Audit Manager - Employee Benefit Plans
Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Financial Management Advisory and Assurance service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s Global Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. Our public sector team members find solutions that help government leaders with issues including acquisitions, financial management, human capital, information technology and performance management in federal, state, local and international governments.At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Supervise the overall execution of engagement.Review of client deliverables and audit workpapers.Work with Partners to determine overall audit strategy and project management, including staffing and the engagement budget.Communicate on a daily basis with client management and process owners.Manage proposal and business development efforts.Develop whitepapers and thought leadership documentation.Actively coach and mentor junior staff.Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work.Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.Prior pension plan audit experience is desired.Must have at least 6 years of applicable audit experience; 1 year acting in a managerial capacity.Active CPA license a must.Ability to lead and mentor junior staff members.Bachelora€ (TM) s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.Travel may be required.Coach and mentor junior staff members.Ability to work overtime required on occasion.Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.Grant Thornton LLP is the US member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s Global Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s Global Public Sector at www.grantthornton.com/publicsector.It is Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law..