PKF O'Connor Davies

Audit Supervisor - Government Practice

Job Locations US-NY-Harrison
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OFFICE LOCATION: Harrison, NY or Newburgh, NY


The Audit Supervisor will be responsible for performing and directing the broadest range of accounting tasks and will assist the engagement team in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and reporting of audit findings for clients within the Public Sector. The individual will work with audit staff remotely, on the client’s premises, or at a designated PKFOD office, managing the engagement and performing all appropriate audit procedures. Essential duties and qualifications may include (but are not limited to):

Essential Duties

  • Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS & SEC rules, where applicable).
  • 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 (Engagement, Accounting Research Manager and PPC ETools, etc.).
  • Understand internal control deficiencies, work on training entry level 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, footnotes and any supplemental information) and all other client deliverables.
  • Understand cash flow effects of complex activities (non-cash, acquisitions, etc.).
  • Apply industry trends to analytics, formulate expectations and determine reasonableness.
  • Seek to understand the client’s business as a whole, including competitors, trends and key customers and shows sensitivity to the client culture and business strategy.
  • 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.
  • Perform a detailed effective in-charge level review of the team’s work for finalization requirements.
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely both orally 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.
  • Provide quality on the job training and constructive feedback to Interns and Staff.
  • Actively participate in learning and development opportunities, formal learning (CPE) and training programs.


  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university required.
  • 5+ years’ of progressive audit experience in public accounting required.
  • Public Sector (i.e. schools, municipalities, counties, etc) experience preferred.
  • CPA certification or demonstrated progress towards obtaining CPA certification, including required 150-credit coursework.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work additional hours during busy season, as needed, to meet client deliverables.
  • Local travel to clients may be required.

The compensation for this position ranges from $95,000 - $140,000. Actual compensation will be dependent upon the specific role, office location as well as the individual’s qualifications, experience, skills and certifications.





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