• Conversion Specialist, Bookkeeping / Accounting

    Position ID
    2018-5072
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Position Location(s)
    CA-SK-Saskatoon
  • 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 currently seeking a Conversion Specialist, Bookkeeping / Accounting for our growing Administration team. MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Strategically supporting the firm, our Administration team anticipates the needs of our team members and Partners. We effectively communicate information for service lines, industry and specialty groups, and operations at all levels throughout the firm. Our administrators support initiatives and ensure efficiency, allowing MNP to better serve our clients and people.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Performance Expectations

    • Responsible for executing successful implementations and converting client files from desktop applications (e.g. QuickBooks Desktop, Sage 50) to cloud accounting applications (e.g. QBO, Xero, Sage Business Cloud)
    • Responsible for planning the conversion approach and executing implementation related tasks, including:
      • Pre-migration data validation
      • Accounting system configuration
      • Data migration
      • Post migration data validation
    • Review GL accounts, including but not limited to cash, bank reconciliations, prepaid expenses, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, intercompany and point of sale (POS) / system uploads
    • Support chart of accounts mapping from the legacy system to the new application
    • Identify data quality issues and errors, investigate discrepancies and discuss with managers or engagement partners to develop resolutions
    • Execute system migration processes:
      • Review accounting data from legacy systems and validate data quality
      • Resolve issues noted in the historic data prior to migration
      • Complete the migration from the legacy system(s) to the cloud accounting platform
      • Execute post migration validation activities
    • Organize and coordinate stakeholder engagement, as required
    • Prioritize and execute multiple migrations within defined timelines
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve MNP’s implementation methodology

    Credentials

    • Successfully obtained an Accounting certificate or a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Accounting, Finance or MIS major considered an asset)
    • Minimum five (5) years or more of bookkeeping related experience
    • Strong understanding of the bookkeeping process, including:
      • Correct data entry processes – focusing on transparency, efficiency and accuracy
      • Reconciliations of GST, PST, source deductions, bank and credit card accounts
      • Foreign exchange transactions
      • Departmental accounting
      • Project accounting
    • Demonstrated experience working with desktop based small business accounting packages, including QuickBooks Desktop, Sage 50 and/or other legacy desktop products
    • Demonstrated experience or desire to work with cloud-based accounting packages (QBO, Xero, Sage Business Cloud)
    • Demonstrated experience executing accounting system implementations, preference will be given to implementation experience moving from desktop based products to cloud applications
    • Demonstrate a passion for bookkeeping and seeing accurate results
    • Advanced Microsoft Office experience including: Word, Excel and Image editing software (i.e. GIMP, Snag It, etc.)
    • 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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