An Employer that meets your Expectations
At Marcil Lavallée we are proud and happy to serve a broad and diverse bilingual clientele representative of our beautiful National Capital Region.
Marcil Lavallée has assembled a team of professionals from every level from interns to professionals , support staff, and partners—who operate daily in a friendly and supportive environment. At Marcil Lavallée you will have the opportunity to forge special relationships with staff from all levels and develop in an environment that promotes professional excellence and service quality. Every employee is an essential team member who contributes to the firm's reputation for excellence and success and brings a variety of skills and experience that are highly valued.
Interested in a career at Marcil Lavallée? Whether you are a student or already working, Marcil Lavallée provides an environment where you can expand and develop your talent. Apart from skills and professional experience, we seek individuals with qualities in line with our corporate values, such as customer focus, professionalism, respect, teamwork, efficiency, and commitment. If you fit this profile and are ready to meet new challenges, consult the Post your CV section to submit your application.
Diversified, Multidisciplinary Work
We offer a wide variety of accounting and taxation services as well as consulting services to clients that include public, parapublic, non-profit, and charitable organizations in every major sector. You can build on your skills and knowledge while continuing to learn and progress both individually and as part of a team. Right from the start you will be assigned worthwhile and stimulating mandates that will help you meet new challenges and are sure to be rewarding whatever your field of expertise.
A team of Experienced Professionals
Our team of experienced professionals is without doubt our greatest asset. These dedicated individuals come from various sectors and have a wealth of knowledge and experience that make them specialists in their field. Public accountants, consultants, tax specialists, lawyers, and accounting professionals all contribute their know-how to meet the many challenges they face.
At Marcil Lavallée you will have the opportunity to express your opinions and work closely with every level of personnel. You will be surrounded by people who, like yourself, seek to carry out effective, worthwhile work that meets client expectations.
Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Marcil Lavallée is a medium-sized firm consisting of approximately 70 employees. It offers a work environment where you immediately become a member of a multidisciplinary team that welcomes you and guides you in your professional development.
You will quickly be called upon to meet various challenges and given access to state-of-the-art tools to help you rise to the tasks at hand. We encourage our staff to pursue professional development through topnotch inhouse and external training, mentoring with experienced professionals, and access to state-of-the-art tools.
Our firm is proud of its friendly atmosphere and “open door” policy for all levels of staff. You can feel comfortable and safe with any team member regardless of hierarchical level and know that you will get answers to your questions quickly.
Planning to set your sights higher? Come discuss your goals with us and together, we can set up a career plan and provide the tools and resources you need to reach them.
A Flexible Employee Benefit Plan
Marcil Lavallée knows how valuable its employees are and does everything possible to ensure their well-being and help them strike the right balance between professional and family life. We know your insurance needs can change. Maybe you're considering buying your first home or having kids, or you have to take care of a sick child or elderly parent. Whatever your situation, we offer an employee benefit plan that can meet your individual needs. Marcil Lavallée endeavors to be an employer of choice and ensure a work-life balance by offering the following benefits:
- Highly competitive salary
- Taxable benefit equivalent to 6% of your gross salary that can be used for maternity, paternity, or adoption leave, an RRSP contribution, medical or dental expenses, extra days off, part-time work, or student loan repayment
- Reimbursement of tuition and various training fees
- Reduced summer schedule (four days a week in July and August)
- Paid holiday between Christmas and New Year's Day
- Possibility of a flexible work schedule
- Referral bonuses
- Access to state-of-the-art computer equipment
Are you an accounting student or recent graduate looking for the best place to complete an internship or start your career? We are proud to help the next generation of accountants by welcoming interns for paid internships as well as dedicated young graduates every year. You'll have the opportunity to work with directors and partners on a variety of mandates that will help broaden your knowledge and put into practice what you learned in class.
The small and larger mandates we propose will give you a hand in all aspects of public accounting. You will, for example, have the opportunity to carry out compilations, review and audit the financial statements of private, public, and parapublic businesses, and help prepare income tax returns for individuals, corporations, and trusts. We offer interns numerous benefits, including various training opportunities, personalized coaching, state-of-the-art work tools, help with case study correction, paid exam days, reimbursement of tuition fees for recognized preparatory courses and professional exams, and reimbursement of membership fees for provincial orders and institutions.
In addition to offering an environment that promotes your academic and professional development, Marcil Lavallée is also a great place to make friends. Our summer activities, various cocktail parties, and Christmas party are perfect opportunities to get together in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and spend time with your colleagues and their families. You'll meet interesting people with whom you will form lasting friendships.
To find out how to join our team, consult the University Recruiting or Contact Us. To know more about what to expect when you join our team, consult the following sections:
Each year colleges and universities across Canada organize on-campus recruiting sessions with potential employers to help students find internships where they can put into practice the knowledge they have acquired in class. Marcil Lavallée works together with the University of Ottawa and the Université du Québec en Outaouais to meet students in the Bachelor of Administration (Accounting) and Master of Public Accounting programs and offer a select number the opportunity to improve their skills and put their talent to use.
Come meet with our recruiters to discover what makes us stand out from other firms and what you can expect during an internship. Our recruiters will take advantage of this opportunity to get to know you and evaluate your non-technical skills. In addition to experience and good grades, we attach great importance to personality. If you're ready to meet our challenges and think you have the qualities we seek in an intern, we invite you to consult the Contact Us section to submit your application.
If our firm does not recruit at your university but meets your expectations, please call us.
We draw up a list of students to invite for interview from all applications received. Interviews take place directly on the university campus. For you, it's an opportunity to get to know us and make yourself noticed. For us, it's an efficient way to determine which candidates best fit with our team and values.
At the end of the interview process, a committee reviews each applicant. A number of factors are taken into account in the selection process, namely education, work experience, grades, volunteer work, and, of course, personality. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and bilingualism are also important assets.
Before making our final selection, we invite all candidates who were interviewed to visit our office and attend a luncheon meeting with the entire staff. This is an opportunity for you to talk to people and help them get to know you. Take advantage of the occasion to ask questions and see whether you're really interested in an internship with us. If you are, please tell us! A number of our employees—and even partners—started their careers with us as interns. Come discover our team in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
We contact candidates directly to inform them of our decision and the steps to be taken, as the case may be. Selected candidates receive a job offer by email and by mail.
Our team of professionals is, without a doubt, our main asset. They are pasionnate people coming from different backgrounds and who have a ton of knowledge and experience, making them specialists in their respective field. Accounting experts, consultants, tax experts, lawyers and professional accountants: they all put their knowledge on the table to rise to the many challenges given to them.
You will be assigned to a director, who will answer your questions and accompany you throughout your internship. During your first internship, you will take part in small mandates (i.e., notices to the reader and review engagements), which will be conducted entirely at the office to ensure better supervision and coaching. It is important that you learn and develop good work methods before going on to bigger mandates. During your second internship, you will have more self-confidence and already be comfortable with our work methods. You will go to clients to perform small examinations on your own. You will also take part in certification mandates under the supervision of case managers.
We are certain you will enjoy your internship with us and have an enriching experience that will lead you to the next stage of your career.
Over the years the firm has developed structured, personalized, and user-friendly training for interns with a unique human approach.
When you arrive at the firm, you will receive three to four days of training with an experienced director, who will explain in detail how to prepare a complete client file and use the various work tools available (Caseware, Caseview, Taxprep, intranet, etc.), as well as the policies and procedures to follow at the firm.
After your initial training, we will assign you to a director, who will act as a technical and professional resource person and supervise your first mandates to ensure uniformity, promote learning, and guide you in meeting set goals. You will take part in a mandate, from start to finish, that will provide you with concrete experience and prepare you for your professional examinations.
You will receive daily training and regular feedback to help you assess your progress more easily. When you have completed your biggest mandates, you will undergo a one-time evaluation of your technical knowledge and work management ability. The director in charge of the file will take the opportunity to point out areas to be improved to help you reach your full potential as quickly as possible.
You will also have the opportunity to act as second auditor in various mandates, with the support of a more experienced professional who can help you benefit from his/her experience and knowledge.
Marcil Lavallée is a team, which means you will have the opportunity to work with the partners, who take a close interest in your progress. They collaborate with their team and do everything possible to ensure you receive the best training possible.
You will develop in a welcoming, stimulating, and diversified work environment. For the more adventurous, you will have the opportunity to visit work abroad. You will return with a broader perspective and a wealth of information.
As part of your work at Marcil Lavallée, you will gain experience and professional knowledge that will prove valuable during your examinations. To learn more, consult the Preparation for the UFE section.
The Uniform Final Examination (UFE) is a nationwide exam that leads to certification as a chartered professional accountant (CPA, CA) in Canada. It consists of three separate exams given on three consecutive days. To pass the UFE, you must demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, professional judgment, and ethics to begin your career as a professional accountant.
CPA, CA training is not without its challenges, but thanks to your sustained efforts and our uncompromising support, your success is within easy reach. We care about your success and do our utmost to support you in your endeavor.
Our UFE preparation program provides personalized followup tailored to your needs and the program in which you are enrolled (Ontario preparatory program or Quebec professional training program [DESS]).
As part of your internship at Marcil Lavallée and throughout the UFE preparation process, you will receive major support in drafting practical cases developed according to your individual study plan. Support consists of case analysis and correction as well as individual meetings to assess your proficiency in skill indicators and drafting technique.
An experienced accountant will help you set goals aimed at improving your performance in future cases and will follow up regularly to ensure that these goals are met. He/she may also give you specific exercises to help you tackle your own personal challenges and broaden your knowledge. You will also take part in group sessions with other interns to review certain aspects related to skill indicators such as performance measurement, certification, and taxation. You will have the opportunity to take part in group sessions to discuss specific cases and performance indicators related to these cases. At certain meetings, you can benefit from the expertise of our seasoned professionals, who are always delighted to share their experience with up-and-coming accountants.
We offer Ontario students support in preparing for the Core-Knowledge Exam (CKE) as required and training sessions at the School of Accountancy (Summer School).
At Marcil Lavallée you will be exposed to all aspects of public accounting by taking part in all types of mandates, small to large, and thereby acquire the diversified experience and professional knowledge that will help you maximize your chances of passing the Uniform Final Examination of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
A Stimulating Environment
A medium-sized firm with a varied clientele, diversified mandates, and a stimulating work environment, Marcil Lavallée is a choice location to put your knowledge and talent to work, improve your skills and knowledge, and advance your career. We seek experienced accounting professionals with or without a specialization. We offer a unique access to a diverse business clientele as well as a whole range of challenges.
Marcil Lavallée offers its employees a long term, tailored career and opportunities to develop the skills required to meet set goals. You will be called upon to tackle a variety of challenges and will be assigned stimulating tasks and responsibilities that will help you meet your personal and professional goals. We do everything possible to help you professionally and give you access to the quality of life you seek. To ensure your career is gratifying and satisfying, we collaborate with you to meet your needs while taking into consideration our collective needs.
Marcil Lavallée offers you a challenge worthy of your talent as part of a friendly and dedicated team in a stimulating, French-speaking work environment. Our seasoned employees follow a tailored training plan that takes into account what's new in the profession as well as individual needs.
You will have the opportunity to take part in training courses taught by inhouse and outside experts that deal with various subjects related to certification, accounting, and taxation. Each year we also offer more general sessions to broaden your skills, such as sessions on interpersonal relationships that will help you forge stronger ties with clients and colleagues. Your ongoing training plan will also include courses offered by the OCPAQ or the ICAO, basic training on the various software programs used at the firm, regular updating sessions, and training on our paperless archiving system. In terms of technology, we are on the cutting edge of our profession.
At Marcil Lavallée you will enjoy a pleasant work environment and attractive advancement opportunities. You will develop in a friendly, family-oriented environment that can't be found anywhere else. The partners will take the time to get to know you and quickly learn to trust you and assign you responsibilities that will push you to excel.
Dreaming of a rich and stimulating career in an environment where people respect and help one another? At Marcil Lavallée you will enjoy a very unique and rewarding experience, both personally and professionally. Check our site regularly to stay up-to-date on the latest openings. To see the latest employment opportunities, consult the Employment Opportunities section.