Senior Manager, Assurance Professional Standards - Technical Services
Position ID 2019-5914 Position Type Full Time Position Location(s) CA-AB-Calgary CA-ON-Toronto
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. This role is the ideal opportunity for an experienced CPA / CA who has a passion for financial reporting to become a valued member of our National Office technical services team.
Delivering quality in everything we do, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada.
Our Assurance and Accounting team is committed to providing meaningful and reliable financial information that ensures our clients are always well protected and positioned.
Working internally, the successful candidate will add value by applying their deep knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and auditing standards to advise and assist practitioners to deliver high quality assurance services to MNP’s clients.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Provide advice and practical solutions on complex accounting and assurance issues
Research and respond to queries on the application of IFRS and auditing standards
Deliver industry and technical expertise in assurance and accounting through the creation of high-quality reports and presentations
Lead engagement quality control reviews of client files
Promote the importance of quality control to partners, managers and staff across the firm, and play an integral role in driving our quality initiatives
Support the development and maintenance of the Firm’s engagement policies, guidelines, and accounting and auditing protocols
Stay informed of changes in the profession through research and by attending relevant industry events and training / information sessions
Develop and facilitate accounting and assurance related training in MNP’s extensive, in-house education programs
Liaise and correspond professionally with practitioner colleagues and the firm leadership team
Liaise and correspond professionally with standard-setters, member bodies and regulators
Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
Leverage team members appropriately to ensure delivery of resources that are complete, accurate and timely
Mentor, motivate and coach team members towards professional and personal development by setting clear expectations, providing feedback and addressing performance issues promptly in addition to conducting formal, written performance reviews
Promote strong work effort, a balanced lifestyle and a high standard of team wellness
Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
Minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant work experience in public accounting
Significant experience in the provision of audit and assurance services to public companies
In-depth knowledge and experience in the application of auditing standards and IFRS
Familiarity with the inspection program of the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB)
Experience in the design and execution of engagement procedures based on risk and materiality
Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles
Strong computer literacy including effective working skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Proven technical writing and project management skills
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 his or her own performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals;
is highly organized and uses personal judgment and decision-making skills
Flexibility effectively manages multiple assignments, adapts to changing priorities and is able to work independently or as part of a team
Work Ethic consistently performs to high quality standards, is dependable and has a constant drive to improve
Strategic Planning analyzes the Firm’s competitive position by considering market and industry trends, existing and potential clients, and strengths and weaknesses of competitors
Research & Analysis questions inconsistencies in information and generates workable solutions by analyzing, gathering and organizing relevant information
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.