Assurance Manager (FS – Funds and Asset Management) Job

Job Overview

Location
Toronto, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 month ago

Additional Details

Experience
Good Exp. Required (5 - 9 Years)

Job Description

RSM is looking for a dynamic Manager to join our Assurance team. You will have the opportunity to work as a team member on diverse client engagements as part of our national and local practice. Our clients include local, national and internationally recognized companies. RSM’s assurance professionals helping companies improve their performance through the most challenging business cycles.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations including coordinating audits of complex 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
  • Manage multiple engagement teams and prepare end-of-engagement evaluations for staff
  • Lead the team through the entire audit process, preparing all necessary financial statements and related disclosures and reportable conditions letters, with an eye on quality, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Collaborate with the engagement senior manager/partner on engagement approach and execute on the plan using a risk-based approach
  • Identify technical accounting matters early and assess impact on financial statements; coordinate with firm specialists as needed
  • Recognize industry-specific and general accounting and auditing issues, including but not limited to, revenue recognition, inventory pricing and LCM, receivable discounts, allowances, incentives and bad debts, current and deferred tax provisions and  determine appropriate audit approach for such areas
  • Provide insightful feedback on financial statements and prepare other client deliverables such as board communications, deficiency letters, management letters, etc.
  • Understand skill sets 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
  • Supervise seniors and supervisors on engagement teams and function as an in-charge, monitoring and reporting regarding productivity and adherence to work plan and budget
  • Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise
  • 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
  • Identify and communicate significant accounting and auditing matters to senior manager and partner on engagement
  • Develop others within the Firm through facilitating levels based or industry training, advising on career development or participating in other Firm initiatives
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities for team members
  • 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
  • Manage time appropriately across multiple projects
  • Subscribe to and actively read industry publications and share relevant information with clients as considered applicable
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree or equivalent degree from an accredited university
  • CPA designation
  • 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 and GAAS
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with acquisitions, including purchase accounting, goodwill, intangible assets, impairment issues, valuations and related assumptions, stock-based compensation and equity
  • A successful record of directing and deploying staff and senior associates on multiple, simultaneous engagement

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