Assurance Director/Principal (Gov. Con.)

E Cohen & Co
Rockville, MD
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time
OverviewThe Director or Principal of Government Contracting Audit Services will oversee audit operations and growth for the industry at E. Cohen. This is a key position with a regional public accounting firm poised for substantial growth; a real opportunity to take ownership of an industry services group and shape the future of the firm. The ideal candidate will come to the table with substantial government contracting industry experience and join the firm as a pivotal member of the firm's management team, influencing and motivating a dedicated team of auditors. The ideal candidate is an experienced professional who demonstrates complete competence in auditing, reviews, and compilation services and shows proven management and practice promotion skills. The Director or Principal of Government Contracting Audit Services will be responsible for sourcing clients, client engagement, managing the team, and the successful execution of engagements. They will be a strong C-level communicator and possess a solid track record managing and developing teams.RequirementsLeadershipA good culture fit within an environment of personal accountability and high integrityDemonstrate exceptional leadership in managing and motivating teamsAbility to manage the full life cycle of the audit processProven ability to lead, manage, and grow an audit practiceResponsibility for quality and financial performance of all client engagementsAnticipates problem areas and questions that will arise during the course of a projectStrong interpersonal and leadership skills including listening, providing valuable performance feedback, group problem-solving, and conflict resolutionWillingness to participate/encourage participation in career development and education programs to improve communication, interpersonal, managerial, and technical skillsAttract, develop, and retain exceptional talent; assists in recruiting staff; attend events and functions at colleges and universities; conduct interviews and other recruiting duties as neededTechnicalComplete and thorough understanding of accounting, auditing, and tax standards that impact government contractorsPossesses a complete knowledge of the Firm's philosophy and its opinions on financial mattersMaintains knowledge of general economic and political trends of possible legislation or regulatory changes which might affect the business climateStrong analytical skills with the ability to conduct research, gather relevant internal and external information and synthesize into a cohesive, concise presentation and / or analysisProficiency in use of computers, and computer accounting software, or other software appropriate to service areaExcellent written and verbal communication skills to present information clearly and concisely to executive leadership, staff, and clientsGrowthUse professional network and existing relationships to actively develop new business for the audit services group as well as extend opportunities to other lines of business within the firmDevelop and implement the service area's strategic growth plan aligned with the firm's planBuild, develop, grow, and sustain client relationships; adding value to clients' businesses is an integral part of the jobLead and mentor staff in their interactions with clients in the marketplaceIdentify cross-selling opportunities and follow through with those opportunities or refer them to other professionals as necessaryEducation/CertificationsBachelor's degree in accounting; Master's degree preferredTen (10) years of related experience with at least five (5) years in a public accounting firmActive/valid certified public accountant's license is required; must be a member in good standing with the American Institute of CPAs and respective state societiesOtherResponsible for engagement planning, organization, and delegation to maximize efficiency, achieve quality goals, maintain productivity, and maximize realization.Responsible for engagement economics including billing, collecting, and maintaining profitability of the teamParticipate in firm practice development activitiesPrepare project plans and reports as requestedPlay an active role in marketing and business development activities:Author blog articles and whitepapersSpeak at industry conferencesAttend networking eventsServe as a mentor to staff at all levelsWhat We OfferExtremely competitive base salaryPerformance related bonus schemeLeadership coaching and developmentAnnual salary increasesGenerous vacation policyParental leaveFlexible time off programsMedical planDental planVision planWellness planGenerous 401K matchSignificant employee discounts (eg cell, travel, laptops, referral bonuses etc.)Work life balance arrangements, during summer periods outside of busy seasonDuring busy season, likely 60-hour weeksGenuine route to Partner based on prior experience and ability to meet/exceed stated goals

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