Senior Accountant, Canadian Corporate Tax
MNP
Montréal, QC

Performance Expectations

  • Assist in the completion of Canadian corporate tax engagements involving advice on tax planning opportunities, tax minimization strategies, and compliance issues
  • Responsible for the completion of tax engagements by computing taxes owed, preparing corporate tax returns (and other compliance slips), preparing year-end tax forms (T4s/T5s), calculating and reviewing share capital, and ensuring compliance with government standards
  • Prepare basic tax reorganizations including engagement planning, the collection of data, the development of step plans and building direct client relationships
  • Set up files for new clients and newly incorporated businesses
  • Prepare journal entries and provide bookkeeping services as required by clients
  • Participate in the review legal documents such as articles of incorporation, purchase agreements and amalgamation agreements
  • Correspond with clients and various government agencies to address tax compliance issues
  • Prepare correspondence, technical reports, client summaries and presentations outlining findings, facts and highlights resulting from the client engagement
  • Investigate and correct discrepancies/ irregularities in financial entries, documents and reports
  • Raise identified technical issues with manager or engagement partner
  • Update manager or engagement partner on the progress of engagements
  • Develop and apply knowledge of the Canadian Income Tax Act and related legislation
  • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
  • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
  • Maintain high quality control by reviewing tax returns and other work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team members
  • Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable
  • 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
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
  • Liaise and correspond professionally with clients, colleagues and the firm leadership team
  • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness
  • Attend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledge

Credentials

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Accounting and/or Finance major is preferred)
  • Completion of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or completion of CFE examination and working towards relevant practical experience requirements
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of relevant work experience in public accounting or tax
  • Experience in the preparation of domestic tax compliance as well as research and documentation of tax issues
  • Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting is preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Canadian Income Tax Act
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bilingual spoken and written (French and English)
  • 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

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Accounting: 2 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)
  • French (Required)