PKF O'Connor Davies

Quality Control Assurance Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-MA-Woburn
# of Openings
Quality Assurance


OFFICE LOCATION: Hybrid in any of our MA, NYC, NY, NJ or CT offices.


The Candidate’s primary scope of responsibility includes the review of financial statements and inspection/Engagement Quality Review (“EQR”) of workpapers to ensure compliance with all relevant professional and regulatory standards and Firm policies, procedures and practices. The Candidate will need to interact with others across all levels of the Firm and on occasion with clients and must have the ability to manage multiple projects. The Candidate will report to Quality Control Assurance Department Leadership.


This individual will be involved in the following responsibilities/functions and should possess the following qualifications:  

Essential Duties

  • Assist in development and maintenance of the Firm’s accounting and auditing professional practice policies, standards, library, and templates
  • Perform pre-issuance technical review of financial statements and communicate directly with engagement teams
  • Perform pre-issuance EQR and post issuance review of attest work papers and communicate results to Quality Assurance Department Leadership and engagement personnel
  • Apply GAAP, GAAS, and GAGAS procedures consistently within complex situations and write technical consultation memoranda on these standards/issues
  • Assist in monitoring compliance with the Firm’s quality control system
  • Assist with the implementation of new accounting and audit standards
  • Serve as a technical resource to partners, managers and staff
  • Proactively participate in engagement team planning and team discussion meetings when deemed appropriate by Quality Assurance Department leadership
  • Identify areas that need or could benefit from improvement and develop practice aids, tools and methodology to affect change
  • Maintain technical accounting and auditing knowledge and skills by studying trends and developments in quality management, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations
  • Assist in developing and presenting live and/or webcast firm continuing professional education program materials
  • Mentor staff in areas requiring quality related improvement and otherwise contribute to their professional development
  • Write thought leadership articles on new/emerging GAAP, GAAS, GAGAS and Uniform Grant Guidance matters
  • Assist in implementation of new software, methodology and audit tools
  • Participate in firm triennial peer and PCAOB review inspections and other regulatory inspections that may arise
  • Participate in due diligence projects to assess audit quality, effectiveness and efficiency of existing engagements and/or or potential firm merger candidates


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university
  • Active CPA License
  • 6+ years prior experience in public accounting (quality control experience a plus)
  • Extensive knowledge/experience of the following: U.S. GAAP, GAAS, GAGAS, Uniform Grant Guidance and HUD requirements
  • Significant knowledge/experience in the not-for-profit, charter school, employee benefit plan (ERISA and non-ERISA) and affordable housing industries, single audit background required
  • Ability to work in a paperless environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a remote work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in presenting to large groups (in person and/or virtually)
  • Excellent communication and computer skills, including strong knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to work collegially within the Quality Assurance Department and with client service teams
  • Creative and thoughtful problem-solving skills
  • Researching complex accounting and auditing issues in Checkpoint and Accounting
  • Research Manager research product suites


PKFODA is an equal opportunity employer.  The Firm is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons in connection with hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation or other conditions of the employment relationship regardless of race, color, age, sex, marital status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, philosophy/religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, political affiliation or belief, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.





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