• Accounting Technician, SR&ED

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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 Accounting Technician for our growing SR&ED 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, reduce costs and maximize returns.



    Performance Expectations

    • Assist clients in identifying, preparing and processing tax returns containing SR&ED claims
    • Prepare excel spreadsheets to summarize client labour, contract, material costs, and taxes owed
    • Coordinate and manage multiple ongoing projects while working with a cross-functional team
    • Plan, organize and execute engagements on time and on budget, with an attention to detail and preparation of files without mistakes
    • Raise identified client issues that need to be addressed with managers and engagement partners
    • Assist with effectively defending SR&ED claims upon CRA review. Present written arguments for eligibility in a concise, clearly communicated, written format that is compliant with CRA criteria
    • Communicate with clients and government agencies to address client tax compliance issues, follow up on claims filed, and respond to requests for information
    • Liaise and correspond professionally with clients and colleagues
    • Detail oriented - Ability to follow instructions and established processes
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes while effectively using MNP internal programs, systems, and specific SR&ED department processes
    • Learn and apply knowledge of the Canadian Income Tax Act, related legislation, and SR&ED Tax Policy as needed
    • Attend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting taxation knowledge
    • Support multiple managers / partners with: review and manage upcoming deadlines and work requirements with team; manage the flow of work to the team / clients such as documents for review/signature, invoicing and A/R, RFP responses, support new template development, assist in the creation of presentations, record minutes at meetings, e-filing tax returns with CRA
    • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
    • Coordinate and schedule internal and external meetings, appointments


    • Completed post-secondary education program with an Accounting or Business focus
    • Previous accounting related office experience (CPA, CGA or CPA, CMA, Bookkeeping, etc.) including bookkeeping, preparation of financial statements / corporate tax returns is an asset
    • Experience with Accounting and Tax software is an asset: CaseWare, Profile, Tax Cycle, TaxPrep
    • Exposure to SR&ED tax credit submissions is an asset
    • Strong computer literacy including advanced working skills of Excel and Excel templates (formulas, pivot tables etc.), Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
    • Experience providing excellent client service is desirable
    • Genuine motivation to help clients
    • Positive attitude, and willingness to learn / grow in the position
    • Ability to work within an hour budget, and achieve deadlines
    • Good written and verbal communication to interface with clients
    • Ability to research, assemble arguments, and communicate effectively through the written word
    • Ability to work independently, as well as part of the SR&ED professional staff team
    • Proven track record in maintaining client business

    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


    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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