• Manager or Senior Manager, U.S. Personal Tax

    Position ID
    2018-5128
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Position Location(s)
    CA-AB-Calgary
  • 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 for our growing U.S. Personal Tax Services 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 U.S. Personal Tax Services team provides businesses and their employees with taxation advice regarding domestic and foreign assignments to meet compliance and help mitigate their risk.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Performance Expectations

    • Lead multiple client facing engagement teams responsible for managing U.S. and combined US-Canadian individual income tax return preparation for U.S. citizens living in Canada, U.S. residents working in Canada, and Canadians working and investing in the U.S.
    • Assist in carrying out cross-border income tax and estate planning
    • Accountable for the delivery of industry and technical expertise relating to Canadian and U.S. individual income tax, social security and international tax treaties
    • Responsible for quality deliverables such as reports, technical memos and management presentations
    • Manage project financials (budgets, WIPS, timely billing and collection and variance recognition)
    • Correspond with team members and clients in response to specific Canadian and U.S. individual tax queries
    • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
    • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks
    • Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value
    • 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
    • Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable
    • 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
    • Leverage team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
    • 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

    • Five (5) to eight (8) years of relevant work experience in public accounting and/or tax consulting
    • Extensive knowledge of and experience working in Canadian and U.S. individual and income and estate tax
    • Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles
    • Experience working with, accounting and tax software such as CaseWare, ProSystem and TaxPrep
    • 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 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

    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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