BDO

Manager, Assurance and Accounting

CA-ON-Greater Toronto Area
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-4531
# Positions
1
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5
Job Industry
Accounting and Auditing Services

About Us

BDO. Because relationships matter.
 
There are many world-class accounting firms. Far fewer that offer a culture so rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfillment, and long-term growth. At BDO, we understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. Because at its core, our business is not about numbers or spreadsheets, dollars or pence, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.

Job Description (EN)

Position Summary

 

Our BDO offices across the GTA (Burlington, Mississauga, Toronto, Markham and Oshawa) are seeking a qualified Chartered Accountant to join our growing team at the Manager level.


Managers will use their knowledge and advisory skills to effectively grow their client portfolios and relationships.  The Manager, Assurance & Accounting, oversees assurance and non-assurance engagements and deliverables directly related to client engagements in accordance with Firm and professional standards.  With the development of their knowledge and experience, Managers will have increased responsibilities and accountability for staff development, supervision and engagement.

 

 

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  •  Apply all relevant technical knowledge to technical issues arising on client engagements and ensure the issues are addressed and appropriately documented in accordance with the appropriate professional standards and Firm policies
  • Apply appropriate industry/business knowledge in anticipating, identifying and addressing issues relevant to the client’s business
  • Apply effective marketing and selling skills to develop a portfolio of new clients
  • Begin to develop and build on new business opportunities with existing clients, and continually maintain a positive client relationship, where periodic visits to client sites is required
  • Complete the detailed review of assurance and non-assurance engagements and Assurance & Accounting projects to ensure that the engagement/project is in accordance with the relevant professional standards and Firm policies
  • Conduct and assist others on the engagement team with research as necessary on technical matters related to client situations
  • Conduct or provide input into staff performance reviews
  • Develop the skills, capabilities and potential of less experienced staff through supervision, coaching, mentoring, knowledge transfer, internal training delivery, and assignment of challenging work opportunities
  • Effectively manage and focus Firm resources, apply appropriate industry/business knowledge in anticipating, identifying and addressing issues relevant to the client’s business
  • Effectively plan, supervise and execute assurance and non-assurance engagements and Assurance & Accounting projects in accordance with all relevant professional standards (accounting, assurance, quality control and ethical standards) and Firm policies
  • Maintain proficiency in the accounting, assurance, quality control and ethical standards applicable to the client base, including recent changes to those standards
  • Manage the efficient completion of assurance and non-assurance engagements and Assurance & Accounting projects within required budgets and deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Participate in interviews and assist in the selection of new talent during recruitment periods
  • Provide both technical and project management leadership skills to team members for assurance and non-assurance engagements (audits, reviews, compilations, special reports, etc), and Assurance & Accounting projects (Assurance & Accounting projects may include preparation of financial statements, due diligence procedures, services related to capital raising, and involvement in tax services provided to assurance and non-assurance clients)
  • Work independently on special assignments and more difficult corporate or tax assignments according to business needs

 

Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a public accounting and/or assurance role
  • Professional designation required (CA, CMA, CGA or CPA)
  • Advanced accounting, auditing and tax skills 
  • Experience with Caseware, Caseview and TaxPrep an asset
  • Highly organized and effective co-coordinator
  • Ability to deal with pressure, work flexible hours and multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deal with conflict and resolution
  • Experienced leader with strong team building and coaching skills
  • Committed to on-going professional growth and development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer programs (Excel and Word)
  • This role requires regular travel to other offices and/or client sites, and can increase in frequency depending on client and/or client needs
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Act as a leader in the Firm, continually focused on employee engagement
  • Complete additional ad-hoc duties or assignments as required
  • High values in teamwork, client service and professionalism
  • Support the Vision of the Firm by ensuring the demonstration of our BDO Values and Expectations

Our Vision
One Firm engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities.

 

 

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