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Robert Half Audit Manager - Public in Buford, Georgia


AUDIT MANAGER - Well-Respected Publlic Accounting Firm in Buford

My client in Gwinnett is seeking an Audit Manager to join their team for an immediate, direct-hire opportunity. The Audit Manager plans, supervises and reviews multiple engagements and other client assignments. For this role, we need the Manager to have Public Sector experience.

What You Will Do Every Day:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of technical accounting literature within the GAAP and SEC hierarchies and is able to research issues and provide management with relevant information, technical guidance and conclusions on non-routine, complex issues.

  • Prepares client-ready deliverables that require few content changes by Senior Managers and Partners.

  • Responsible for assisting and actively participating in the development of departmental training, methodology and tools.

  • Assist in preparation of proposals.

  • Monitor engagement progress against client expectations.

  • Expanded involvement in billing responsibilities and client management.

  • Consistent performance of audit plan in all financial statement areas.

  • Directs Senior Associates by actively managing the engagement responsibilities, which include drafting engagement letters, providing status to the client and/or engagement team as appropriate, managing actual hours incurred versus budgeted hours, and billing clients.

  • Plan and execute multiple concurrent client engagements including scheduling, deploying of resources and effectively managing projects to completion.

  • Assist and mentor staff, actively cultivating an environment that challenges, encourages, and fosters learning.

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, perform, and deliver work independently with limited supervision on large complex engagements.

  • Supervise staff on multiple concurrent engagements.

  • Monitor and supervise progress of staff, where applicable, in all engagement phases; provide performance feedback when needed.

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the financial statement preparation process.

  • Work closely with all experienced team members to identify and resolve issues encountered in completing engagement objectives through effective and timely communication.

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the client’s operations, accounting systems, financial condition, and the industry in which it operates.

  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels.

  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in client and team interactions.

  • Responsible for ensuring that deliverables and workpapers produced by team members are clear and concise and comply with firm and professional standards Actively work with engagement team in developing project budgets and monitor delivery of assignments on time and within budget.

  • Adhere to the Firm’s policies and procedures, demonstrate their importance to others, and provide input to management on suggested modifications to Firm policies and procedures as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.

  • Masters degree in Accounting or related field is preferred.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook.

  • CPA with at least 5 + years’ experience in public accounting

  • Possess technical knowledge sufficient to supervise Senior Associates in a wide variety of industries.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to supervise, manage and develop staff.

  • Strong relationship management and practice development skills.

  • Have a command of GAAP, other comprehensive bases of accounting, unique or specialized accounting principles.

If you are interested in this opportunity and possess the necessary skill set, please submit your formal and confidential resume to Kristen Stough for immediate consideration.

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