Audit Manager - Not-For-Profit

Grant Thornton
San Francisco
24 May 2019
27 May 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
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Audit Manager

Position Summary

Grant Thornton understands how important audited financial
statements are to businesses, shareholders/owners, lenders, investors and other
stakeholders. We work with some of the country's most successful private and
public companies to first understand their businesses and the risks they face,
and then focus our efforts where they matter most. We work with
clients to improve their overall financial reporting processes and to help them
better understand their businesses. We also consider it our job to
continually inform our clients about accounting, financial and regulatory
developments that may affect their businesses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee the efforts of multiple client engagements in a
    wide variety of industries with the ability to manage to budget.
  • Execute
    assigned client engagements to audit a client's
    financial statements or their compliance with federal regulations relating to
    the administration of federal funding from start to finish, which
    includes planning, budgeting, directing, and completing assigned tasks of
    integrated and financial statement audit, and managing engagement to budget;
    including examining, analyzing, and interpreting
    accounting records to determine the client's financial status and prepare
    financial reports concerning operating procedures.
  • Under
    the direction of the client engagement Partner
    • supervise, train, and mentor audit
    associates and interns assigned to an engagement on the audit processes, and
    assess performance of audit staff for engagement, prepare
    detailed reports on audit findings; report to management about asset
    utilization and audit results, recommending changes in operations and financial
    activities; collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated
    effort, extravagance, fraud, or non–compliance with laws, regulations, and
    management policies; Understand the complexities
    of the Uniform Grant Guidance and assist in the development of tests for major
    federal programs in accordance with Subpart F of the Uniform Grant Guidance and
    the OMB Compliance Supplement
  • Utilize comprehensive understanding of client operations,
    processes and business objectives on audit engagement to develop and
    communicate recommendations for business and process improvements;
  • Assist audit partners and senior management on client
    proposals and business development calls; participate in on–going audit staff
    recruiting efforts as needed;
  • Maintain active communication with clients to manage
    expectations, ensure satisfaction, and lead change efforts effectively.
  • Consult, work with, and service client base to make
    recommendations on business improvement and process improvement and serve
    as a business advisor to client.
  • Team with partners and senior managers on proposals and
    business development calls.
  • Understand and manage firm risk on audits and
  • Actively participate in recruiting talent to the firm.
  • Attend professional development, networking events and
    training seminars on a regular basis.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards
    and strict client confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting
    • Minimum 5–7 years of progressive audit experience in a
      medium to large public accounting firm or equivalent, Big 4 experience a
    • Active CPA license required.
    • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills
      including proficiency in US GAAP, GAAS, Yellowbook and PCAOB rules and
    • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel
      to various client sites.
    • Travel Percentage: 20"

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the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world's
leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant
Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices, with
more than 590 partners and 8,500 employees in the U.S. and at our Shared
Services Center in Bangalore, India.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly– and privately–held
companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious
organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products,
financial services, not–for–profit, private equity, and technology. Grant
Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth
holistically – whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission
fulfillment or innovation.

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