Senior Manager, Accounting Advisory
KPMG
Ottawa, ON, CA
2d ago

Job Description

You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 207,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 153 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this.

Overview of the opportunity :

We are currently looking for a growth-focused Senior Manager that is passionate about technical accounting and delivering exceptional client service.

The ideal candidate has a track record of growth, and enjoys helping clients and engagement teams resolve complex accounting issues by providing technical accounting advice.

This position is the right fit for you if you are geographically flexible, and don’t mind travel of 15-33% at select times of the year as we deliver accounting advisory mandates.

What You Will Do

The senior manager position will involve applying technical knowledge of accounting policies and standards under PSAB and IFRS to public sector entities.

The role offers continued learning opportunities that will keep you on the cutting edge of new pronouncements and on the forefront of new deals and innovative transactions.

The ideal candidate will work with a select group that are gurus in public sector financial reporting and financial managements.

  • Individuals will focus on PSAB and IFRS consultations, queries and projects, as well as financial management initiatives such as restructurings and transitions;
  • costing; public private partnerships; internal controls over financial reporting; and chart of accounts redesign. Depending on the candidate’s background, individuals may also focus on ASPE and Enterprise clients.

    Our work environment is flexible, and offers opportunities to work from home and adjust your hours to suit your family environment.

    More specifically, the successful candidate may be responsible for

  • Driving growth initiatives (key account pursuits; proposals; presentations) for accounting advisory clients;
  • Leading and contributing to accounting advisory projects, including complex accounting matters under PSAB and IFRS; costing;
  • financial reporting and business process design; restructurings and transitions; public private partnerships; and chart of accounts redesign.

  • Building your professional network and growing the accounting advisory business across Regions East;
  • Coaching and developing other professionals working on accounting advisory projects across Regions East;
  • Assisting with research and responding to consultations and queries, and requests for accounting advice;
  • Assisting one (or more) members of a technical topic team with the coordination of meetings, preparation and delivery of training material, preparation of technical material and publications, including tools and checklists;
  • Planning for and developing internal and external thought leadership publications and events; and
  • Facilitating external and internal training.
  • What You Bring To The Role

    A successful candidate will possess the following skills and behaviors

    An entrepreneurial growth mindset that supports you in generating new opportunities for accounting advisory projects.

    Persistence in project delivery excellence and generating growth.

    An interest and intellectual curiosity in accounting policies and standards, and applying these principles to complex transactions in the public sector or enterprise market.

    Ambition to learn new things as well as analyze, research and solve problems on complex accounting issues, while displaying good judgment.

  • Superior written and oral communication skills, with the ability to uncomplicate the complicated’ by expressing ideas clearly, convincingly and concisely to both external and internal stakeholders.
  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently, but also work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage competing demands, without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Also, the ability to deliver assignments and respond to queries on a timely basis.

  • Must display good judgment.
  • 7+ years of public accounting experience or equivalent work experience
  • Canadian CPA designation, or equivalent
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
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