Assurance Manager

CDH in Chicago, IL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Position Summary
The Audit Manager has shared responsibility for the overall operation of the firm’s audit department from a staff management, project service and delivery perspective. The Audit manager oversees the preparation and delivery of firm audit and review engagements.
Professional Responsibilities
Reports departmental performance to management and offers suggestions about department strategy and resource utilization

Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Serves as the department’s technical expert and resource

Ensures updates to relevant topics are thoroughly researched and communicated to the appropriate staff and clients

Serves as departmental role model by adopting CDH core values and the Firm’s Five Star philosophy specifically in the areas of providing outstanding service to existing and potential clients; communicating effectively with team members and fostering a spirit of teamwork and continuous improvement

Hires, supervises, trains, coaches and develops all levels of department staff from interns through managers

Participates in firm-wide leadership activities including monthly and annual staff meetings, performance meetings, recruitment activities and other duties necessary to advance departmental and firm initiatives

Meets with potential or existing external clients to develop client base or enhance products with existing clients

Assumes overall responsibility in all phases of multiple audit and review engagements, including planning, internal control analysis and preparing detailed reports on findings

Involved with engagement budgeting, delegating and monitoring workloads, along with client satisfaction

Manages and/or supervises the execution of external audit and review engagements:
Reviews annual reports, financial statements, and other reports previously prepared by team members, using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards in the United States of America.

Collects and analyzes data to detect deficient controls, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies

Reviews data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures

Inspects cash on hand, notes receivable and payable, negotiable securities, and canceled checks to confirm records are accurate

Examines records and interviews work to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations

Examines inventory to verify journal and ledger entries

Examines whether the clients’ objectives are reflected in its management activities, and whether employees understand the objectives

Audits payroll and personnel records to determine unemployment insurance premiums, workers' compensation coverage, liabilities, and compliance with tax laws

Applies U.S. GAAP and GAAS to complex testing areas, designs and performs audit tests and explains attest report

Uses logic and reasoning to examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity

Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards

Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making

Ability to determine how a client’s system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes

Researches applicable U.S. GAAS and GAAP standards and rules

Reports to clients’ management about audit results, including business strategies, practices and policies, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities

Proficiency with Excel, Word, and ability to learn and train/supervise others on data extraction and other softwares used for audit efficiency.

Personal Responsibilities
Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis, along with directly educating the department or coaching others on how to train the department

Maintain and expand knowledge base in area of expertise

Take proactive career steps

Participate in recruiting efforts as needed

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field

Current CPA license

4-8 years of related experience in public accounting

Experience with U.S. GAAP, GAAS and SOX

Ability and willingness to travel to clients within the Firm’s market area

We are an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/D/V/F

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