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Audit Manager

at Weaver

Posted: 8/9/2019
Job Reference #: 1731

Job Description

Weaver has built a nationwide presence on an unwavering commitment to its clients’ success, acting with integrity and always striving to transcend expectations. The firm has grown to be the 37th largest firm in the United States, according to INSIDE Public Accounting; it is also ranked the largest independent accounting firm based in the Southwest by Accounting Today magazine. Weaver employs more than 700 people in eleven offices from coast to coast. 

From Fortune 500 multinational companies to start-ups, Weaver is a national firm serving commercial, financial services and government clients. The firm is particularly well known in the financial services, energy, manufacturing and distribution, construction, technology, real estate and health care industries, as well as the public sector. Weaver services go beyond traditional assurance and tax services to include risk advisory, transaction advisory, IT advisory, energy compliance and consulting, forensics and litigation services, and specialty tax services such as international tax, state and local tax and private client services. Learn more at www.weaver.com.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Core Competency is the demonstrated ability to carry out the primary responsibilities of the job which should be reflected in the essential duties section of the job description.

  • Experience in performing and directing research of accounting treatment of transactions using current technical accounting literature within the GAAP and SEC hierarchies.

  • Provide feedback on performance to members within the Firm’s reporting process, monitors CPE needs, and request specialized training for staff.

  • Prepares client ready deliverables that require few content changes by Partners.

  • Review documentation prepared/reviewed by Managers, Senior Associates and Associates and provides feedback to enhance learning and complete engagement objectives.

  • Responsible for assisting and actively participating in the development of departmental training, methodology and tools.

  • Regular involvement in billing responsibilities and client management.

  • Regular contribution to firm and service line administrative functions.

  • Enhance client relationships through strong communication and project management skills; maintains relationships with client throughout the year and identify other service opportunities when possible.

  • Take lead role in preparing and delivering proposals.

  • Monitor engagement progress against client expectations.

  • Develop extensive knowledge in niche area.

  • Responsible for ensuring engagement staff follow up on open items and issues and that engagement deliverables are completed timely.

  • Proactively works on Business Development activities including internal and external marketing and participation in the proposal process.

  • Directs Managers and Senior Associates in engagement planning activities that includes establishing time budgets, ensuring required documentation are completed, designing audit/test programs and identifying risks or significant matters that require further discussion with the Engagement or Technical Partner.

  • Plan and execute multiple concurrent client engagements including scheduling, deploying of resources and effectively managing projects to completion.

  • Continually develops, mentors, and trains all staff by actively cultivating an environment that challenges, encourages, and fosters professional and personal growth.

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, perform, and deliver work independently with limited supervision on large complex engagements.

  • Supervise up to 10 or more staff on multiple concurrent engagements.

  • Supervise progress of staff by monitoring benchmarks against engagement objectives; provide performance feedback when needed.

  • Perform a review of the work prepared by others for coverage, completeness, accuracy, and technical proficiency.

  • Effectively delegate tasks to facilitate professional development and efficient utilization of firm resources.

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the financial statement preparation process.

  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve engagement issues, consulting with the Engagement Partner and Technical Partner as necessary.

  • Consistently take ownership of assigned engagements and demonstrate the ability to plan and execute multiple concurrent engagements

  • Keep team members apprised of engagement and scheduling issues on a timely basis.

  • Work with Partner to develop an appropriate plan of professional development, professional reading, and CPE, and take responsibility to ensure that plan is achieved.

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the client’s operations, accounting systems, financial condition, and the industry in which it operates.

  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels.

  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in client and team interactions.

  • Responsible for ensuring that deliverables and workpapers produced by team members are clear, concise, well written, and in conformity with firm s and professional standards.

  • Proficient at prioritizing and managing multiple engagements within given timeframes and budget parameters and consistently meets budget goals and deadlines

  • Adhere to the Firm’s policies and procedures, Core values, demonstrate their importance to others, and provide input to management on suggested modifications to Firm policies and procedures as necessary

  • Be familiar with and adhere to relevant ethical requirements of the AICPA, contained in the Code of Professional Conduct, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, and the Texas Society of CPA’s in discharging their professional responsibilities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Job Requirements:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, unless it would cause an undue hardship. The employee or potential employee still has his or her responsibility to be able to perform the essential duties of the position.

    Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.

  • Masters degree in Accounting or related field preferred.

    Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient at Microsoft Office product suite.

  • Outstanding leadership skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Strong relationship management and practice development skills.

  • Proven ability to manage, mentor and develop staff.

  • Demonstrates independent thinking and strong decision-making skills.

  • CPA with 5 + years or more of public accounting experience or its equivalent.

  • Possess technical knowledge sufficient to supervise Managers and Senior Associates in a wide variety of industries.

  • Experience in energy and oil and gas sector is a PLUS

Weaver is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Employee Referral Program Eligible