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Assurance Senior Manager

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Our client is a cutting edge public accounting firm in San Francisco and they are looking for an Assurance Senior Manager. This is a track to Partner opportunity. This opportunity is a great fit for someone who is passionate about public accounting and all of the incredible fringe benefits the industry offers, but is looking for a far improved work life balance and a place they will want to call home for years to come

Job Summary:

The Assurance Senior Manager is responsible for developing suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures as well as advising the client on various economic and regulatory risks in a specific industry field of expertise by identifying financial and non-financial performance measures, formulating and communicating the audit plan, answering complex questions involving GAAP and GAAS and composing technical consultation memos on engagements related to GAAP / GAAS issues.

In this role, the Assurance Senior Manager is charged with marketing, networking and business development within an area of expertise while maintaining key client relationships and acting as the primary contact for clients regarding complex questions and information.

Additionally, the Assurance Senior Manager is a critical part of the office leadership team and will be involved in the direct supervision, problem resolution and delegation stages of the overall audit. The role is a direct partnership track. The ideal candidate is someone who is hands on, willing to do what it takes, a team player, and an ability to work in tax a big plus for the position.

Job Duties:

Control Environment

  • Applies knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures. •Applies a broad understanding of objectives and components of the overall control environment and organization, and supervisory controls
  • Validates and assesses effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting
  • Identifies and communicates to management and audit committee suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures
  • Identify and delegates functions of the audit to the auditor in charge as deemed appropriate
  • Supervise the work of audit team and review workpapers and conclusions preferably onsite during audit field work
  • Provide on-the-job-training to the engagement staff during audit field work


  • Applies knowledge and understanding of governing principles; applying these principles to client transactions; and documenting and communicating an understanding and application of these principles. •Identifies and consults with clients on the impact of new accounting pronouncements
  • Monitors and communicates important professional, industry pronouncements
  • Presents and discusses alternative generally accepted accounting principles and arguments for/against such alternatives
  • Drafts complex financial statements and related footnote disclosures and effectively communicates these to client
  • Identifies complex accounting issues and forms and documents resolution
  • Knowledge in construction and not for profits desired


  • Applies knowledge and understanding of professional standards; application of the principles contained in professional standards; and the ability to document and communicate an understanding and application of professional standards on an engagement. •Applies a thorough knowledge of professional standards/practices, including GAAS and SSARs in performing and supervising work
  • Provides guidance to others and affirms conclusions made by others
  • Communicates matters required to be reported to the Audit Committee/Board and those charged with governance
  • Applies the use of efficiency tools such as statistical sampling, CCH TeamMate, Accelerator, etc.


  • Applies knowledge and application of CCH Knowledge Coach standards that guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products. •Conducts detailed review to assure audit is completed in accordance with assurance manual standards
  • Prepares or reviews required communications to management and audit committees, ensuring timeliness and completeness
  • Recommends appropriate outcomes to critical issues
  • Initiates and prepares client acceptance/retention procedures where appropriate
  • Plans the audit process and oversees the execution of procedures with quality, efficiency, and completeness despite pressures of deadlines.
  • Executes proper CCH KC methodology including but not limited to proper archiving procedures
  • Strategy Development\Research\Tax Compliance •Introduces and develops new or improved ideas to improve the position of clients, the Firm, or Firm personnel, e.g., by providing value added services derive from attest engagements.
  • Prior tax compliance of individual, partnership, trusts, and corporate tax returns will be considered heavily in recruitment and offer.
  • Identifies and leverages lessons learned on prior projects, and offers input on how to improve processes and methods
  • Defines methodology to conduct research projects and completes in a timely manner o Applies advanced knowledge of all appropriate research tools and draws conclusions based upon appropriate research

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Sets the tone for teamwork by supporting others in their work and delivering on commitments made to the team members and clients
  • Supervision of managers, associates and senior associates on all projects
  • Review work prepared by Associates and Senior Associates and provide review comments
  • Act as a Career Advisor to Associates and Senior Associates
  • Schedule and manage workload of Associates and Senior Associates
  • Provide verbal and written performance feedback to Associates and Senior Associates
  • Teach/coach Seniors and Associates to provide on the job learning
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum five to seven years of experience in a public accounting firm.
  • Tax experience highly desired
  • Licensed CPA certification or international equivalent
  • Sound GAAP and GAAS Knowledge
  • Previous experience supervising and training Staff and Seniors preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational techniques are required
  • Must be highly motivated and experienced in managing multiple client engagements
  • Must begin to attain visibility and recognition within their industry specialization
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