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Audit Manager and Seniors

Company name
Apple & Associates, Inc.

60,000 - $150,000

West Los Angeles, CA
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Summary: Well established, highly profitable CPA firm offers an exceptional career opportunity for three audit management professionals, as well as for experienced audit staff and seniors. We offer a very reasonable work / life balance, diverse SEC and closely held clients in numerous industries to work with, fast track promotions, and above market compensation packages. Prefer Manager candidates currently (or recently) at an Audit Manager level with a Big-4, national, or large local CPA firm. Prefer Manager candidates with expertise and either SEC, bilingual Mandarin, or government / non profit audits. Will consider relocation assistance. Additional positions available at all levels in audit, tax, and SOX consulting in San Jose, Woodland Hills, and Irvine, CA.

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.

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

SEC experience highly preferred

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

SEC experience highly preferred

Company Profile
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.

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