Manager, Assurance Services - Agriculture

MNP LLP - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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Performance Expectations

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the agricultural industry through interactions with clients, key agricultural leaders in the community and fellow colleagues
  • 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


  • Two (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

Job Type: Full-time


  • post CPA: 2 years (Required)


  • Winnipeg, MB (Preferred)


  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) (Required)