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Audit Manager - Non-Profit - Los Angeles CA

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Audit Manager - Non-Profit

SINGER LEWAK LLP - Los Angeles, CA 90024

Title: Manager ? Nonprofit

Department: Assurance & Advisory

Reports to: Assurance & Advisory Partner(s)

FLSA Status: Full time, Exempt


The Manager is the liaison between the Partner, the client, and the professional staff. Managers are responsible for managing multiple auditing and accounting projects and client engagements simultaneously, and scheduling, staffing and coordinating engagement workflow. Managers develop and train staff, and make associations to develop new business for the Firm. Managers play a lead role in maintaining client relationships.


SingerLewak is a leading regional accounting services firm headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Orange County, Woodland Hills, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, So. San Francisco, Pomona, Riverside and Denver, CO. Serving the western United States since 1959, SingerLewak has established a reputation for excellence as ethical professionals with unparalleled expertise in the accounting and management consulting industry. Providing the services of a large firm with a blended environment of practices, industry specializations and particular attention to hands-on service, SingerLewak continues to demonstrate leadership and industry growth year-over-year. Our client relationship approach and industry excellence is renowned.

We are nationally recognized as active community and professional services partners, working among many sectors of the business world. Our core services deliver results whether it?s auditing, accounting, entrepreneurial business services, tax preparation, business management, SEC filings and transactions, SOX compliance, enterprise risk management, forensic accounting, business valuation, litigation support, or consulting.

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

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and proficiency in advanced technical skills necessary for carrying out assurance engagements and advising clients

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 letters 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 the important developments on engagement; analyzes problems and recommends solutions

Adheres to accurate and timely billing and collection processes

Ensures that financial statements, reviews, and other documents or deliverables are prepared in accordance with professional and Firm standards

Communicates progress of engagements, problems and resolutions to clients

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 knowledge of general economic and political trends of possible audit or other legislation that could affect the business climate

Nonessential Functions:

Works to develop responsible, trained staff by assisting in recruiting, developing training aids, and acting as an instructor in professional development programs

Participates in the Firm?s practice development efforts

Promotes the most efficient operations of the Firm and supports compliance guidelines in managing others

Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by the Partners

Performs such other duties as may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to bring in new business to a CPA Firm

Proficiency in use of computers, computer accounting software, and audit software programs

Ability to organize work and projects, prioritize and meet deadlines, and to complete work in an efficient and accurate manner

Ability to reason and effectively multi-task

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Responsible for the development, coaching and training of senior, semi-seniors and staff accountants

Must be familiar with the qualifications of all Assurance & Advisory staff members for the development and instruction of their training needs

Participates in performance reviews and evaluations of accounting professionals

Working Conditions:

Frequent same day travel for work at clients? offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle

Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle

Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Heavy overtime work required from January 1 to April 15, may be in excess of 55 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications:

Generally requires five (5) to seven (7) years? experience in public accounting, demonstrating a proven progression in complexity, scope, and number of engagements managed

Minimum of one to two (1-2) years? experience in a management position

Bachelor?s degree in accounting, or Master?s degree in accounting

Minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing professional education is required each year to maintain and develop technical and business skills

A current and valid CPA license is required

Nonprofit, A-133, and UG experience

Success Factors:

Participates in career development programs to improve managerial, communication and interpersonal skills

Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to manage multiple engagements/multi-task

Desire to mentor/train staff

Desire to do business development

Board experience highly preferred

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by Partners or peers to perform, or assist in performing, other instructions and duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

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