Senior Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Agriculture

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level

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 Manager for our growing Assurance and Accounting - Agriculture team. Dedicated to protecting farmers and maximizing results, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm for Canada's agriculture industry. Since 1958, our agriculture team has proudly worked alongside farmers and processors to keep their agricultural businesses current, competitive and profitable. We have invested more time and resources into understanding agriculture than any other firm. With more than 15,000 agriculture clients and a team of over 600 agriculture specialists, we deliver a diverse suite of services specifically tailored to help operations thrive.


Performance Expectations
  • Manage a portfolio of clients while ensuring their needs are met and that relationships and accounts grow and develop
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the agricultural industry through interactions with clients, key agricultural leaders in the community and fellow colleagues
  • Apply professional judgement when making non-routine decisions and seek guidance where appropriate
  • Plan, budget, schedule and coordinate the delivery of various client engagements, with a focus on assurance and compliance tax
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
  • Manage work in progress, billings, and collections of client engagements
  • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP's services, businesses and industry through training and experiential learning with clients
  • Think strategically 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
  • Manage, mentor, 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 accounting and assurance knowledge
  • 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
  • Earn respect and trust from others by building relationships

  • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • Minimum seven (7) to eight (8) years of relevant work experience in public accounting
  • Strong knowledge of and experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian personal and corporate income taxes
  • Understanding of AgriStability and AgriInvest would be a benefit
  • Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles
  • Experience working with accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks, QBO, Xero, Ag Expert or Simply Accounting
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Strong communication skills

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


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!