Location
Virginia/West Virginia -Remote
Industry
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING
Date Posted
11/24/2021

Audit Supervisor

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Expertise and Work Quality

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the technical aspects and issues related to their functional and industry specialization.
  • Follow company guidance regarding secure use of hardware, software, and client information. Hold Associates accountable for protecting company assets and information.
  • Maintain proficiency and identify efficiency with relevant firm technical resources and computer applications. Demonstrate effective use of these resources and use file and workpaper organization techniques.
  • Continually strive to develop and maintain a high level of technical competence.
  • Be capable of drafting professional correspondence to clients and superiors on complex subject matter.
  • Draft formal communications that contribute to the planning and completion of the audit engagement.
  • Prepare workpapers that are neat, organized and cross-referenced.
  • Review workpapers prepared by Associates for accuracy, content, reasonable procedures, and supportable conclusions.
  • Assign audit sections for Associates, allowing you to complete more technical and challenging audit sections.
  • Complete assignments on time and within budget.
  • Assign review comments to Associates on the engagements and verify the review comments have been appropriately addressed.
  • Address review comments from the Manager and/or Principal.
  • Provide input in the planning aspects of the engagement to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Assist in preparation of current file and financial reporting requirements, if applicable to the engagement.
  • Evaluate engagement performance and formalize suggestions for improvement of next year’s engagement.
  • Communicate with team members on job responsibilities (ie. equipment responsibilities, dress code, and basic understanding of client) prior to arrival.

Client Management and Service

  • Maintain the complete confidentiality of firm and client information.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work under time constraints; provide as much flexibility as possible when needed to meet client expectations and deadlines.
  • Present yourself and your work product to clients and co-workers in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of clients’ business needs by identifying issues and discussing resolutions with in-charge employees and implementing resolutions throughout the engagement process.
  • Keep Managers, Principals, and Client Management informed of the engagement progress and issues as they develop.
  • Develop and maintain strong, positive client relationships through timely communication during the engagement as well as periodic communication throughout the year.
  • A commitment to respond to clients within 24 hours.
  • Maintain daily time entry for accurate reporting firm-wide

Business Development

  • Recognize that practice expansion comes from existing clients as well as potential clients.
  • Actively develop own referral network, recognizing that every interpersonal encounter may provide a business development opportunity.
  • Participate in civic/professional organizations, as well as YHB marketing activities.
  • Continue to gain an understanding of service capabilities.
  • Develop a network of contacts and seek ways to increase firm visibility.
  • Represent the company publicly by accepting speaking opportunities, authoring articles for industry literature, client newsletters, etc.

Personal Participation and Professional Development

  • Assume responsibility for career growth by preparing personal development plans, tracking personal marketing activities, new business generation, identification of continuing education strategies, etc.
  • Accept constructive input from and offer constructive feedback to Managers and Principals.
  • Honestly assess own performance upon completion of engagements or assignments.
  • Solicit overall performance feedback on assigned areas from in-charge employees.
  • Seek additional responsibilities on engagements that you feel you would like to be given the opportunity to undertake and will help enhance your career and knowledge.
  • Gain understanding of department goals and responsibilities.
  • Take responsibility for attaining chargeable hour requirements.
  • Participate in industry meetings and seminars.
  • Be cognizant to interactions within the community, realizing that in many cases you may be the only source of exposure for YHB.
  • Understanding the role of Manager and working to expand roles and responsibilities to that level.

Leading and Developing Others

  • Provide Associates with the framework to complete assignments based on experience levels.
  • Develop ability to communicate review comments professionally while providing feedback, which will assist in development of the person whose work was reviewed.
  • Participate in the training, motivation, supervision, and evaluation of team members. Begin identifying opportunities to assist in course material preparation and/or instruction of in-house courses.
  • Offer constructive feedback to Associates.
  • Serve as the primary day-to-day contact for Associates; increase cooperation and success by being accessible and approachable to the feelings and perspectives of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of cooperation and teamwork through daily interactions with co-workers and in-charge employees.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, clients, and other team members by displaying attitudes of helpfulness, a focus on team success, and the consideration of the ideas of others.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or relevant field required.
  • Requirements to achieve the CPA certification and/or other certifications of similar standing as approved for development.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.