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Audit Director - Flexible work from home hours!

Company: Affinity Executive Search
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Summary: Well established, highly profitable CPA firm offers an exceptional career opportunity for an Audit Senior Manager or Director. Prefer a generalist who has experience managing audits for both SEC and closely held clients in a variety of industries. May base in either San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, West Los Angeles, Irvine, Riverside, or Woodland Hills, CA. Flexible work from home hours until the Covid crisis subsides with the possibility of permanently working from home.
We offer a very reasonable work / life balance, fast track promotions, and above market compensation packages. Prefer candidates currently (or recently) at an Audit Manager or above level with a Big-4, national, or large local CPA firms. Will consider working remotely and/or relocation assistance. -
The Senior Manager / Director is the liaison between the Partner, the client, and the professional staff. - Senior 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. - Senior 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

    • Responsible for the development, coaching and training of manager, 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:

    • 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 and above 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

      • Desire to do business development

Keywords: Affinity Executive Search, Newport Beach , Audit Director - Flexible work from home hours!, Executive , Newport Beach, California

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