Manager, Consulting - Indigenous Services
Position ID 2019-6419 Position Type Full Time Position Location(s) CA-AB-Calgary
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 Manager for our growing Indigenous Services team. MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm for Indigenous Nations, businesses and entrepreneurs in Canada.
With more than 250 Indigenous clients and 300 team members dedicated to this sector, no other firm has invested as much time and resources into serving the unique needs of Indigenous communities.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Responsible for the delivery of consulting services such as program evaluation, strategic planning, business planning and business process improvement
Experienced in conducting financial modeling, business planning, feasibility studies, strategic planning, operational planning, program reviews, program redesigns and other forms of management consulting, specifically for Indigenous organizations.
Manage project financials (budgets, WIP, timely billing, collection, variance recognition)
Organize and manage the MNP engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
Think strategically and proactively about client needs by understanding their business and key risks
Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value
Maintain high quality control by reviewing work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team members
Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable
Leverage team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly
Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry through experiential learning with clients
Network and take a leadership role in the local professional, business, and community while raising awareness of MNP and looking for new business development opportunities
Promote MNP services through the delivery of presentations, writing articles, facilitating workshops or participating in community activities
Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes while effectively using MNP internal programs and systems
Develop, coach, and train team members towards professional and personal development
Conduct formal, written annual performance reviews
Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness
Attend internal MNP courses to further develop knowledge around performance improvement
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in business, economics, public policy, or another related field
Completion of a Master’s Degree in business, economics, public policy, or another related field
Completion of a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Certification is an asset
Six (6) to seven (7) years of experience in conducting / leading consulting engagements, ideally in a client-service environment
Experience working with project problem diagnosis, solution development, client communications, facilitation of decision making, documentation, managing client expectations, project profitability and team leadership
Professional or personal experience working with First Nations and other Indigenous organizations and communities
Working knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulations, protocols and current issues related to First Nations and other Indigenous communities
Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Travel to client locations including remote / rural locations is to be expected
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)
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
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.