Manager/Senior Manager, Audit & Assurance

Job Locations CA-ON-Barrie
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/31/2018 9:36 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Job Industry
Accounting and Auditing Services

Job Description (EN)

About BDO

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 cents, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.



We are currently seeking a Manager, A&A to join our Barrie, ON team.  The Manager, A&A 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
  • This role requires regular travel to other offices and/or client sites, and can increase in frequency depending on client and/or client needs


Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge:

  • CA, CMA, or CGA Designation
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a public accounting firm
  • Advanced accounting, auditing and tax skills 
  • Experience with Caseware and TaxPrep an asset
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • 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




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