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Senior Audit Manager

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: 19-00725

Senior Audit Manager – Los Angeles CA
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. As a result, recent public accounting experience is required.

The Senior Manager is responsible for larger more complex engagements than a Manager and may manage several engagements simultaneously.  Responsibilities include supervising engagements and special assignments including but not limited to reviewing working papers, financial statements, communicating with clients on a one-on-one basis, and complying with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups. Administrative, leadership, marketing, and practice development responsibilities are also key elements of being a Senior Manager or Principal.
Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for all phases of an audit, compilation, or review engagement.
  • Maintains contact with clients throughout the year; possesses a thorough knowledge of the client and all facets of client's business.
  • Plans, schedules and staffs engagements using firm policies and procedures.
  • Maintains familiarity with qualifications of all staff members; reviews staff assignments for appropriateness.
  • Prepares engagement letter for approval by partner.
  • Evaluates internal controls and work programs prepared by staff.
  • Adheres to engagement time budgets.
  • Supervises staff and provides on-the-job training; reviews work papers and reports prepared by staff.
  • Anticipates problem areas of engagement and questions that will arise.
  • Keeps partner informed of all important developments on engagement; analyzes problems and recommends solutions.
  • Ensures that financial statements and letters of recommendations are prepared in accordance with professional and firm standards.
  • Communicates progress of engagements, problems and resolutions to client.
  • Works to develop responsible, trained staff by assisting in performance evaluations.
  • Prepares invoices to clients, communicates details of fees to clients, and assists in collection of overdue accounts.
  • Possesses a complete knowledge of the firm's philosophy and its opinions on financial matters.
  • Maintains a knowledge of general economic and political trends of possible legislation that could affect the business climate.

Other Functions:

  • Works to develop responsible, trained staff by assisting in recruiting, developing training aids, and acting as an instructor in professional development programs.
  • Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by the partners.
  • Participates in firm's practice development efforts.
  • Build client relationships.
  • Marketing, networking and business development.
  • Apply knowledge of business functions, processes and strategies.
  • Supervise, direct and review the results of the engagement.
  • Supervise and train managers, seniors and staff.
  • Responsible for the engagement profitability – billings and collections.
  • Participate in firm’s committees and management meeting.
  • Ability to become a part of the firm's Mentoring Program.
  • Such other duties as may be assigned.


  • At least seven (7) years experience in public accounting, demonstrating a proven progression.
  • Minimum of forty hours of continuing education is required each year to maintain and develop technical and business skills, as well as to maintain license requirements.
  • Participates in career development program to improve managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • 7+ years of experience performing research and providing quality technical advice.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including proven experience liaising with clients.
  • Self starter with the ability to work independently and use good judgment.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or related equivalent, as well as CPA certification.
  • Minimum of forty hours of continuing education is required each year to maintain and develop technical and business skills, as well as to maintain license requirements.

As a reminder, we can only represent candidates with recent public accounting experience. Thank you for understanding. 

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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