Audit Managers - Broker Dealers

Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: 06-30-2016
If you are currently at a Big 4 as an Audit Manager or Director and have experience auditing broker dealers, this might be an interesting opportunity to consider.

Relocation provided for ideal candidate.

Must have 6 - 15 years experience and a current CPA license.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting; MBA/Master's degree is a plus;
Strong knowledge of CLIENT standards, generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financial reporting standards;
Ability to travel 25-35% of time (including some non-U.S. travel); and
Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.

 
Position Description

Our Mission
Our Client is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.  Our Client also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.  

Job Description
Our Client is looking for top auditing professionals to join the Division of Registration and Inspections as an Inspections Specialist in certain offices throughout the United States.

The Division of Registration and Inspections inspects registered public accounting firms in connection with the firm’s performance of audits, issuance of audit reports, and related matters involving U.S. companies, other issuers, brokers, and dealers. Professionals in the Division of Registration and Inspections directly contribute to Our Client’s mission of protecting investors.

Our Client has offices in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL: Dallas (Irving), TX; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Orange County (Irvine), CA; Philadelphia, PA; San Mateo, CA; Southern Florida (Fort Lauderdale), FL; Tampa, FL; and Washington DC.

Responsibilities
This is an opportunity to use your skills and experience in auditing to participate in a rigorous program of inspections of registered public accounting firms including:
Inspecting portions of audit work papers to assess the degree of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the rules of the Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and professional standards in connection with the performance of audits, issuance of reports, and related matters involving issuers;
Assessing the firms’ quality control structures and the related impact these structures have on audit quality;
Meeting and interviewing firm personnel to (1) understand the firms’ quality control structures, (2) understand the audit approach to audit engagements, and (3) further develop and/or identify quality control and/or audit deficiencies;
Gathering and organizing information to support identified inspection issues;
Researching and consulting with others on technical issues;
Communicating findings to firm personnel in meetings and in comment forms; and
Preparing comment forms and assisting with preparing inspection reports.

As an Inspections Specialist, you will also be able to:
Enhance your technical skills through inspection activities and the ability to collaborate with highly skilled Inspection teams;
Participate in inspection projects aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the Inspection program;
Participate in the development and/or facilitation of training courses; and
Participate in Our Client’s recruiting process.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications
• Current CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license required;
• Six to fifteen years of progressively responsible experience having attained the Senior Manager or Manager level in the audit of companies traded on the U.S. markets;
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting; MBA/Master's degree is a plus;
• Strong knowledge of CLIENT standards, generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financial reporting standards;
• Ability to travel 25-35% of time (including some non-U.S. travel); and
• Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.

Why should you consider this opportunity?
  • Mission-based organization
  • Work/life balance (40-50 hours/week)
  • Work from home options (2 days a week  when not traveling)
  • 401k w/ immediate vesting
  • Peer group of very talented professionals
  • No  business development responsibilities
  • 30% travel (April-December, no travel Q1)
 
 
 
Contact information:
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Recruiter
Max Populi, LLC
4628 Bayard Street, #207
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2750
Tel: (412) 567-5279
Fax: (412) 567-5198
e-mail: jobs@maxpopuli.com
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