Senior Accountant, Assurance and Accounting - Public Companies

Recruiter
MNP
Location
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
19 Sep 2020
Ref
7680
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant
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 Public Companies team. Working with public 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 public 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.

YOUR ROLE @ MNP

Performance Expectations
  • 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

Credentials
  • 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
  • 2 to 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


YOUR REWARDS @ MNP

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!