• Senior Manager or Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Credit Unions

    Position ID
    2018-4337
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Position Location(s)
    CA-SK-Saskatoon
     
    CA-BC-Abbotsford
  • 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 or Manager for our growing Assurance and Accounting team within our Credit Union industry group. We are looking for an individual that is passionate about credit unions and wants to play a key role in our Assurance and Accounting team nationally, supporting the growth and development of the work we do with credit unions. Knowing the fundamental role credit unions play in communities throughout Canada, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm for this industry. MNP has a vision to support and strengthen Credit Union leadership, knowledge and financial position, significantly enriching the communities in which we both live and work. Our Credit Union specialists deliver the technical and financial expertise needed for credit unions to meet the day-to-day demands in the financial services industry so they can realize their vision and achieve business goals.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Performance Expectations

    • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks
    • Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
    • Liaise and correspond professionally with clients, colleagues and the firm leadership team
    • 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
    • Lead multiple client facing engagement teams
    • Responsible for the completion of audits, compliance tax engagements, budgeting, internal controls, financial and accounting transactions
    • Deliver industry and technical expertise in audit and assurance through client interactions, reports, technical work, management presentations and the creation of high quality deliverables
    • Manage project financials (budgets, WIPS, timely billing and 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
    • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
    • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
    • 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
    • Develop, coach, and train 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 Bachelor’s Degree in business, commerce or other relevant field (Accounting and/or Finance major is preferred)
    • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, or equivalent
    • Senior Manager - Minimum Seven (7) to eight (8) years of experience performing external audits within a Credit Union or banking environment or experience working within a Credit Union or the financial services industry
    • Manager - Minimum four (4) years of experience performing external audits within a Credit Union or banking environment or experience working within a Credit Union or the financial services industry
    • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and 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, 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

    MYREWARDS@MNP

    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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