MNP LLP

Senior Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Private Enterprise

Position ID
2017-3472
Position Type
Full Time
CA-ON-Toronto

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 Private Enterprise team. As an entrepreneurial firm built for entrepreneurs, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm for private enterprise. Our team of trusted advisors develop customized strategies and programs to assist business owners in responding to emerging trends, anticipating risk effectively, improving performance and operating more efficiently so they can maximize operations and better grow their bottom line.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Performance Expectations

  • Manage a portfolio of clients focusing on real estate, manufacturing, distribution and consumer business industries while understanding their business and key risks; ensure their needs are met and that relationships and accounts grow and develop
  • Lead multiple client facing engagement teams
  • Plan, scope and direct complex audit, review and compliance tax engagements, as well as budgeting, internal controls and financial/accounting transactions
  • Deliver expert industry and technical expertise in audit and assurance through client interactions, reports, technical work, management presentations and the creation of high quality deliverables
  • Accountable for project financials (i.e. budgets, WIPS, timely billing, collection and variance recognition)
  • Execute transactions through the provision of client services including planning, budgeting, scheduling and coordinating engagements
  • Review, investigate and correct discrepancies and irregularities in financial entries and reports
  • Contribute to the preparation and delivery of competitive proposals to meet client needs
  • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
  • Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value
  • Maintain high quality control by reviewing work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team members
  • Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable
  • Leverage team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly
  • Liaise and correspond professionally with clients, colleagues and the firm leadership team
  • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
  • Raise awareness of MNP through discussions at community events including client and company sponsored function
  • Network and take a leadership role in the local professional, business, and community while raising awareness of MNP and looking for new business development opportunities
  • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches in order to improve work processes
  • Mentor, motivate and coach team members towards professional and personal development by setting clear expectations, providing feedback and addressing performance issues promptly
  • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness
  • Conduct formal, written annual performance reviews
  • Attend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledge

Credentials     

  • Possess a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant work experience in public accounting
  • Extensive knowledge of and 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, management 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 the Greater Toronto Area (“GTA”) will be required and certain travel outside of the GTA 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 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
  • Entrepreneurial – looks for and seizes profitable business opportunities and is willing to take calculated risks in order to achieve business goals

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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