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Senior Accountant

Public Company


  • Permanent, Full-Time

Reports To:

  • Manager/Senior Manager/Partner

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes:

  • Designated CPA
  • 1-2 years experience post-designation
  • Minimum 3 years experience with public company audit and assurance work
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of relevant Canadian and US Auditing Standards, and IFRS. US GAAP is an asset.
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting systems and Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Provides quality client service
  • Creative problem solving ability
  • Strong engagement management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • At minimum, 1 year experience managing and mentoring Junior Accountants.


  • Applies technical knowledge and research in formulating client and firm related recommendations
  • Working with the engagement manager, anticipates engagement issues and risks, assesses alternatives and takes appropriate action
  • Train and mentor junior team members and provide feedback to ensure they are able to make improvements on subsequent engagements
  • Build effective working relationships with client contacts, and respond effectively to client requests
  • Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting team and other departments
  • Assist with the management of clients and foster excellent relationships while seeking out new business opportunities
  • Communicating with other members of the client service team, including partners and managers, to ensure client expectations are met and managed in a timely manner
  • Actively supports and participates in firm wide initiatives
  • Participates in the firm’s Team Development and Performance Management Program
  • Promote the firm’s Quality Control Standards

Salary Range:

  • Competitive
Purpose of Role:

Under the supervision of their respective Manager, and/or Partner, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the completion of routine and complex engagements, and the organization and management of all client engagements. The Senior Accountant, Public Companies, is responsible for the coordination and direction of junior team members towards meeting client and firm expectations.

Manning Elliott is one of the largest mid-sized independent regional accounting firms operating exclusively in British Columbia. Manning Elliott has acquired the best environmental qualities from small and large organizations, resulting in an individually catered working and training environment. Our goal is to provide a workplace that focuses on a broader range of engagements than that of many other firms.

Our partners work closely with staff on all engagements, so you can expect to have professional and social interactions between not only yourself and your peers, but also senior staff; many of which are former articling students, who have climbed the corporate ladder to Manager and Partner positions.

At Manning Elliott, we offer an exceptional work environment that allows our team members to enjoy a balanced lifestyle while providing them with opportunities for professional and personal growth. Our attractive salary and benefit package and flexible summer work schedule will appeal to talented individuals who share our desire to be the best.

If you have strong technical and interpersonal skills and desire a challenging position with a progressive accounting firm, please submit your resume and cover letter to or apply online at                                          

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