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

  • Provide comprehensive business advice by effectively identifying and analyzing clients’ needs

  • Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable

  • Network and take a leadership role in the local professional, business, and community while raisng awareness of MNP and looking for new business development opportunities
  • Correspond with clients and various government agencies to address client tax compliance issues

  • Design, develop and deliver final report and/or presentation to client

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

  • Respond to inquiries from members of the business community and general public concerning opportunities to provide services

  • Establish referral networks consisting of key decision makers

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

  • Facilitate positive relations with clients and develop new client relationships

  • Network in the local business community; consider business development opportunities

  • Coach and engage project team ensuring an understanding of project parameters, overall plan, time commitment and expectations

  • Utilize team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly

  • Ensure technical contributions from team are accurate and of high quality

  • Coordinate and assist in monitoring the progress of work being completed on files

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

  • Develop, coach, and traing team members toweards professional and personal development
  • Facilitate client relationships with MNP and teams to deliver client service excellence

  • Mentor and coach team members towards professional and personal development

  • Conduct formal, written annual performance reviews

  • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness

  • Attend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledge

Credentials      

  • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation

  • Minimum seven (7) to eight (8) years of relevant work experience in public accounting
  • Extensive knowledge of an experience working with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Experience in the design of engagement procedures based on risk and materiality
  • Solid understanding of business, accounting, manager and practice development principles
  • Experience working with accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile and TaxPrep
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Travel within Southwestern Ontario will 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 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

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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