Seeking Audit Manager with ACTIVE SECURITY CLEARANCE to provide day to day leadership to our established and growing Washington DC metropolitan based State, Local, and Not for Profit audit engagements. Resource will also have the opportunity to manage small commercial and Employee Benefit Plan audits.
Maintain steady contact with clients throughout the business year, which involves a thorough knowledge of the client and all facets of the client’s business rather than mere routine attendance to immediate problems.
Prepare the engagement letter and any subsequent modifications for approval by a principal, answers any questions the client may have so there is a complete understanding of the nature and terms of an assignment.
Review staff assignments, making certain they are appropriate and staff is qualified
Evaluate internal controls and work programs prepared by the staff and, if necessary, revises the work program, then discusses the work program and time budget with the principal to obtain approval.
Follow the progress of the work during an engagement in relation to budgeted time and scheduled dates of completion
Know the client’s impression of the conduct of the engagement.
Keep the principal informed of all important developments in the work, analyzes the major problems that occur and recommends solutions.
Resolve problems with the principal’s approval and review the report drafted by the in-charge or senior accountant as the engagement nears completion.
Follow reports through processing, answering any questions that arise, submits the reports to the principal for final approval and signature and supervises the distribution according to the client’s instructions.
Deal directly with the client’s attorney or brokers, taxing authority agents and other third parties.
Supervise the preparation of management letters and tax returns in a manner similar to that discussed above.
Prepare the current billing memorandum.
Prepare staff performance evaluations and discuss them with staff members.
Maintain knowledge of general economic and political trends and, of possible tax or other legislation that could affect the business climate.
Required Education & Experience
Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in public accounting.
CPA license required, with current license
Experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity, scope and number of engagements managed.
Expert in Accounting principles related to Non Profit organizations and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Yellow Book Requirements, Office of Management and Budget A-133, A-128, A-87.
Demonstrated ability to bring in new business to a CPA firm.
Must be a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Proficiency in use of computers, computer accounting software, and audit software programs.
Preferred Education & Experience
Master’s degree in Accounting
Work Authorization/Security Clearance (If Applicable)
Active Security Clearance requirement
Equal employment opportunity statement
McConnell & Jones is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. McConnell & Jones policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment-qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and other protected veterans.
Internal Number: 4423-AMDC
About McConnell & Jones
McConnell & Jones LLP is a highly diverse CPA firm providing comprehensive financial, accounting and business advisory services to national and international clients. Founded in 1987 with an emphasis on providing assurance and tax service to the public and private sector, McConnell & Jones has since grown to encompass all aspects of business management, risk advisory, and business consulting to private and public companies as well as nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and state and federal government agencies across the country. McConnell & Jones places emphasis on providing high-level services with technology-driven, secure solutions The firm is ranked among the top 1 percent of accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans and is listed as a top accounting firm in the Southwest by the Accounting Today. Working with McConnell & Jones comes with exciting challenges and hands-on assistance in a culture that is supportive, innovative, and inspiring. With offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and Washington, D.C., and clients nationwide, we look for team members who want to work in a challenging environment in which excellence is both expected and rewarded.