Senior Manager, Accounting Advisory

Job Description

The Senior Manager position has primary responsibility of oversight over the Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting engagement work plans. As a leader of the firm, the Financial Reporting Senior Manager will demonstrate excellent project management skills, client service, and positive coaching to the team members in developing technical and professional competency.


* Delegate the preparation of the financial statements and technical accounting position papers to the engagement team members for both public and private companies, as well as other required support materials.
* Independently research and oversee the research by team members of complex accounting topics, to evaluate potential solutions and provide guidance to the team on next steps.
* Review accounting memos, financial statements, and other client deliverables prepared by engagement team members, ensuring general accounting standards are applied appropriately. Provide detailed review comments to preparer(s).
* Independently provide conclusions and recommendations on application of complex accounting guidance to clients and external parties, as requested by the client.
* Independently facilitate calls with the SEC, client auditors, client legal counsel, etc. as deemed necessary to accomplish project goals.
* In depth understanding of engagement requirements and clients business. Responsible for knowledge sharing of clients business to engagement team.
* Assist directors and/or engagement partners in developing budget plans, communicate those budgets to the engagement team and monitor team progress.
* Take ownership of the engagement while managing upward and downward expectations to ensure deadlines are met and project stays on budget.
* Lead multiple engagement teams simultaneously to further the Firms goals and objectives.
* Timely completion of project schedules ensuring the appropriate amount of resources are dedicated to individual projects. Continuous monitor of resource allocation to avoid over-scheduling individual team members.
* Ensure timely completion of periodic invoices of projects. Manage engagement profit margin through client invoice process ensuring expectations are aligned between client and internal team.
* Accepts responsibility for billable hours and remains productive in times of reduced client workload. Acts as a business owner to maximize productivity, while being critical of hours charged.
* Manage client expectations of deadlines including being proactive and responsive to their needs in a timely manner.


* Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent required.

* Active CPA
* 10+ years of relative accounting experience; at least 3 in public accounting or professional services highly preferred.
* Thrives in an environment of changing priorities.
* Ability to work towards enhancing technical and project management skills through on the job feedback and performance evaluations.
* Interpersonal skills to interact in a team environment and foster client relationships.
* Above average written and verbal communication skills.
* Be a thought leader in the organization by presenting on complex accounting topics during internal trainings.
* Outward face of the Firm by presenting on external panels.
* Have an understanding of the services offered by the Firm, look for opportunities to represent the Firm, grow the client base and increase brand recognition.
* Recognizes opportunities for learning by pursuing challenging assignments and a hunger to become and expert.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on MS Excel skills.


* Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
* Retirement Plan (401k)
* Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
* Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
* Short Term & Long Term Disability
* Training & Development

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