Accounting Technician


  • Performance Expectations

    • Assist with compilation, review, audit, bookkeeping and tax engagements
    • Prepare and maintain government remittances/filings, accounts receivable, expenses, accounts payable and payroll transactions
    • Set-up client files, assist with the completion of budgets and complete administrative planning and other aspects of accounting work
    • Perform the month-end and quarter-end close process
    • Maintain, monitor and reconcile GL accounts, including but not limited to cash, bank reconciliations, prepaid expenses, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, intercompany and point of sale (POS)/system uploads
    • Identify issues and errors, investigate discrepancies and discuss with managers or engagement partners to develop resolutions
    • Communicate with governments regarding information requests, assessments and installments
    • Work with accounting software and provide support to clients
    • Develop and maintain relationships with client management
    • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
    • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
    • Raise awareness of MNP at community events
    • Attend internal MNP courses to further develop your accounting and assurance knowledge

    Credentials

    • Successfully obtained an Accounting certificate or a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Accounting or Finance major considered an asset)
    • Entry level to two (2) years of accounting related experience
    • Working knowledge of trial balances, general ledger (GL) databases, financial statement close processes and accounting matters is beneficial
    • Experience in preparing T4s and T5s and knowledge of personal and corporate tax is preferred
    • Understanding of payroll, bookkeeping and record keeping practices on manual and computerized system(s) is considered an asset
    • 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

    • 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
    • Accuracy – pays close attention to detail and ensures work and information are complete and thorough
    • Research & Analysis – questions inconsistencies in information and generates workable solutions by analyzing, gathering and organizing relevant information
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