• Senior Manager, Expatriate Tax (Cross-Border 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 a Senior Manager, Expatriate Tax (Cross-Border Services) for our growing Expatriate Tax team. Providing the highest level of excellence, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Our Tax team works with individuals and organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors providing comprehensive strategies that minimize risk, meet tax compliance and reporting requirements, drive efficiencies and maximize returns. Specifically, our Expatriate Tax team provides businesses and their employees with taxation advice regarding domestic and foreign assignments to meet compliance and help mitigate their risk. The team also provides U.S. and Canadian residents with taxation advice related to all aspects of cross-border tax compliance and planning.



    Performance Expectations

    • Lead multiple client facing engagement teams and manage U.S. and combined U.S.- Canadian individual income and estate tax return preparation for:
      • U.S. citizens living in Canada, particularly entrepreneurs
      • U.S. residents working in Canada
      • Canadians working and investing in the U.S.
    • Working closely with Partners and Senior Managers, manage tax planning and compliance engagements for individuals with U.S. and Canadian tax requirements
    • Accountable for the delivery of industry and technical expertise relating to Canadian and U.S. individual income tax, social security and international tax treaties
    • Oversee and innovate engagement planning, budgeting, coordination of the compliance process and the collection of data and billing
    • Participate in expatriate policy design and implementation and in expatriate compensation design and implementation
    • Carry out cross-border income tax and estate planning
    • Maintain high quality control by reviewing tax returns and other work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team members
    • Develop strong client relationships by providing high quality, timely, and innovative tax services to our clients
    • Identify methods to innovate the client experience and maximize value on client deliverables
    • Network and take a leadership role in the local professional and business community while raising awareness of MNP and looking for new business development opportunities
    • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring to managers and staff
    • Work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment focusing on cross-border taxation needs of our clients
    • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
    • Manage a team of reviewers and preparers and coordinate workflow between local team and foreign offices


    • Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA) with a U.S. designation (CPA or EA) (Other professional accounting designation with experience will be considered. Completion of a US
    • Master’s Degree in Taxation would be a definite asset)
    • Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles
    • Five (5) to eight (8) years of relevant work experience in public accounting and/or tax consulting
    • Excellent technical background in individual Canadian, U.S. and cross-border taxation issues with a strong understanding of tax treaties
    • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify and research issues and translate to meaningful solutions for our clientsExcellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Proven track record in building client relationships
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment, supervising and mentoring staff while managing multiple work flows
    • Proficient with tax research methods and databases
    • Proficient with various tax and accounting software such as TaxPrep, ProSystems, GoSystem and CaseWare.
    • 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 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


    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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