• Senior Manager, Assurance Professional Standards - Technical Services

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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 an experienced Senior Manager to join the technical services group of our growing Assurance Professional Standards 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. 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

    • Deliver industry and technical expertise in assurance and accounting through client interactions, reports, technical work, presentations and the creation of high quality deliverables
    • Play an integral role in driving our quality initiatives and support the development and maintenance of the Firm’s accounting and auditing protocols
    • Lead engagement quality control reviews of client files
    • Provide advice and practical solutions on complex accounting and assurance issues
    • 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)
    • Stay informed of changes in the profession through research and by attending relevant industry events and training/information sessions
    • Develop, maintain and facilitate accounting and assurance related training in MNP’s extensive, in-house education programs
    • Establish and maintain engagement policies, guidelines, procedures and tools
    • Leverage team appropriately to ensure delivery of resources that are complete, accurate and timely
    • Promote the importance of quality control to partners, managers and staff across the firm
    • 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 functions
    • Network in the local business community and consider business development opportunities
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches 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 in addition to conducting formal, written annual performance reviews
    • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and a high standard of team wellness


    • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
    • Minimum five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant work experience in public accounting
    • Extensive 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/PCAOB auditing standards is considered an asset
    • 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 and TaxCycle
    • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Proven technical writing and project management skills
    • Ability to fluently speak, read and write French is preferred
    • 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 MyRewards@MNP 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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