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Engagement Director

Engagement Director

Job Description

Achieve more by stretching your boundaries at CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA). Our people bring the full breadth of their talents, experience, and personal style to make an impact on those they serve. If you think like an entrepreneur, believe that collaboration multiplies opportunity, and want to push the limits of your own potential, then we should talk.


CliftonLarsonAllen, one of the nation's largest public accounting and professional services firms with more than 50 years of experience of providing excellent service to our clients and great career opportunities for our people, wants you to join our team!   At CliftonLarsonAllen, you will gain the experiences and training needed for you to build a great career in your chosen industry.  We develop outstanding professionals and leaders who grow with our firm and who help our firm grow.


We're seeking an Engagement Director to join our Public Sector group in our Phoenix office to oversee significant audit engagements, manage talented staff, and assume the role of mentor on audit and accounting technical issues and overall professional development. Bring your own style of leadership to impact clients' success and coach the people you manage.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve clients in a high impact manner, demonstrating command of their major area of specialization.

  • Demonstrate deep technical skills, general industry knowledge, and knowledge of the firm's capabilities.

  • Excel at engagement management and operational excellence, developing standards in these areas for the firm.

  • Provide leadership on client engagement, effectively managing the expectations of clients.

  • Exhibit strong people management and team building skills.

  • Establish leadership authority with team on engagements.

  • Work effectively in executing engagement responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate personal productivity and maintain high levels of utilization and region profitability by supporting multiple industry and service areas when not working in their respective major areas.

  • Understand the firm's financial model and ensure profitable delivery of engagements.

  • Expand technical and professional knowledge through greater exposure to new client situations, regular self-study and formal training opportunities.

  • Support business development opportunities as a high ranking expert and expand existing relationships through demonstrating high value and good strategic partnering capabilities.

  • Build lasting relationships with clients and subordinate staff.

Job Requirements

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Accounting required; advanced degree a plus

  • Experience working in a large professional services or public accounting firm, including 7 years experience driving strategic management

  • CPA licensure or other professional accreditation in area of expertise

  • Ability to travel to client sites

  • Excellent technical knowledge in area of specialty, preferably the public sector industry

  • Comprehensive understanding of financial statement preparation, audits, reviews, and compilations

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated track record of developing positive client relationships

  • Demonstrated success in professional development of individuals at all levels involved in audit engagements

  • Ability to multi-task and complete assignments within required time constraints and deadlines

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Accounting - Finance
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4902
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Engagement Director

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