Manager, Assurance and Accounting - Agriculture in Lethbridge at GPAC

Date Posted: 8/18/2021

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We pride ourselves on being different - it's our entrepreneurial drive that sets us apart. It's the same drive that's helped us become Canada's fastest-growing national firm. We foster collaboration, value your ideas, promote based on talent, live balanced lifestyles and make time for FUN. We are one firm, one team, collaborating to support you wherever you want to take your career.

Join the momentum. We are seeking a Manager for our growing Assurance and Accounting - Agriculture team. Dedicated to protecting farmers and maximizing results, this is a leading national accounting, tax, and business consulting firm for Canada's agriculture industry. Since 1958, our agriculture team has proudly worked alongside farmers and processors to keep their agricultural businesses current, competitive, and profitable. We have invested more time and resources into understanding agriculture than any other firm. With more than 15,000 agriculture clients and a team of over 600 agriculture specialists, we deliver a diverse suite of services specifically tailored to help operations thrive.



  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the agricultural industry through interactions with clients, key agricultural leaders in the community, and fellow colleagues
  • Promote the Firm in the community through strategic involvement in external organizations, social events, and agricultural-based professional associations
  • Develop a referral base from effectively networking with contacts and other professionals and generate new contacts
  • Participate in strategically identified MNP business development events and develop the ability to engage the target audience at these events
  • Effectively network to develop relationships with experts in all service lines and niches
  • Develop skills in marketing the company through presentations, speeches, conferences, and company-sponsored functions
  • Develop the ability to ensure clients and targets have the information they need in order to make decisions and to accept additional services that add value
  • Work as part of a pursuit team in target pursuit activities for new clients
  • Develop the ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to sell services
  • Develop the ability to provide alternatives to client or target and effectively explain how each alternative can address their needs and how the engagement will be affected
  • Proactively seek and/or volunteer for additional assignments, responsibilities, etc.
  • Contribute ideas and solutions to assist with the development and/or implementation of change
  • Recognize different personality and communication styles and adjust approach accordingly
  • Develop effectiveness in identifying and resolving communication issues between others
  • Convey messages in a clear and concise manner to small and/or medium audiences
  • Develop the ability to manage questions within a presentation to help the audience clearly understand the perspective
  • Manage team compliance with the company values and code of conduct including confidentiality, integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior
  • Earn respect and trust from others by building relationships
  • Encourage team members to have a strong work ethic and commitment to client service excellence
  • Encourage positive contributions and solution-focused discussions when issues may arise
  • Contribute to decision making processes that are aligned to what is best for the team vs. individual gains
  • Create a safe environment where others feel they can contribute to group discussions openly and honestly
  • Provide ongoing, timely and specific, positive and constructive feedback to enhance team member skills and job performance, both informally and at formal performance meetings
  • Effectively liaise between leadership and team
  • Accept accountability for overall engagement completions and ensure all deadlines are communicated and met
  • Achieve appropriate turnaround on engagements
  • Challenge processes and tasks that were performed in the past and seek opportunities for increased effectiveness and efficiency
  • Complete assigned engagements within budget/parameters
  • Delegate tasks for optimum engagement leverage
  • Issue invoices according to the billing policy
  • Monitor work-in-progress (WIP) and engagement budgets in accordance with WIP policy
  • Effectively manage engagements to achieve target realization
  • Adhere to quality assurance and risk management practices when seeking improvements in engagements and/or methodologies
  • Respond to client requests, issues, and concerns in a professional and timely manner, seeking guidance when necessary
  • Develop the ability to understand unique features of clients' business/industry
  • Maintain technical competence by continuing to participate in professional education programs and training sessions
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of company standards for engagement performance
  • Review others' work for accuracy and completeness
  • Apply professional judgment when making non-routine decisions and seek guidance where appropriate

Skills and Experience

  • 2 years of experience post CPA designation; preference will be given to those who have experience working in a public accounting services Firm
  • Previous accounting work with agricultural clients will be considered an asset
  • Some travel may be required


More than a paycheque, we are proud to offer customized rewards for our team members. With a focus on health and wealth, we provide an extensive list of benefits that support our unique culture and foster work-life integration.

Our MyRewards program offers benefits that allow you to thrive at work and outside of the office. Be rewarded with generous paid time off including 4 personal days, firm sponsored social events, a group pension plan with 4% matching contribution, voluntary savings products, bonus program eligibility, a wellness subsidy, health, and dental benefits, mental health resources, exclusive access to perks and discounts, professional development assistance, learning opportunities, a flexible dress for your daily environment and more!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.