MNP

  • Senior Accountant

    Position ID
    2019-5606
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Position Location(s)
    CA-ON-Cornwall
  • 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 Senior Accountant for our growing team. Positioning professionals for success, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax, and business consulting firm to this diverse group that includes dentists, lawyers, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians and veterinarians. We provide clients with the industry insight and support they need to effectively manage their operations and grow their bottom line. We are committed to helping our clients realize their goals, whether they want to own their own practice, increase profitability of their existing business or develop a retirement plan.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Performance Expectations

    • Conduct compilation, review, audit, bookkeeping and tax engagements
    • Prepare financial statements and corresponding notes
    • Compute taxes owed and prepare personal and corporate tax returns (and other tax compliance slips) ensuring compliance with government standards
    • Prepare year-end tax forms (T4s and T5s)
    • Apply knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and/or Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)
    • Investigate and correct discrepancies/ irregularities in financial entries, documents and reports
    • Respond to client questions and queries
    • Raise identified technical issues with manager or engagement partner
    • Update manager or engagement partner on the progress of engagements
    • Vouch and assess appropriateness of audit evidence
    • Clearly document evidence from testing and conclusions made
    • Complete bank and other account reconciliations
    • Prepare payroll, DAS, CSST, GST and QST government reports, etc.
    • Prepare professional correspondence, technical reports, client summaries and presentations outlining findings, facts and highlights resulting from the client engagement
    • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
    • Set-up files for new clients and newly incorporated businesses
    • Work with accounting software and provide support to clients
    • Develop and maintain relationships with client management
    • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
    • Raise awareness of MNP at community events
    • Lead engagement teams while coaching and mentoring junior team members
    • Attend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledge
    • Study for CPA while working; effectively manage both work and studies
    • Raise awareness of MNP through discussions at community events including client and company sponsored functions
    • Respond to inquiries from members of the business community and general public concerning opportunities to provide services
    • Facilitate positive relations with clients and develop new client relationships
    • Network in the local business community; consider business development opportunities
    • Facilitate client relationships with MNP and teams to deliver client service excellence

    Credentials     

    • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Accounting and/or Finance major is preferred)
    • Completion of CPA designation or working towards a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation; completion of CFE examination and working towards relevant practical experience requirements will also be considered
    • Two (2) to four (4) years of relevant work experience in public accounting
    • Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting is beneficial
    • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    • Experience with relationship building and business development
    • 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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