Senior Manager, IT & Scientific Research & Experimental Development (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 a Senior Manager for our IT & Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) team. We have openings in our Toronto office. 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 SR&ED team consists of industry-leading professionals who have the knowledge and experience to help businesses take full advantage of funding opportunities and the multitude of available provincial incentives.



Performance Expectations

  • Interface with Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and software developers at companies doing leading edge software development
  • Assist clients to identify, prepare and claim development tasks / activities under the SR&ED Tax Credit program
  • Identify industry advances within the IT / Software / Computer field and other areas of technical innovation
  • Write reports to provide an overview of client software development projects
  • Manage multiple projects; deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Interact with Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Southwest Ontario (SWO) peers, clients, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) representatives and the funding and investment community as a professional in your field
  • Advocate for IT / software / computer industry and business rights that protect the taxpayer in claiming SR&ED benefits; build arguments and cases to defend those rights
  • Network and market MNP SR&ED services to existing and prospective clients


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of Industry experience in software development / technology
  • Experience working with technology as a Technology Developer, Senior Analyst or Consultant in product and tools development, implementation and integration, internal application development, product management of Software Development Kits (SDKs), infrastructure platforms (i.e. Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)), frameworks and/or enterprise class applications.
  • Exposure to the most current development technologies and environments including: cloud storage and computing, mobile app development, game development, web application development, etc.
  • Broad development experience with current technologies including: PHP, MySQL, XML, Java, .NET, SQL Server, Oracle, Objective-C, Ruby, Python, Flash, Open source and Agile environments, etc.
  • Experience with sales and customer relationship management
  • SR&ED experience including writing and supporting IT based SR&ED claims is a large asset
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to be mentored into, understanding how financial service organizations like MNP operate, market and access relationships for cross service sales and work with non-accounting professionals
  • Focus on achieving high quality, timely and profitable results
  • Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity and a desire for continuous learning.
  • Experience in leading and mentoring a team


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)
  • Problem Solving – innovative and able to generate workable solutions by analyzing, gathering and organizing all relevant information
  • 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


More than a paycheque, MNP delivers. You’ll be empowered to share your ideas, take on new challenges and advance your career.


Join a diverse firm committed to maintaining its unique culture and fostering a balanced lifestyle. MNP offers benefits that allow you to thrive at work and outside the office! You can expect: generous paid time off including 4 personal days, firm sponsored FUN social events, a group pension plan with 4% matching contribution, client and team member referral bonuses, a wellness subsidy, health and dental benefits, work-life flexibility, exclusive access to a variety of perks and discounts, professional development assistance, learning opportunities through MNP University, a flexible dress for your day environment and more!





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