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Audit Manager - Financial Services

RSM US LLP • Stamford, CT

Posted 17 days ago

Job Snapshot

Accounting - Finance, Consulting, Other Great Industries
Accounting, Finance

Job Description

RSM is currently hiring for a Manager to join our Hedge Fund Practice in our Stamford office. We are one of the top five leading firms in the US servicing the hedge fund industry. We have been growing at a steady pace for years and will continue this growth through the end of FY2016. Our firm is known Nationwide as experts in this industry.


  • Provide timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations including coordinating the auditing of all required 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

  • Provide a comprehensive review of audit work papers and financial statements

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

  • Understand skillsets 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

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

  • Supervise Audit Seniors and Supervisors on engagement teams and function as an in-charge facilitating field work by monitoring and reporting regarding productivity and adherence to work plan schedules on each assignment

  • 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

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

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

  • Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise

  • 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

  • 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

  • Supervise, monitor and performance reporting regarding audit Supervisors and Seniors on engagement teams and reviewing work product that they prepare

  • Identify and communicate accounting and auditing matters to Senior Managers and Partners

  • Identify performance improvement opportunities

  • 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:

  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting or equivalent degree

  • CPA or CA Certification

  • 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, GAAS and FASB regulations

  • 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

  • Must understand fair value accounting

  • Understanding of investment company accounting

  • Understanding of auditing investment companies under US GAAP

  • Must have experience working with investment funds

  • Experience supervising substantive testing and analytical-review procedures as well as documentation of internal control systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience auditing hedge funds and related organizations

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

  • Awareness of tax issues impacting hedge funds

  • Awareness of regulatory issues impacting hedge funds

  • Prior experience with registered funds (mutual funds and business development companies)

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 US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID: req1539
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