• Manager or Senior Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Technology

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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 for our growing team, specifically for our Technology Niche! Our Technology niche focus is growing with the region's technology ecosystem in Waterloo and Southwest Ontario. This position is for candidates who are looking to take on a leadership role within our office and build their career with the Technology community. This role is also ideal for someone who is looking for a future partnership position within the firm. Delivering quality in everything we do, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Our team is committed to providing meaningful and reliable financial information that ensures our clients are always well protected and positioned.



    Performance Expectations

    • Lead client-facing team on assurance work, audits, compliance tax engagements, budgeting, internal controls, financial and accounting transactions, etc. 
    • Build / enhance our Technology Niche focused group with connections and relationships in the SWO technology marketplace
    • Coordinate our Technology Niche team members which include Assurance, Tax, SR&ED, and Advisory cross-functional areas
    • Deliver expert industry and technical expertise in audit and assurance through client interactions, written reports, technical work, management presentations and the creation of high quality deliverables
    • Apply knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE). International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) knowledge is considered an asset
    • Verify and test financial statesments and supporting disclosures
    • Simultaneously manage three to four engagements
    • Lead engagements, identify and analyze client needs and provide clients with comprehensive solutions and advice
    • Develop connections and relationships within the technology community
    • Prepare and deliver competitive audit proposals
    • Identify and analyze client needs and provide clients with comprehensive solutions and advice
    • Design, develop and deliver final reports and/or presentations to client
    • Coach and engage project team ensuring an understanding of project parameters, overall plan, time commitment and expectations
    • Utilize 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


    • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or equivalent
    • Minimum four (4) years of relevant work experience in public accounting, ideally working with Technology clients
    • Experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    • Knowledge of items that are of concern to Technology clients including: typical assurance-related items (Accounting for SAAS, stock options, etc.), government grants, SR&ED, fundraising, etc.
    • Experience in the design of engagement procedures based on risk and materiality
    • Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles
    • 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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