Senior Accountant, Assurance and Accounting - Audit
Position ID 2019-5721 Position Type Full Time Position Location(s) CA-ON-Burlington
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 seeking a Senior Accountant for our growing Audit team. Working with public and private companies to help them thrive in any market, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm for this dynamic sector.
Regardless of company size or the industry in which it operates, our team of trusted advisors helps companies comply with complex regulatory requirements, information security issues, growing shareholder expectations, privacy matters and investor relations.
Our customized solutions are specifically designed to mitigate risk, improve performance and operate more efficiently. Registered with the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) ensures our team adheres to the highest quality auditing standards in the industry.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
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
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 accounting related experience in public accounting working on public company engagements
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)
Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is considered an asset
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
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.