Senior Auditor and Accounting Manager Job Description
The incumbent will be responsible for organizing and managing client assignments and projects including the completion of audit tasks as well as coaching, mentoring, advising, and directing team members assigned to various accounts. The incumbent will assume an in-charge role for audits, reviews and compilations for various industries. The Senior Audit Accountant is also responsible for agreed upon procedures attest engagement. The Account Manager assists in month-end close, complex analysis, account research, and process improvement. The incumbent must have a thorough understanding of US GAAP and insure that GAAP is consistently applied in all areas to ensure the accuracy of the accounting records and related financial statements. In addition, the Accounting Manger will supervise and direct accounting staff in the performance of the month-end close, process improvement, and other projects as required. The incumbent is required to manage and lead three or more staff. Direct, assign and oversee work load to various staff members with an ability to track performance on a weekly basis and conduct a performance management reviews on a quarterly basis with provided measureable goals and measurable results.
Main Responsibilities for Senior Auditor/Manager:
Supervise all office Personal with the exclusion of the Tax Manager.
Interview and Hire all Personnel.
Proficient in US GAAP; strong technical accounting knowledge and skills.
Demonstrate competency in technical skills, work, quality and application.
Meet time constraints and client deadlines.
Help build the accounting practice.
Build client relationships and continually build on the foundation.
Assist staff in prioritizing and managing their workload.
Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.
Directs and instructs assistants.
Coaches, Mentors, Advises and Directs Staff Accountants, Accounts Payable Clerks, and Accounts Receivable Clerk & Office Manager.
Prepare and index working papers.
Maintain continuity among office staff by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
Prepare and Execute Weekly Meetings
Conduct Brainstorm Meetings with all employees quarterly to streamline office and accounting procedures that will provide efficiencies & accuracy to achieve organizational objectives.
Oversee and enforce compliance with Office & Accounting a procedures, rules, and regulations
Experience as an in-charge on audit assignments; ability to manage audit engagements from start to finish.
Ability to travel including both overnight and day travel.
Management of all general ledger period closing activities including selected balance sheet and income statement accounts; and review and analysis.
Captures the key items that management needs to be made aware of.
Preparation and review of external auditor interim and annual audit schedule.
Oversee maintenance and timely completion of accurate general ledger account reconciliations.
Develop and Maintain Adequate Internal Controls Systems and processes with specific responsibility for compliance with controls within assigned area of the company.
Bookkeeping Services-daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually.
Reviews and Produces monthly, quarterly, and year- end financial statements.
Reconcile Accounts receivables. Accounts payables and bank accounts to the point of sales system.
Guides all accounting staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
Provide Performance Management and quarterly measurable reviews for staff.
Coordinate and provide peer review feedback for each employee during their quarterly reviews.
Proficient in Audit Program Format.
Development, participation, and maintenance of adequate internal controls.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor s degree, accounting/finance focus required. CPA candidate with a minimum of 5 years experience in public accounting.
7+ years of progressive experience in accounting with 3+ years with a Big 4 public accounting firm (preferred), restaurant industry experience (preferred).
Proficiency in US GAAP.
Experience in accounting and auditing.
Business systems and process improvements experience preferred.
Experience in management of external financial audits
Experience in documentation of accounting process and best practices
Advanced capabilities in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, etc.), Lacerte, CYMA, and F9
Licenses and Certifications:
CPA Designation/Certification (active, or in process) Required
CPE must be current
Valid AZ Driver s License
10% travel is expected for this position.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.