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Assurance Manager or Director

Company: CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen),the 8th largest public accounting firm in the United States, is proud to create inspired careers. We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career paths in the same way. That's why CLA exists to create opportunities. We promise to know you and help you.This is why we've created our Director and Manager career paths! These positions share the same level of seniority, but they allow YOU to choose which path is right for you. - CLA is looking for a highly motivated Director or Manager to join our Assurance team in Cedar Rapids or Des Moines.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assume full responsibility for planning, supervising, and controlling all phases of the Firm's regular services for those clients delegated by Principals.
  • Assume in-charge responsibility; plan the timing, staffing and execution of assurance engagements to promote the most efficient operation and deliver value to our clients.
  • Lead the decision-making process for assigned engagements/clients; keep the Engagement Principal fully informed of major decisions and the engagement progress.
  • Develop a responsible and trained team 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.
  • 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.REQUIREMENTS
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
    • 6+ years of public accounting experience with emphasis in financial statement preparation, audits, reviews, and compilations.
    • Current CPA license required.
    • Advanced technical knowledge of audit, accounting, and tax concepts.
    • Ability to travel to client sites that requires overnight travel.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage client relationships.
    • Strong communication and analytical skills.
    • Ability to show strong leadership and mentoring capabilities.
    • Dynamic interpersonal manner with capacity to develop and train staff.
    • Excellent client service orientation with an ability to expand services and develop new business.Director - If you love servicing existing client relationships and want to grow your career without the pressure of having to bring new client relationships into the firm, then this is the opportunity for youManager - This is a great path for those who have a passion for servicing clients, want to build a book of business, and want to advance into a Principal role. If you thrive when identifying business opportunities for clients and desire to be a Principal, then this is the opportunity for you!#LI-NG1Shortly after you apply you will receive an invitation with additional information. CLA has partnered with Pymetrics to help us get to know you a little better. The Pymetrics games take 20-30 minutes to complete and there are no right or wrong answers - so we hope you have fun!Following completion of the Pymetrics games, CLA will view the Pymetrics results alongside other information as part of the application review process.CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our communities. -We are a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. -All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.Click to learn about your hiring rights.

Keywords: CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Cedar Rapids , Assurance Manager or Director, Accounting, Auditing , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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