Senior Manager, Assurance and Accounting – Public Cannabis Companies

  • CanMar Recruitment
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 13 Oct, 2021
Full time Cannabis Accounting Jobs

Job Description

Category: Alternative Medicine

Location: Toronto Ontario Canada

Our client is seeking a Senior Manager for their growing team. The successful candidate will be joining a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in this dynamic sector. Our client offers customized solutions specifically designed to mitigate risk, improve performance and operate more efficiently. Join the momentum!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead multiple client facing engagement teams
  • Plan, scope, and direct complex audit and assurance engagements, as well as budgeting, internal controls, financial and accounting transactions
  • Deliver expert industry and technical expertise in audit and assurance through client interactions, reports, technical work, management presentations and the creation of high quality deliverables
  • Accountable for project financials (budgets, WIPS, timely billing, collection, variance recognition)
  • Manage a portfolio of clients while ensuring their needs are met and that relationships and accounts grow and develop
  • Execute transactions through the provision of client services including planning, budgeting, scheduling and coordinating engagements
  • Review, investigate and correct discrepancies and irregularities in financial entries and reports
  • Contribute to the preparation and delivery of competitive proposals to meet client needs
  • Develop a thorough understanding of services, businesses and industry through experiential learning with clients
  • Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas, materiality and deadlines
  • Think strategically about client needs by understanding their business and key risks
  • Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value
  • Maintain high quality control by reviewing work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team members
  • Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable
  • Network and take a leadership role in the local professional, business, and community while raising awareness and looking for new business development opportunities
  • Leverage team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes while effectively using internal programs and systems
  • Liaise and correspond professionally with clients, colleagues and the firm leadership team
  • Develop, coach, and train team members towards professional and personal development
  • Conduct formal, written annual performance reviews
  • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness
  • Attend internal courses to further develop accounting and assurance knowledge



  • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • Minimum 7 to 8 years of relevant work experience in public accounting
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS), and Accounting Standards for Not-For Profit Organizations (ASNPO) is considered an asset
  • Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) experience is preferred
  • Experience in the design of engagement procedures based on risk and materiality
  • Solid understanding of business, accounting, management and practice development principles
  • Experience working with accounting and tax software such as Caseware, Profile, Quickbooks and Simply Accounting
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some travel may be required

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with an updated resume in MS Word Format.

Due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those applicants whose skill set match our requirements will be contacted. 

All applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada for an unlimited period of time.

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