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Life Science Audit Manager

Company: Withum
Location: East Brunswick
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

Come join our world class service team. Withum is seeking a Manager to join our fast growing and well established national firm. This position requires an experienced Assurance professional with strong interpersonal and supervisory skills and knowledge of the Life Science and SEC space.Our Life Sciences practice serves public and private clients, including growth oriented, private equity and venture backed technology companies and provides tremendous career opportunities in an environment of the highest ethical standards and professionalism. We are committed to practicing work/life balance, a culture you can thrive in and offer extremely competitive salary and benefit packages.How You'll Spend Your Time

  • Lead the engagement team staff on the planning and execution of an audit engagement to effectively and efficiently provide world-class client service
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the audit engagement from staffing, planning, risk assessment, fieldwork, financial reporting and the conclusion
  • Provide supervision, training and support to the engagement staff and promote open communication to the engagement manager and partner
  • Collaborate with managers and partners on client issue resolution and make recommendations for operational or internal control improvements to the client
  • Manage multiple engagements concurrently with various teams to efficiently meet client deadlines
  • Create and track engagement budgets to review for inefficiencies that may arise during the audit and maintain profitable realization rates
  • Review and evaluate work papers, and determine compliance with professional standards and firm policy
  • Review reports and financial statements, as well as SEC filings
  • Review with the engagement partner significant findings that raise questions involving auditing standards and firm policy
  • Manage risk and ensure quality control procedures are being executed
  • Be involved in practice development and supervision of multiple engagements
  • Effectively manage employee and client expectations
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with client management
  • Assume responsibility for billing and collections when circumstances permit
  • Provide on-the-job training to team members
  • Develop staff by taking an active role in the Firm's learning and development activities
  • Complete performance evaluations constructively and timely, and also provide ongoing performance feedback to employees
  • Generate new business annually from new and existing clients
  • Represent the Firm by presenting on areas of expertise at 3rd party events
  • Participate in firm-sponsored activities
  • Maintain annual CPE requirementsThe Kinds of People We Want to Talk to Have Many of The Following:
    • BBA/BS/MS in Accounting
    • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and PCAOB/SEC rules and regulations
    • Familiar with the transactions common in the life science space including complex debt and equity transactions such as warrant accounting, and stock based compensation arrangements
    • 4+ years of relevant experience
    • Must be a licensed CPA
    • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including , specifically within SEC Assurance
    • Ability to articulately communicate professional/technical knowledge
    • Effective business advisory skills
    • Decisively identify and execute solutions to problems
    • Thorough understanding of complex technical issues
    • Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy
    • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
    • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing projects in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.
    • Strong leadership, training, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills to represent the Firm well to engagement partners or client's management
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills and strong attention to detailWithum will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.#Remote #Hybrid

Keywords: Withum, East Brunswick , Life Science Audit Manager, Executive , East Brunswick, New Jersey

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