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Senior Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Real Estate and Construction (4800045)

Banking, Mortgage, Investment

Branch Manager



Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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 - Real Estate and Construction team. Building a stronger foundation for real estate and construction companies, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm for the real estate and construction sector. Our specialists are actively involved with boards, committees and government organizations to stay on top of changing industry forces and emerging trends. We provide clients with insight and solutions related to the preeminent challenges real estate and construction businesses face, as well as guidance to help our clients make informed decisions that will put their company ahead of the competition. **This position has a strong potential for a fast track to partnership for the right individual.Performance ExpectationsDemonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the Private Enterprise industry through interactions with clients, key business leaders in the community and fellow colleaguesPrepare professional correspondence, technical reports, client summaries and presentations outlining findings, facts and highlights resulting from the client engagementExecute transactions through the provision of client services including planning, budgeting, scheduling and coordinating engagements Review, investigate and correct discrepancies and irregularities in financial entries and reports Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlinesDevelop ability to ensure clients and targets have the information they need to make decisions Develop ability to provide alternatives to client or target and effectively explain how each alternative can address their needs and how the engagement will be affectedContribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes Attend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledgeProactively seek and/or volunteer for additional assignments, responsibilities, etc.Contribute ideas and solutions to assist with the development and/or implementation of changeRecognize different personality and communication styles and adjust approach accordinglyConvey messages in a clear and concise manner to small and/or medium audiencesDevelop ability to manage questions within a presentation to help audience clearly understand perspectiveManage team compliance with MNP values and code of conduct including confidentiality, integrity, honesty and ethical behaviorAccept accountability for overall engagement completions and ensure all deadlines are communicated and metMaintain high quality control by reviewing work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team membersDevelop a thorough understanding of MNP's services, businesses and industryAchieve appropriate turnaround on engagementsComplete assigned engagements within budget/parametersMonitor work-in-progress (WIP) and engagement budgets in accordance with WIP policyEffectively manage engagements to achieve target realizationAdhere to quality assurance and risk management practices when seeking improvements in engagements and/or methodologiesRespond to client requests, issues and concerns in a professional and timely manner, seeking guidance when necessaryDevelop ability to understand unique features of clients' business/industryMaintain technical competence by continuing to participate in professional education programs and training sessionsDemonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of MNP standards for engagement performanceReview others' work for accuracy and completenessApply professional judgement when making non-routine decisions and seek guidance where appropriateCredentials6 to 8 years of experience post CPA designation; preference will be given to those who have experience working in Private Enterprise within a public accounting services firmPrevious accounting work with Real Estate and Construction clients will be considered an assetExperience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as CaseWare, Profile, Tax prep, QuickBooks and Simply Sage Accounting is beneficialStrong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint OutlookExtensive knowledge of and experience working with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) 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 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 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 clientsBusiness 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 contingenciesAgility 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 goalsCoaching – 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 makingMore 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!