This entrepreneurial-minded individual will work on a variety of advisory and consulting projects, while assisting Office Managing Director in establishing a Cincinnati based assurance practice, identifying and obtaining new engagements. Will actively lead audit, review, and other assurance projects including planning, fieldwork and wrap-up of all engagements. Lead engagement teams and manage client relationships including having responsibility for day-to-day client contact. Create plans and budgets for audit and other assurance programs and ensure completion of engagements within a defined timeline. Focus on four major initiatives established by the Firm: Profitability, Practice Growth; Client Focus; and Brand Culture/Development.

Tasks:

  • Oversee all aspects of audits, reviews and other assurance engagements
  • Develop programs, plans and approaches for assigned client engagements.
  • Supervise and review all work of seniors, staff, and interns on assigned client engagements.
  • Responsible for supervising, mentoring training and supporting development of seniors, staff and interns.
  • Communicate status of work, problems, and findings to both internal GBQ management and clients.
  • Collaborate with firm leaders, other departments and client leadership to identify issues and develop and implement solutions to address issues identified.
  • Review engagement profitability and prepare and analyze monthly billing for assigned engagements.
  • Develop and deliver executive presentations, summaries of financial information and lead client and internal meetings.

Profitability:

  • Monitor the hours incurred by engagement team members and the progress of assigned client engagements to ensure work is completed within both a defined budget and a defined timeline.
  • Achieve charge hour budget and meet hour expectations established by firm.
  • Monitor staff charge budgets to ensure staff and seniors achieve charge hour budgets and hour expectations established by firm.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple engagements and tasks.
  • Participate in and lead “approved” non-client initiatives to improve firm administration.
  • Assist in establishing and implementing policies that improve department efficiencies.
  • Consistently utilize all firm and department software efficiently.

Practice Growth:

  • Represent firm and build relationships by attending fundraisers, meetings with prospects/bankers, charitable events, professional organizations, etc.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills while completing client work and firm-related projects.
  • Identify opportunities to obtain new engagements and assist firm leadership in securing new clients and engagements.
  • Participate in and lead public speaking engagements and presentations.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Client Focus:

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and deep knowledge of technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Exhibit behavior consistent with rules of conduct of the AICPA, OSCPA and Accountancy Board of Ohio.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with team, other firm associates and client personnel to ensure efficient flow of data, information, and financial issues, risks and recommendations.
  • Identify and present operational and financial improvement opportunities for clients served.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding of client’s business, industry and resources available to provide value to clients.
  • Identify complex issues and perform complex technical research to make recommendations to firm and client leadership.

Brand Culture/Development:

  • Exemplify Brand Attributes of the Firm and promote positive work environment for team members.
  • Support and ensure adherence to all administrative policies and procedures of the firm.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently or in a team environment and exhibit confidence addressing and resolving conflict with peers, subordinates and firm leaders.
  • Consistently seek feedback on performance from superiors and enhance and develop individual professional and technical skills.
  • Prepare and deliver objective and candid performance evaluations to direct reports and identify coaching and mentoring opportunities to assist in development of associates.

Work Experience and Education:

  • BA or BS in accounting or a related field.
  • Must be a CPA.
  • Strong proficiency with PC and software packages utilized by Assurance Department.
  • Approximately 5-7 years of financial audit experience in public accounting.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Individual will report directly to a Performance Manager who will provide any necessary guidance relative to administrative issues or work performance through the formal evaluation process.
  • Responsible for management and supervision of Assurance staff.

 

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