Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Private Enterprise

Ottawa, Ontario
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, 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 Manager 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.



  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the Private Enterprise industry through interactions with clients, key agricultural leaders in the community and fellow colleagues
  • Apply knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE); International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) knowledge is consider an asset
  • Promote the Firm in the community through strategic involvement in external organizations, social events and agricultural based professional associations
  • Develop a referral base from effectively networking with contacts and other professionals and generate new contacts
  • Participate in strategically identified MNP business development events and develop the ability to engage target audience at these events
  • Effectively network to develop relationships with MNP experts in all service lines and niches
  • Develop skills in marketing MNP through presentations, speeches, conferences and company sponsored functions
  • Develop ability to ensure clients and targets have the information they need in order to make decisions and to accept additional services that add value
  • Work as part of a pursuit team in target pursuit activities for new clients
  • Develop ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to sell services
  • 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 affected
  • Proactively seek and/or volunteer for additional assignments, responsibilities, etc.
  • Contribute ideas and solutions to assist with the development and/or implementation of change
  • Recognize different personality and communication styles and adjust approach accordingly
  • Develop effectiveness in identifying and resolving communication issues between others
  • Convey messages in a clear and concise manner to small and/or medium audiences
  • Develop ability to manage questions within a presentation to help audience clearly understand perspective
  • Manage team compliance with MNP values and code of conduct including confidentiality, integrity, honesty and ethical behaviour
  • Earn respect and trust from others by building relationships
  • Encourage team members to have a strong work ethic and commitment to client service excellence
  • Encourage positive contributions and solution focused discussions when issues may arise
  • Contribute to decision making processes that are aligned to what is best for the team vs. individual gains
  • Create a safe environment where others feel they can contribute to group discussions openly and honestly
  • Provide ongoing, timely and specific, positive and constructive feedback to enhance team member skills and job performance, both informally and at formal performance meetings
  • Effectively liaise between leadership and team
  • Accept accountability for overall engagement completions and ensure all deadlines are communicated and met
  • Achieve appropriate turnaround on engagements
  • Challenge processes and tasks that were performed in the past and seek opportunities for increased effectiveness and efficiency
  • Complete assigned engagements within budget/parameters
  • Delegate tasks for optimum engagement leverage
  • Issue invoices according to the billing policy
  • Monitor work-in-progress (WIP) and engagement budgets in accordance with WIP policy
  • Effectively manage engagements to achieve target realization
  • Adhere to quality assurance and risk management practices when seeking improvements in engagements and/or methodologies
  • Respond to client requests, issues and concerns in a professional and timely manner, seeking guidance when necessary
  • Develop ability to understand unique features of clients’ business/industry
  • Maintain technical competence by continuing to participate in professional education programs and training sessions
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of MNP standards for engagement performance
  • Review others’ work for accuracy and completeness
  • Apply professional judgement when making non-routine decisions and seek guidance where appropriate

Skills and Experience

  • 2 years of experience post CPA designation; preference will be given to those who have experience working in a public accounting services Firm
  • Previous accounting work with agricultural clients will be considered an asset
  • Some travel may be required


More than a paycheque, MNP is proud to offer customized rewards for our team members. With a focus on health and wealth, we provide an extensive list of benefits that support our unique culture and foster work-life integration.  

Our MyRewards@MNP program offers benefits that allow you to thrive at work and outside of the office. Be rewarded with generous paid time off including 4 personal days, firm sponsored social events, a group pension plan with 4% matching contribution, voluntary savings products, bonus program eligibility, a wellness subsidy, health and dental benefits, mental health resources, exclusive access to perks and discounts, professional development assistance, learning opportunities through MNP University, a flexible dress for your day environment and more!


How to Apply