Audit Manager

CPA Audit Manager – Itasca IL

The Audit Manager has shared responsibility for the overall operation of the firm’s audit department from a staff management, project service and delivery perspective. The Audit manager oversees the preparation and delivery of firm audit and review engagements.
Professional Responsibilities

  • Reports departmental performance to management and offers suggestions about department strategy and resource utilization
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Serves as the department’s technical expert and resource
  • Ensures updates to relevant topics are thoroughly researched and communicated to the appropriate staff and clients
  • Serves as departmental role model by adopting CDH core values and the Firm’s Five Star philosophy specifically in the areas of providing outstanding service to existing and potential clients; communicating effectively with team members and fostering a spirit of teamwork and continuous improvement
  • Hires, supervises, trains, coaches and develops all levels of department staff from interns through managers
  • Participates in firm-wide leadership activities including monthly and annual staff meetings, performance meetings, recruitment activities and other duties necessary to advance departmental and firm initiatives
  • Meets with potential or existing external clients to develop client base or enhance products with existing clients
  • Assumes overall responsibility in all phases of multiple audit and review engagements, including planning, internal control analysis and preparing detailed reports on findings
  • Involved with engagement budgeting, delegating and monitoring workloads, along with client satisfaction
  • Manages and/or supervises the execution of external audit and review engagements:
    • Reviews annual reports, financial statements, and other reports previously prepared by team members, using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards in the United States of America.
    • Collects and analyzes data to detect deficient controls, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies
    • Reviews data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures
    • Inspects cash on hand, notes receivable and payable, negotiable securities, and canceled checks to confirm records are accurate
    • Examines records and interviews work to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations
    • Examines inventory to verify journal and ledger entries
    • Examines whether the clients’ objectives are reflected in its management activities, and whether employees understand the objectives
    • Audits payroll and personnel records to determine unemployment insurance premiums, workers' compensation coverage, liabilities, and compliance with tax laws
    • Applies U.S. GAAP and GAAS to complex testing areas, designs and performs audit tests and explains attest report
    • Uses logic and reasoning to examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity
    • Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards
    • Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
    • Ability to determine how a client’s system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes
  • Researches applicable U.S. GAAS and GAAP standards and rules
  • Reports to clients’ management about audit results, including business strategies, practices and policies, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, and ability to learn and train/supervise others on data extraction and other softwares used for audit efficiency.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field
  • Current CPA license
  • 4-8 years of related experience in public accounting
  • Experience with U.S. GAAP, GAAS and SOX
  • Ability and willingness to travel to clients within the Firm’s market area

Carla Wright
1201 S. Orlando Avenue, Suite 440
Winter Park, FL 32789
T: 941.417.5505 | M: 941.504.3752
E: [email protected]



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