• Senior Accountant, Assurance Professional Standards

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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 a Senior Accountant for our growing Assurance Professional Standards Group. 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. Specifically, our Assurance Professional Standards Group (APSG) works internally to support the delivery of assurance and accounting services, the development and coordination of assurance and accounting training materials and the communication of assurance and accounting matters throughout the firm.



    Performance Expectations

    • Assist in delivering industry and technical expertise in assurance and accounting through client interactions, written reports, technical work, management presentations and the production of high quality deliverables
    • Assist in establishing engagement tools, policies, guidelines and procedures
    • Develop materials on auditing and accounting topics for MNP’s extensive, in-house education programs
    • Contribute your professional knowledge and technical expertise on a variety of technical assurance and accounting matters, with a focus on practical application to our clients
    • Research and respond to queries under Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS)
    • Assist in providing practical solutions to engagement teams on auditing and accounting issues
    • Transfer knowledge gained through conferences and training sessions directly to team members; develop tools and materials to be used in firm training
    • Collaborate with the CaseWare development team, creating, modifying and improving current business processes
    • Work alongside managers and partners to address assurance and accounting standards issues
    • Ensure technical contributions are accurate and of high quality
    • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and a high standard of team wellness
    • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
    • Raise awareness of MNP at community events
    • Attend internal MNP courses to further develop your accounting and assurance knowledge


    • Completion of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
    • Two (2) to three (3) years of accounting and assurance related experience in public accounting
    • Experience working with accounting and tax software such as CaseWare and TaxCycle
    • Strong computer literacy, including effective working skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Knowledge of and experience working with CAS, ASPE and IFRS
    • Knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS), Accounting Standards for Not-For Profit Organizations (ASNPO), US GAAP and/or US auditing and assurance standards is considered an asset
    • Ability to speak, write and read French is preferred
    • Strong technical writing and project management skills
    • 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 his or her own performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals; is highly organized and uses personal judgment and decision-making skills
    • Flexibility – effectively manages multiple assignments, adapts to changing priorities and is able to work independently or as part of a team
    • Work Ethic – consistently performs to high quality standards, is dependable and has a constant drive to improve
    • Strategic Planning – analyzes the Firm’s competitive position by considering market and industry trends, existing and potential clients, and strengths and weaknesses of competitors
    • Research & Analysis – questions inconsistencies in information and generates workable solutions by analyzing, gathering and organizing relevant information


    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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