CPA Articling Accountant, Assurance and Accounting

Grande Prairie, Alberta
Early Career


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.

Join the momentum. We are currently seeking a CPA Articling Accountant for our growing Assurance and Accounting team. Delivering quality in everything we do, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Our Assurance and Accounting team is committed to providing meaningful and reliable financial information that ensures our clients are always well protected and positioned.

When applying, please submit your resume, cover letter, transcript and other applicable forms, as necessary, in one (1) document. Expected start date for this position is September 2020.


Performance Expectations

Develop technical skills in areas such as: compilations, reviews, audits, bookkeeping and tax

Develop and apply knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)

Obtain and review documents from third party sources for audit process

Set-up files for new clients and newly incorporated businesses, manage multiple files simultaneously and conduct inventory counts

Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines

Perform accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital asset acquisition and disposition and payroll walk-through with the client in a professional manner

Summarize current financial status by collecting information and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statements and other relevant reports

Assess appropriateness of audit evidence for expenses, revenues, capital asset additions, accounts payable, accounts receivable and prepaid expenses

Review, investigate and correct discrepancies and irregularities in financial entries, documents and reports

Establish charts of accounts and prepare entries for posting to accounts

Prepare correspondence, technical reports, client summaries and presentations outlining findings, facts and highlights resulting from the client engagement

Develop a thorough understanding of MNP's services, businesses and industry through experiential learning with clients

Liaise and correspond professionally with clients, colleagues and the firm leadership team

Learn about clients' key financial systems and how to analyze risk

Analyze client financial reporting for accurate and appropriate recording of revenues and expenses

Raise identified client issues that need to be addressed with managers and engagement partners

Contribute 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 functions

Attend internal MNP courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledge

Study for CPA while working; effectively manage both work and studies


Successfully obtained, or working towards, a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Accounting or Finance major preferred)

Completion of, or working towards, all necessary prerequisites for admission into the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP) upon commencement of employment

Previous accounting related office experience is an asset

Customer service and/or client service experience is desirable

Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting is beneficial

Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Some travel may be required

Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics


– professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships


– displays enthusiasm, optimism, drive and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle


– understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences


– 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


– 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


– effectively manages multiple assignments, adapts to changing priorities and is able to work independently or as part of a team


MNP encourages a balanced lifestyle and offers benefits that suit the way our team members work and play! In addition to a competitive salary, our MyRewards@MNP package includes paid personal days, wellness program initiatives, health and dental benefits, a group pension plan with matching contribution, firm sponsored social events and professional development assistance.

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.

How to Apply