The Audit Supervisor or Manager will primarily be responsible for leading and performing a variety of public sector audit engagements. The individual will manage audit staff, supervise the engagement in the field and perform audit procedures to the appropriate extent. These duties may include (but are not limited to):
- Oversee the efforts of multiple public sector client engagements with the ability to manage budgets.
- Apply technical skills, take the initiative to identify best practices and improvements, and consider applicability of best practices for other clients.
- Research complex accounting topics and form a conclusion utilizing the Firm’s research tools.
- Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations and ensure satisfaction.
- Identify and communicate to engagement partners suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures.
- Understand internal control deficiencies, work on training staff on internal control processes and develop comments for management letters.
- Understand risk assessment process and apply knowledge in completing all related forms
- Prepare financial report (statements, notes and any supplemental information) and all other client deliverables.
- Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
- Apply client specific trends to analytics, formulate expectations and determine reasonableness.
- Demonstrate the ability to provide team with directions, play a key role in execution of audit engagement from planning to wrap-up, and develop audit program steps to identify risks to ensure that the assignment quality standards are achieved.
- Express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in written form and write detailed document findings.
- Manage engagement staff to meet deliverable deadlines; identify roadblocks, and understand critical milestones to meet client service expectations.
- Manage, develop, train and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews.
- Actively participate in learning and development opportunities, formal learning (CPE) and training programs.
- Attend professional development, networking events and training seminars on a regular basis.
- BA/BS Degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university.
- 5+ years of progressive experience in public accounting.
- CPA preferred (Supervisor) and CPA required (Manager).
- Public Sector (i.e. schools, municipalities, counties, etc) experience required.
- Applied knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Principles (GAAP) for governments, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
- General knowledge of the requirements of the Uniform Grant Guidance for federal compliance audits.
- Proficiency in use of Excel, Word and PFX Engagement audit software.
- Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and strong work ethic.
- Ability to research complex accounting and auditing issues.
- Ability to work additional hours as needed to meet client deliverable deadlines and willingness to travel to various client sites in the tri-state area.