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This position can be based in any of the following offices: Madison, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL, Tysons, VA, Minneapolis, MN, or Philadelphia, PA.
The Professional Standards Assurance Manager will lead and coordinate key accounting and auditing efforts for the Professional Practice Group (“PPG” or national office) of the firm. This position will include substantial focus on the public sector and single audit practice. This person will be responsible for monitoring professional standards, including those issued by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board (ASB), Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC), the Governmental Accounting Office (GAO), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) single audit requirements.
Work closely with the Industry Center of Excellence Technical committees (ICE-T) in the following areas:
Create implementation plans for upcoming standards.
Development of public sector and single audit training materials.
Creation and modification of accounting and auditing tools and templates.
Modifications and updates to global focus audit methodology.
Support the PPG in monitoring the quality of the assurance practice of the firm.
Participate in support and discussions with external reviewers.
Participate in internal monitoring and peer review activities.
Maintain the firm's public sector A&A calendar and responsible for distribution of firm public sector A&A communications. Calendar maintenance includes monitoring implementation of standards and training for the practice.
Monitor changes in professional standards, with particular focus on the public sector and single audit industry groups.
Assist with evaluating and potentially drafting firm comment letters for due process documents issued by GASB, GAO, and OMB.
Assist in evaluating and potentially drafting firm comment letters for due process documents issued by the ASB and PEEC.
Continue to grow and develop technical expertise, and provide technical consultation to the firm and public sector practice.
Ad hoc research projects as determined necessary by the practice.
Support the public sector assurance practice in client calls and meetings on technical matters.
Bachelors Degree required.
5-8 years relevant experience required, 8-10 years preferred.
Knowledge of and advanced research skills in AICPA auditing standards and Government Auditing Standards (GAO).
Knowledge of and advanced research skills in accounting standards established by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
Knowledge of and advanced research skills in the single audit requirements of the Uniform Guidance.
Past experience in performing financial statement and single audits of public sector entities.
Excellent quantitative/qualitative analysis and problem-solving skills.
Articulate, analytical (with attention to detail), and a self-starter with strong follow through.
High impact oral and written communications/presentation skills.
Proven track record of successfully leading complex projects and organization-wide initiatives.