PKF O'Connor Davies

Audit Manager or Senior Audit Manager - Financial Services

Job Locations US-NY-New York
# of Openings
2
Category
Audit

Overview

The Audit Manager or Senior Audit Manager will be part of the Financial Services Audit Team, where enthusiasm and teamwork come first. The individual will lead engagements supported by Partners and will educate, train and promote a great working environment. This individual will plan, lead and perform external audits using PCAOB and Investment Company GAAP standards, conduct surprise custody examinations, lead attest engagements using SOX and SSAE standards, prepare audit risk assessments and conduct mock audits or other attest compliance reviews with our compliance joint venture partner. This person will be a key member of the management team and accordingly, will conduct client engagements in compliance with the Firm’s risk management strategy. PKF O’Connor Davies continues to grow its Financial Services practice and the candidate selected will have room for continued advancement and promotion throughout their career.

Essential Duties

  • Oversee the efforts of multiple client engagements in the Financial Services industry with the ability to manage to budget.
  • Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, and lead change efforts.
  • Accurately complete and review audit engagements in a manner that meets professional technical requirements.
  • Consult, work with, and service the OD client base to make recommendations on business and process improvement.
  • Understand and manage Firm risk on audits and proposals.
  • Identify and communicate to management suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as preparing training materials, prepare client bills and manage write-ups or offs of WIP as appropriate.
  • Organize staffing and manage, develop, train and mentor staff on engagements.
  • Assess staff performance for each engagement and for year-end reviews.
  • Actively participate in recruiting talent for the Firm.
  • Attend professional development events, networking events and engage in firm and NYSSCPA Committee meetings or training seminars on a regular basis.
  • Generate new business opportunities by preparing and following up on firm proposals, participating in market facing activities and developing thought leadership materials for firm or external publication.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university required.
  • Active CPA license required.
  • 6+ years’ progressive experience in external auditing within Public Accounting, with a specialization in financial and fund audits.
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including proficiency in US GAAP, GAAS, IFRS, Cayman Islands audits and PCAOB rules and standards.
  • Prior experience generating new business opportunities by participating in market facing activities and developing thought leadership materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to research complex accounting and auditing issues.
  • Ability to train and mentor existing and new staff.
  • Excellent communication and computer skills.
  • Ability 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 $130,000 - $215,000. 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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