Audit and Assurance Manager


BB values a core set of values which all employees must demonstrate.

Caring and Understanding – Get Things Done – Work Hard/Play Hard

BB also values a core set of principles which all employees must demonstrate.  The following are the professional requirements necessary in order to be effective and prosper in your role at BB:

Business Acumen ·  Flexibility/Adapting to Change · Living our Values · Critical Thinking & Judgment · Results Orientation · Interpersonal Effectiveness · Continuous Learning · Building Collaboration · Creating Alignment · Developing our People · Innovation and Risk-Taking · Planning and Organizing

Boyum Barenscheer is seeking an Audit & Assurance Manager. Managers are the client relationship manager, liaison between the partner, the client and the professional staff, and are generally responsible for all phases of an engagement.

Managers must have a complete knowledge of the firm’s philosophy and be conversant with its reports, its letters relating to matters of policy and its opinions on financial matters (and firm capabilities and services). Managers must maintain and develop expertise in the profession. To make broad decisions in the course of their work, managers must have knowledge of the general economic and political trends of possible tax or other legislation that could affect the business climate. Non-profit, for-profit, and benefit plan audit paths available.

Considering the above general accountabilities in greater detail, below is a list of specific tasks that fall within the responsibility of this position:

  • Maintains steady contact with clients throughout the business year, which involves a thorough knowledge of the client and all facets of the client’s business rather than mere routine attendance to immediate problems
  • Manages the engagement letter process, answers any questions the client may have so there is a complete understanding of the nature and terms of an assignment, including an estimate of fees, and sees that the engagement letter is signed by the client and returned before the start of the engagement.
  • Reviews staff assignments, making certain they are appropriate; since this is a continuing duty, the manager must be fully familiar with the qualifications of all staff members
  • Identify internal controls and work programs prepared by the staff and, if necessary, revises the work program, then discusses the work program and time budget with the partner to obtain approval
  • Follows the progress of the work during an engagement in relation to budgeted time and scheduled dates of completion, spending as much time as possible with the client’s management group, periodically reviewing the working papers in the field as the job progresses. Determines whether all phases of the engagement are being carried out properly and in the best sequence. Anticipates the problem areas and questions that might arise
  • Knows the client’s impression of the conduct of the engagement
  • Keeps the partner informed of all-important developments in the work, analyzes the major problems that occur and recommends solutions
  • Resolves problems with the partner’s approval and reviews the report drafted by the staff or senior accountant as the engagement nears completion
  • Follows reports through processing, answering any questions that arise, submits the reports to the partner for final approval and signature, and supervises the distribution according to the client’s instructions
  • Deals directly with the client’s attorney or brokers, taxing authority agents, and other third parties
  • Supervises the preparation of management letters and tax returns in a manner similar to that discussed above (good – see note above linking this to the second paragraph)
  • Prepares the current billing memorandum
  • Prepares staff performance evaluations and discuss them with staff members.
  • Promotes the most efficient operation of the firm by planning engagements and managing professional personnel. Should work to develop a responsible and trained staff by assisting in recruiting, developing training aids, and acting as an instructor in professional development programs
  • Prepares or directs practice aid preparation for partner approval
  • Should make associations to develop new business for the firm and to maintain its professional image in the community. Doing so may include taking an active role in professional, civic, or charitable organizations, delivering talks, and writing articles for publications
  • Maintains knowledge of general economic and political trends, and, of possible tax or other legislation that could affect the business climate
  • Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by the partners
  • Expertise in an area of specialty application
Qualifications and Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or master’s degree in accounting
  • Active CPA certification required
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years of public accounting experience, demonstrating a progression in complexity, scope and number of engagements managed
  • Minimum of 40 hours of continuing professional education is required each year
  • Proficiency with computer, spreadsheet software program, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and calculator
  • Strong project management skills
  • Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and personal income taxes
  • Previous supervisory experience required
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis
Physical Demands
  • Required to sit for long periods of time
  • Extensive computer use and use of keyboard and mouse
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

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