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 currently seeking a Senior Accountant for our growing Assurance and Accounting – Private Enterprise team. As an entrepreneurial firm built for entrepreneurs, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm for private enterprise. Our team of trusted advisors develop customized strategies and programs to assist business owners in responding to emerging trends, anticipating risk effectively, improving performance and operating more efficiently so they can maximize operations and better grow their bottom line. Performance ExpectationsConduct compilation, review, bookkeeping and tax engagementsPrepare financial statements and corresponding notesCompute 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 Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)Investigate and correct discrepancies/ irregularities in financial entries, documents and reports Respond to client questions and queriesRaise identified technical issues with manager or engagement partnerUpdate manager or engagement partner on the progress of engagementsVouch and assess appropriateness of audit evidenceClearly document evidence from testing and conclusions madeComplete bank and other account reconciliationsPrepare payroll, GST and government reportsPrepare professional correspondence, technical reports, client summaries and presentations outlining findings, facts and highlights resulting from the client engagementCollaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlinesSet-up files for new clients and newly incorporated businessesWork with accounting software and provide support to clientsDevelop and maintain relationships with client management Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industryContribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes Raise awareness of MNP at community eventsLead engagement teams while coaching and mentoring junior team membersAttend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledgeStudy for CPA while working; effectively manage both work and studiesCredentialsPossess 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 considered2 to4 years of relevant work experience in public accountingExperience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Taxprep, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting is beneficialStrong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OutlookExtensive knowledge of and experience working with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and Accounting Standards for Not-For-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) with a strong working knowledge of corporate and personal income taxesSome 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 teamMore 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!