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Sr Assurance Manager in Saddle Brook, NJ at SNI Financial

Date Posted: 11/20/2023

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Job Description

Job Duties
Control Environment
• Applies knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures.
o Applies a broad understanding of objectives and components of the overall control environment and organization, and supervisory controls
o Validates and assesses effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting
o Identifies and communicates to management and audit committee suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures
o Identify and delegates functions of the audit to the auditor in charge as deemed appropriate
o Supervise the work of audit team and review workpapers and conclusions preferably onsite during audit field work
o Provide on-the-job-training to the engagement staff during audit field work

• Applies knowledge and understanding of governing principles; applying these principles to client transactions; and documenting and communicating an understanding and application of these principles.
o Identifies and consults with clients on the impact of new accounting pronouncements
o Monitors and communicates important professional, industry pronouncements
o Presents and discusses alternative generally accepted accounting principles and arguments for/against such alternatives
o Drafts complex financial statements and related footnote disclosures and effectively communicates these to client
o Identifies complex accounting issues and forms and documents resolution, seeking counsel of the firm’s audit partners as needed

• Applies knowledge and understanding of professional standards; application of the principles contained in professional standards; and the ability to document and communicate an understanding and application of professional standards on an engagement.
o Applies a thorough knowledge of professional standards/practices, including GAAS and PCAOB in performing and supervising work
o Provides guidance to others and affirms conclusions made by others
o Communicates matters required to be reported to those charged with governance

• Applies knowledge and application of the firm’s standards that guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products.
o Conducts detailed review to assure audit is completed in accordance with assurance manual standards
o Prepares or reviews required communications to management and audit committees, ensuring timeliness and completeness
o Recommends appropriate outcomes to critical issues
o Initiates and prepares client acceptance/retention procedures where appropriate
o Plans the audit process and oversees the execution of procedures with quality, efficiency, and completeness despite pressures of deadlines.
o Executes proper firm methodology including but not limited to proper archiving procedures
o Applies methodology used to seek or maintain information from authoritative sources and to draw conclusions regarding a target issue based on that information.
o Defines methodology to conduct research projects and completes in a timely manner
o Applies comprehensive knowledge of all appropriate research tools and draws conclusions based upon appropriate research
o Prepares memo supporting research/conclusions and consults with others if appropriate
Supervisory Responsibilities
• Responsible for supervision of Supervisor, Senior, Semi-Senior and Staff Accountants on all projects
• Review work prepared by engagement team and provide review comments
• Schedule and manage workload of engagement team
• Provide verbal and written performance feedback to engagement team
• Teach/coach engagement team to provide on the job learning
Income Taxes
• Responsible for the preparation and review of the client’s tax returns
• Has a working knowledge of the firm’s tax research sources in the firm’s online library.
• Prepare client billings as required
• Develop new client contacts and relationships beneficial to the firm
• Assist in administrative functions as assigned by the partners
• Recognize opportunities to provide additional services to existing clients
• Business valuation and litigation
• Other duties as required.

1. Job involves work in the firm's office or on the client's premises. Work on the client's premises may require the use of the Manager's personal car.
2. High level of overtime may be required to complete audit and tax engagements.

1. Managers normally have a minimum of three years’ experience as a senior accountant (or equivalent experience as deemed appropriate by the partners).
2. Sr. Managers normally have a minimum of three years’ experience as a manager (or equivalent experience as deemed appropriate by the partners).

Managers and senior managers are expected to develop professionally by:
• Demonstrating ability to sell new services to existing clients and attracting new business to the firm.
• Participating in administrative activities such as staff evaluations, performance reviews, recruiting, and developing office policies.
• Working with management on in-house training programs, including CPE and other presentations.
• Continuing participation in civic events, to project the firm's image and attract new business.
• Learning new technology the firm introduces into the work environment

• Managers and Senior Managers must be certified public accountants.