• Manager, Tax Controversy

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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 Manager for our growing Tax Controversy 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

    • Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
    • Make representations and negotiation with Revenue Quebec and the Canada Revenue Agency
    • Work closely with senior members of the MNP tax team and other MNP teams
    • Liaise and correspond professionally with clients, colleagues and tax authorities
    • Identify financial / legal issues; research and analyze complicated situations quickly and develop practical solutions in an efficient and timely manner
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
    • Work closely with leading tax specialists; be part of a sophisticated team providing advice to a variety of clients and assisting them in their tax matters
    • Develop good working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
    • Develop a good understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
    • Remain informed and up-to-date on all new jurisprudence and decisions issued by courts in matters of taxation law as well as the new approaches and directives taken by the taxation authorities
    • Actively participate in internal professional development events
    • Fully bilingual (French / English), both verbal and spoken


    • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or in BA or other degree, coupled with the completion of the CPA designation
    • Completion of the In-depth Tax Course (I, II) or Masters in tax
    • One (1) to three (3) years of experience as a Manager in tax controversy / litigation or five (5) to seven (7) years total experience
    • Published an article(s) in Tax journal is considered an asset
    • Broad exposure and knowledge of provincial and federal income tax; possess strong issue recognition and proficient at tax research
    • Strong project management skills and ability to work on the entire life cycle of client engagements
    • Experience with tax planning and/or tax compliance for mid-market clients preferred
    • 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
    • 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
    • Initiative – highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision


    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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