WI430 | Assurance Manager (Financial Services )

WI430 | Assurance Manager (Financial Services )

17 Nov

17 Nov



RSM is looking for a dynamic Manager to join our Assurance team. You will have the opportunity to work as a team member on diverse client engagements as part of our national and local practice. Our clients include local, national and internationally recognized companies. RSM’s assurance professionals helping companies improve their performance through the most challenging business cycles.


Provide timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations including coordinating audits of complex financial statements, related disclosures, and other client deliverables

Assess risk along with design and communicate audit procedures to engagement teams

Understand and utilize RSM’s audit methodology

Manage multiple engagement teams and prepare end-of-engagement evaluations for staff

Lead the team through the entire audit process, preparing all necessary financial statements and related disclosures and reportable conditions letters, with an eye on quality, thoroughness and accuracy

Collaborate with the engagement senior manager/partner on engagement approach and execute on the plan using a risk-based approach

Identify technical accounting matters early and assess impact on financial statements; coordinate with firm specialists as needed

Recognize industry-specific and general accounting and auditing issues, including but not limited to, revenue recognition, inventory pricing and LCM, receivable discounts, allowances, incentives and bad debts, current and deferred tax provisions and determine appropriate audit approach for such areas

Provide insightful feedback on financial statements and prepare other client deliverables such as board communications, deficiency letters, management letters, etc.

Understand skill sets and capabilities of Senior Associates and Supervisors and monitor and review work product that they prepare and report on performance while articulating coaching notes throughout the process

Supervise seniors and supervisors on engagement teams and function as an in-charge, monitoring and reporting regarding productivity and adherence to work plan and budget

Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise

Maintain contact with clients throughout the year to understand impact of significant developments in client’s business and assess impact on current year audit engagements

Identify and communicate significant accounting and auditing matters to senior manager and partner on engagement

Develop others within the Firm through facilitating levels based or industry training, advising on career development or participating in other Firm initiatives

Identify performance improvement opportunities for team members

Understand RSM’s lines of businesses, availability of services and where applicable, discuss with client management of opportunities to make valuable introductions to others in the firm

Manage time appropriately across multiple projects

Subscribe to and actively read industry publications and share relevant information with clients as considered applicable

Develop a strategy to utilize relationships external to the firm with different types of Centers of Influence to effectuate business growth

Manage profitability of projects

Ensure professional development through ongoing education

Keep abreast of latest developments as they affect GAAP and the Firm’s standards and policies

Willingness to travel 25% of the year, depending on your clients

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree or equivalent degree from an accredited university

CPA designation

5+ years of current or recent experience in a public accounting environment

Experience leading teams and mentoring associates

Understanding of audit services with knowledge of GAAP and GAAS

A proven record of building profitable, sustainable client relationships

Minimum of 4 years of team lead or in-charge experience overseeing staff on multiple engagements

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with acquisitions, including purchase accounting, goodwill, intangible assets, impairment issues, valuations and related assumptions, stock-based compensation and equity

A successful record of directing and deploying staff and senior associates on multiple, simultaneous engagement

A successful record of directing and deploying staff and senior associates on multiple, simultaneous engagement

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

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