Manager, Assurance (IFRS)


Manager, Assurance (IFRS)
Location Halifax, NS (Downtown)
Alternate Location:
ATS Engagement No. 5057
Who we are
You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone's friendly and helps each other out? That's like Grant Thornton. Except here we're all professionals and there isn't a mayor or a general store. What we're trying to say is that we're a very different kind of professional services firm where culture is at the heart of who we are and what we do. We employ about 2000 people across Canada, and we truly care about helping our clients, colleagues, and communities thrive. That's what's most important to us. We're building a special organization that's purpose driven and as we grow we always want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, well rounded, Manager, with experience reporting in IFRS framework to join our dynamic Assurance team. Your role as a key member of our team will be involved in client service, team leadership, and managing engagements and helping to build our growing IFRS assurance and advisory practice. You will demonstrate the ability of influencing and empowering others to achieve their professional goals and contribute to a motivating team environment. In this role you will be acting as a "business advisor" to our clients. This gives you the opportunity to make a difference by helping our clients solve business problems and achieve their business goals.
You will learn something new every day, and be a major influencer in how our clients and colleagues work. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with senior leaders and key stakeholders, expand your skills in multiple ways, and contribute to the growth of a rapidly growing practice and team. You will be a valued subject matter expert for your clients and be supported by our senior practitioners to help achieve your professional development goals.
As a Manager, IFRS, your responsibilities will include:
  • Leading and executing assurance and advisory client engagements, with a focus on entities reporting under IFRS, while providing exceptional client service to a wide variety of business sectorsParticipate and lead engagement teams in the delivery of complex accounting advisory projects, including facilitating training sessions, providing accounting and financial reporting support as a resource to client management teams, and leading implementation work on new standards and / or transitioning to a new framework
  • Provide support to engagement teams, which could include acting as a sounding-board or a "second set of eyes"
  • Planning and leading teams, ensuring that client expectations are clearly communicated
  • Build and maintain relationships with appropriate levels of client management
  • Proactive problem solving with the team and the client
  • Being a leader in the firm by actively contributing to the development and execution of the office business plan
  • Contributing to new business development by understanding Grant Thornton and its service lines, as well as utilizing your credibility with clients
  • Participating in the coaching and performance management process of the practice by conducting timely performance reviews, providing ongoing feedback and training to develop junior team members
    Be Grant Thornton
    If you're a bit like us, you're driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action. Just imagine being part of a team that puts we before me, where flexibility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues have your back. At Grant Thornton, you'll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are. And when all this comes together, well that's when the magic happens.
    Think you've got what it takes to be a Manager, IFRS, Assurance? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we're also hoping you can tick:
  • Completed CPA designation, with a minimum of 4 - 5 years of accounting experience
  • Experience working with IFRS reporting clients within a public practice scope, including publicly listed entities and publicly accountable entities
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining client relationships
  • Experience researching complex accounting issues under IFRS and forming a proposed approach
  • Ability to explain complex ideas so they are easily understood by others
  • Demonstrated success in business development, advisory and team management
  • A team player able to rally resources and work with others to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the client
  • Build and deepen meaningful business relationships with colleagues, clients and in the marketplace, based on strong rapport, trust and respect
  • Strong interest in coaching and development, with a commitment to personal growth
  • Being an articulate, inspiring and versatile communicator
    At Grant Thornton we're focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That's our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.
    Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?
    Grant Thornton LLP supports the spirit and principles of Employment Equity and is committed to maintaining an environment which is perceived to be fair and non-discriminatory. We welcome applications from designated group members - Women, Visible Minorities, Aboriginals and Persons with Disabilities and accommodations are available for Persons with Disabilities taking part in any aspect of our selection/hiring process. Should you require any accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please notify us of this via careers@ca.gt.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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    Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services-locally and across Canada to dynamic privately owned, publicly listed and public sector organizations.

    Together with the Quebec firm, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, we have approximately 4,000 people in offices across the country.

    As a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, we benefit from being part of a network of more than 50,000 people providing clients with distinctive and personalized service in over 130 countries.

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