Audit Manager – Permanent Remote – Home Based

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  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • 2021-12-04

Summary: Well established, highly profitable CPA firm offers an exceptional work from home career opportunity for an Audit Manager. Prefer a generalist who has experience managing audits in a variety of industries. Prefer candidates out of Big-4, national, or large local CPA firms. May initially work from home with flexible hours. Following the end of the Covid crisis, option to either continue working from home permanently or coming into the office (relo available for out of town candidates) on a hybrid work basis.

We offer a very reasonable work / life balance, fast track promotions, and above market compensation packages. Prefer Manager candidates currently (or recently) at an Audit Manager level with a Big-4, national, or large local CPA firm, with expertise in diverse industry audits. Will consider a candidate who prefers to work permanently from home, or consider relocation assistance for those willing to relocate.

The Manager is the liaison between the Partner, the client, and the professional staff. Managers are responsible for managing multiple auditing and accounting projects and client engagements simultaneously, and scheduling, staffing and coordinating engagement workflow. Managers develop and train staff, and make associations to develop new business for the Firm. Managers play a lead role in maintaining client relationships.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for all phases of an audit, compilation, or review engagement

  • Maintains contact with clients throughout the year; possesses a thorough knowledge of the client and all facets of client’s business

  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge and proficiency in advanced technical skills necessary for carrying out assurance engagements and advising clients

  • Plans, schedules and staffs engagements using Firm policies and procedures

  • Maintains familiarity with qualifications of all staff members; reviews staff assignments for appropriateness

  • Prepares engagement letters for approval by Partner

  • Evaluates internal controls and work programs prepared by staff

  • Adheres to engagement time budgets

  • Supervises staff and provides on-the-job training; reviews work papers and reports prepared by staff

  • Anticipates problem areas of engagement and questions that will arise

  • Keeps Partner informed of all the important developments on engagement; analyzes problems and recommends solutions

  • Adheres to accurate and timely billing and collection processes

  • Ensures that financial statements, reviews, and other documents or deliverables are prepared in accordance with professional and Firm standards

  • Communicates progress of engagements, problems and resolutions to clients

  • Works to develop responsible, trained staff by assisting in performance evaluations

  • Prepares invoices to clients, communicates details of fees to clients, and assists in collection of overdue accounts

  • Possesses a complete knowledge of the Firm’s philosophy and its opinions on financial matters

  • Maintains knowledge of general economic and political trends of possible audit or other legislation that could affect the business climate

    Nonessential Functions:

  • Works to develop responsible, trained staff by assisting in recruiting, developing training aids, and acting as an instructor in professional development programs

  • Participates in the Firm’s practice development efforts

  • Promotes the most efficient operations of the Firm and supports compliance guidelines in managing others

  • Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by the Partners

  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development, coaching and training of senior, semi-seniors and staff accountants

  • Must be familiar with the qualifications of all Assurance & Advisory staff members for the development and instruction of their training needs

  • Participates in performance reviews and evaluations of accounting professionals

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Managers generally a minimum of five years’ experience in public accounting, demonstrating a proven progression in complexity, scope, and number of engagements managed

  • Minimum of one to two (1-2) years’ experience in a management position

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or Master’s degree in accounting

  • Minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing professional education is required each year to maintain and develop technical and business skills

  • A current and valid CPA license is required for Manager level employees

  • Success Factors:

  • Participates in career development programs to improve managerial, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to manage multiple engagements/multi-task

  • Desire to mentor/train staff