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Audit Manager

Audit Manager

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 hiring an Audit Manager to join our Public Sector team in our Phoenix office. In this role you will supervise and perform significant audit and review engagements for our clients, build lasting relationships, and assure continued close personal attention to client needs.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assume full responsibility for planning, supervising, and controlling all phases of the firm's regular services for those clients delegated by principals.

  • Delegate or assume in-charge responsibility; project and plan the timing of the workload to promote the most efficient operation of the staff.

  • Lead the decision-making process for assigned engagements/clients; keep the engagement principal fully informed of major decisions, engagement progress, the client's situation, and potential problems.

  • Develop a responsible and trained staff through assistance in recruiting, planning assignments, resolving problems, providing direct consultation to staff, evaluating staff performance, and acting as an instructor or discussion leader in professional development programs.

  • Delegate or supervise preparation of the engagement letter for approval by the engagement principal, discuss the nature and terms of the assignment with the client, estimate fees, and ensure client signs and returns the engagement letter prior to the start of the engagement.

  • Evaluate internal controls and audit programs prepared by staff, revise as necessary, and present to the engagement principal for approval.

  • Follow the engagement progress through monitoring time budgets and deadlines for adherence; communicate important developments to the engagement principal along with facts, conclusions and recommendations; provide ongoing attention to client management; and prepare final client meetings.

Job Requirements

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting or related field

  • 6 years of public accounting experience with emphasis in financial statement preparation, audits, reviews, and compilations

  • Prior experience servicing clients in the public sector preferred

  • Current CPA licensure required

  • Ability to travel to client sites that may also require overnight travel

  • Advanced technical knowledge of audit, accounting, and tax concepts

  • Demonstrated ability to manage client relationships

  • Strong communication and analytical skills

  • Ability to show strong leadership and mentoring capabilities

  • Dynamic interpersonal manner with the capacity to develop and train staff through supervised practice

  • Excellent client service orientation with an ability to expand services and develop new business

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 4901
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Audit Manager

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