MNP LLP

Accountant, Assurance and Accounting (4 Month Contract)

Position ID
2017-3417
Position Type
Fixed Term Contract
CA-ON-Markham

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.

 

Be part of the momentum. We are currently seeking an Accountant to join our Assurance and Accounting -  Professionals team for a four month term beginning January 15th, 2018 until April 27th, 2018. Positioning professionals for success, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax, and business consulting firm to this diverse group that includes dentists, lawyers, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians and veterinarians. Our Professional services team provides clients with the industry insight and support they need to effectively manage their operations and grow their bottom line. We are committed to helping our clients realize their goals, whether they want to own their own practice, increase profitability of their existing business or develop a retirement plan.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Performance Expectations

 

  • Apply knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)
  • Perform technical skills in areas such as: compilations, reviews, audits, bookkeeping and tax (personal, corporate, partnerships and trusts)
  • 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
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns ensuring compliance with government standards for various types of entities; profit, not-for-profit, partnerships and trusts (may prepare T4 and T5 tax returns)
  • 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
  • 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

  • Working towards a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation; completion of UFE/CFE strongly preferred
  • One to two years of relevant work experience in public accounting, ideally with owner managed businesses and/or professionals
  • 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
  • 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

Our Firm encourages a balanced lifestyle and offers competitive pay that suits the way our team members work and play!

 

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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