Job Description

We are currently seeking an experienced, motivated and client driven individual to join our accounting and assurance team in the capacity of Supervisor.

You are an independent and focused professional capable of fulfilling the requirements of this role based in Ottawa but operating largely in a remote work environment.

If you are looking for professional growth opportunities, we would love to meet you!

What you can expect

Celebrating its 75th year, McCay Duff LLP is one of Ottawa’s oldest and well respected mid-sized accounting firms. At McCay Duff LLP you can have a rewarding and exciting career. We understand that a career in accounting is about far more than numbers; they are about dreams and achieving success. We feel the same about your career.

At McCay Duff LLP, we take care of our people. We understand that our staff are our greatest assets and offer a competitive salary, health and dental benefits and a team environment. We also provide annual merit-based increases that reflect your value and contribution to our Firm.

Success in this role will require prior experience managing both assurance and non-assurance client engagements, mentoring and developing staff and in business development.

Who you can become

You will become a key member of our multi-disciplined team whose role will be focused on business growth, as well as helping clients achieve their goals through expert assurance, business advisory and tax services. Successful candidates will also mentor and assist with the development of professional staff as they progress in their professional careers.

As a Supervisor you will:

  • Carry out higher-level fieldwork on larger engagements and develop your managerial skills by managing engagement deliverables and staff on smaller engagements;
  • Apply technical expertise and research in formulating client-related recommendations in accordance with professional standards and Firm policies;
  • Work collaboratively with Managers to oversee multiple engagements concurrently with sound project management principles;
  • Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with assigned clients;
  • Develop your new business development skills;
  • Conduct pre-engagement planning with the engagement team and scope, plan and manage assignments for maximum profitability while maintaining Firm standards;
  • Complete the detailed review of assurance and non-assurance engagements to ensure they are in accordance with professional and Firm standards;
  • Participate on committees in developing and implementing Firm management policies and professional standards;
  • Coach staff to their highest potential by developing their skills and competencies through supervision, consistent recognition and encouragement, mentoring and assignment of client files;
  • Conduct internal and/or external presentations and training related to area of expertise;
  • provide input on performance evaluations.


  • Professional Accounting Designation (CPA);
  • Supervisor: three to five years’ experience in public practice with demonstrated leadership abilities;
  • Advanced accounting, auditing and tax skills;
  • Experience with CaseWare, Caseview and TaxPrep considered an asset;
  • A team player able to rally resources and work with others to meet the needs of the client;
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence;
  • Strong interest in coaching and development, with a commitment to personal growth;
  • Proven ability to deliver the full cycle of project management accountabilities;
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Experienced with engagement problem diagnosis, solution development, client communications, decision making, documentation, managing client expectations and team leadership;
  • Support the Vision, Mission and Values of the Firm;
  • Ability to anticipate the long term impact of decisions and take a comprehensive approach to problem-solving, and;
  • Bilingual in English and French is considered an asset.

If you are interested in a great career opportunity with our firm, please apply by e-mail at and address your application to Krista Mason.

Please identify in your application the source from which you heard of this position.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

McCay Duff LLP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, or disability.

McCay Duff LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and McCay Duff LLP’s Policies on Accommodation, McCay Duff LLP provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process.