Director of Audit Methodology

San Francisco
04 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
Job role
Contract type
Full time
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Our initiatives and ideals lead to our continued recognition as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the Bay Area and beyond. We are dedicated to providing meaningful careers for all of our employees along with fostering an environment that allows an integrated lifestyle. Our flexible culture allows our professionals to live a balanced lifestyle between their work responsibilities and personal commitments.

Position Overview

The Director of Audit Methodology will join a fast growing core audit team undergoing transformation to support the continued evolution and maturity of the audit function to meet regulatory expectations. This internal facing role offers the opportunity to continue to evolve audit methodology, expand both technical and non–technical department training, and support initiatives to improve the related processes and technology. The position will use background and experience in core audit, training, project management, and developing business partnerships to become the go–to person to provide methodology mentorship to teams in a classroom environment, small groups, and 1:1.

We Have
    • A unique people–centered culture that attracts the brightest and most forward–thinking accounting professionals.
    • The resources, expertise, and global capability of a Big Four accounting firm together with the responsiveness and accessibility of a local firm.
    • A regional presence in the Bay Area, while still serving our clients nationally and internationally.
    • Recognition as one of the Bay Area's "Best Place to Work" and "No. 1 Best Large Accounting Firm to Work for" by Accounting Today.

You Have (Requirements)
    • Licensed CPA
    • 7+ years' experience in public accounting, ideally serving private and public company financial statement audits
    • 5+ years' experience with methodology working at PPC, CCH or equivalent (preferred)
    • Demonstrated leadership experience
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong desire to continuously learn and drive change
    • Strong technology skills with a track record of new system/software implementation

You Will (Job Responsibilities)
    • Develop and implement methodology related to core audit including information technology considerations for GAAS and PCAOB audit engagements
    • Lead enterprise initiatives to change processes and culture related to audit methodology
    • Support and maintain Assurance Department manuals, tools, templates, and guidance
    • Provide support to engagement teams related to audit approach
    • Represent BPM through participation in professional task forces
    • Develop and facilitate internally–focused training on various technical topics
    • Consult with partners and engagement teams on complex assurance matters
    • Enhance the talent experience as a career advisor and mentor
    • Improve the quality of our audit practice in terms of audit efficiency and effectiveness
    • Search out and test new technologies to improve our methodology
    • Spearhead initiatives focused on the adoption of new technologies

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