Assurance Manager – Kansas City, MO
VALiNTRY's CPA Division works exclusively in Public Accounting as a premier, nationwide provider of staffing services for Big 4, Large, Mid-size and Small firms. Current or/and very recent Public Accounting experience will be REQUIRED.
The Assurance Services Manager is a key participant in the engagement management for assurance clients. This position will serve as a technical resource for engagement teams to assist in the application of professional standards and internal policies. This position will also be responsible for the review and timely completion of assurance client engagements for a variety of industry groups.
- Work closely with partners and team members in addition to client personnel.
- Display strong understanding of general accounting standards and auditing and accounting and review service procedures.
- Plan and complete assurance engagements of various industry groups in accordance with Client Service Standards.
- Identify and communicate accounting and assurance related matters to other engagement team members.
- Identify performance improvement opportunities.
- Direct communication with clients.
- Supervise the assurance staff assigned to the engagement.
- Develop and monitor the budget for engagements.
- Review client engagement documentation and work papers for accuracy and compliance with firm policies and professional standards, including issues memos, financial statements and related disclosures.
- Assist in organizing and instructing periodic department-wide technical training.
- Development of Team Members:
- Motivate and be respected by subordinates.
- Demonstrate positive contributions to firm's recruitment, education, development, and retention efforts.
- Serve as a Mentor, Coach, and/or Career Advocate (if assigned).
- Provide Team Members with timely and candid feedback – supporting the firm's performance management process.
Requirements – Preferred Experience/Background/Skills:
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related degree
- Seven or more years of applicable experience.
- CPA designation (required).
- Excellent supervisory, analytical and leadership ability
- Have the ability to meet challenging client requirements, provide services, and possess strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and research abilities
- Superior knowledge of general accounting and assurance services including skills knowledge plus the application of general theory.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel required). Proficiency in ProSystems, Engagment fx, or alternatively another paperless audit environment such as Creative Solutions or CaseWare preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strict adherence to professional ethics.
- Ability to successfully contribute to the success of a strategic business unit of the firm.
As a reminder, we can only represent candidates with recent public accounting experience. Thank you for understanding.