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 and make time for FUN. We are one firm, one team, collaborating to provide you with the coaching, mentoring and feedback required to launch your career.Be part of the momentum. We are seeking a Co-op CPA Articling Student for our Tax team for a4 monthterm beginning January 7, 2019 until April 26, 2019. Providing the highest level of excellence, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Our Tax team works with individuals and organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, providing comprehensive strategies that minimize risk, meet tax compliance and reporting requirements, reduce costs and maximize returns.When applying, please submit your resume, cover letter, transcript and other applicable forms, as necessary, in one (1) document. Applications for this role will need to be submitted by 11:59 pm on September 21, 2018.Performance ExpectationsDevelop technical skills in areas such as: compilations, reviews, bookkeeping and tax Develop and apply knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and/or Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)Develop and apply knowledge of the Canadian Income Tax Act and related legislationResearch various tax related issues and conclude on their potential implicationsSet-up files for new clients and newly incorporated businesses, manage multiple files simultaneously and conduct inventory countsCollaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlinesCollect and analyze relevant financial and tax dataReview, investigate and correct discrepancies and irregularities in financial entries, documents and reports Establish charts of accounts and prepare entries for posting to accounts Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns ensuring compliance with government standards for various types of entities; profit, not-for-profit, partnerships and trusts (may prepare T4 and T5 tax returns)Perform on all sections of a client file and ensure documentationPrepare correspondence, technical reports, client summaries and presentations outlining findings, facts and highlights resulting from the client engagementDevelop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry through experiential learning with clientsLiaise and correspond professionally with clients, colleagues and the firm leadership teamLearn about key financial systems of clients and how to analyze riskCorrespond with clients and various government agencies to address client tax compliance issuesRaise identified client issues that need to be addressed with managers and engagement partnersContribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes while effectively using MNP internal programs and systems Raise awareness of MNP through discussions at community events including client and company sponsored functionsAttend internal MNP courses to further develop tax and accounting knowledgeCredentialsWorking towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Accounting or Finance major preferred) Working towards all necessary prerequisites for admission into the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP)Enrolled in the Co-op program at your post-secondary institutionPrevious tax or accounting related office experience is an assetCustomer service and/or client service experience is desirableExperience working with, or exposure to, tax and accounting software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting is beneficialStrong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPointSome travel may be requiredCore Competencies and Personal CharacteristicsIntegrity – professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationshipsEnergy – displays enthusiasm, optimism, drive and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyleDiversity – understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differencesCommunication – effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with othersClient Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service by being courteous, responding to client requests in a timely manner and monitoring satisfactionTeamwork & 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 FirmAccountability – 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 makingFlexibility – effectively manages multiple assignments, adapts to changing priorities and is able to work independently or as part of a teamOur Firm encourages a balanced lifestyle and offers competitive pay that suits the way our team members work and play! 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.