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Audit Senior Manager, SEC Center of Excellence

Company: FORVIS
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

At FORVIS, your career is designed with a purpose. We want our team members to thrive professionally and feel the impact their work yields when serving clients, industries, and local communities. This starts by empowering team members to design a career journey that leverages their skills and fuels their passions.
Creating a best-in-class employee experience is at the heart of our vision for the future. With a global presence and diversified service offerings, we provide our FORVIS team members with an abundance of career paths to choose from. We pride ourselves on building an inclusive culture where the backgrounds and talents of all our people are valued. We view our people as our most important asset and invest in them by providing competitive total rewards, professional development, and rewarding career opportunities.
FORVIS is a Top-10 professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services, driven by our commitment to using our forward vision to provide rewarding career opportunities and deliver unmatched client experiences. Learn more at
FORVIS, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected classifications.
It is FORVIS's standard policy not to accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

  • FORVIS expressly reserves the right not to consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies.
    --- FORVIS further reserves the right not to pay a fee to a recruiter or agency unless such recruiter or agency has a signed vendor agreement with FORVIS.
    --- Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of FORVIS without having a FORVIS vendor agreement in place will be considered the property of FORVIS. Responsibilities
    The FORVIS SEC Center of Excellence ("SEC COE") is a talent hub of high-performing professionals with a client-facing, SEC engagement career focus. The SEC COE exists to attract, retain, and develop best-in-class professionals with an uncommon commitment to excellence to provide an Unmatched Client Experience for our SEC clients while providing accelerated career advancement and earning opportunities for our professionals.
    Our firm provides assurance services that go beyond the compliance function. Alongside the rest of our team, you will bring credibility to our client's financial picture, communicate information objectively and clearly, and provide insight to help clients improve their businesses. Additionally, in collaboration with your SEC COE colleagues, you will be a key contributor in the learning and professional development of other FORVIS professionals serving SEC Assurance Engagements and a key contributor in our go-to-market strategy. If relationships are important to you, and you identify with the People First culture at FORVIS, we would like to hear from you!
    How you will contribute:
    • Carrying out audit, review, and compilation engagements
    • Managing and supervising engagement teams on SEC audits and quarterly reviews
    • Effectively identifying and evaluating audit risk, plan engagements and execute the designed audit plan to ensure audit engagements are completed with defendable files and documentation
    • Effectively reviewing engagement work papers prepared by Associates, Senior Associates and others within the organization
    • Managing the implementation of new and emerging accounting standards
    • Providing clients with subject matter expertise in the areas of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Industry Accounting Practices
    • Demonstrating effective professional writing and communication skills through drafting and reviewing client deliverables
    • Effectively managing concurrent engagements (including planning, supervising, and executing projects) and meeting deadlines without client and team disruption
    • Managing engagement fundamentals (e.g., realization, billing, utilization, leverage)
    • Communicating frequently with clients and key stakeholders, ensuring that appropriate parties remain informed and involved in the project developments and conclusions
    • Developing a network of clients and industry resources and deploy marketing techniques to contribute to the growth of the Financial Services team.
    • Assisting in managing, developing and coaching professional staff
    • Building personal referral sources and clientele while actively participating in team marketing opportunities
    • Participating in speaking and article writing opportunities
    • Completing CPE specific to the financial services industry We are looking for people who have Forward Vision and:
      • Uncommon commitment to excellence and desire to tackle the most challenging accounting and auditing topics
      • A desire to provide mentorship and training to other professionals
      • The ability to communicate both up and downstream to team staff and exercise judgment in determining client interactions
      • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple client projects, including monitoring project time budgets and consistently meeting or exceeding agreed-upon deadlines
      • Ability to complete occasional travel
      • High attention to detail as well as the ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills
      • The ability to professionally write and communicate deliverables including but not limited to client meetings, internal meetings and projects
      • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and ability to learn new software related to the accounting function of an organization
      • Willingness to embrace lifelong learning and continually look for opportunities to bring value, grow within your areas of expertise and share your passion for the Financial Services industry
      • An aptitude to recruit and develop firm associates and team members
      • An ability to prioritize and work independently in a fast-paced environment to reach clear-set goals Total Rewards Package:
        • Substantial Sign-on Bonus offered if hired by June 1, 2023
        • Market competitive salary
        • Annual Merit-Based Bonus
        • Multiple promotion cycles offered per fiscal year
        • Market competitive benefits package
        • More balanced charge hour expectations relative to industry standard Qualifications
          Minimum Qualifications:
          • 7 years or more of audit experience in public accounting
          • At least 2 years experience with SEC reporting, including Form 10-K annual reports and Form 10-Q quarterly reports
          • Experience supervising and managing PCAOB integrated audits
          • CPA license
          • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting or related field
          • Experience managing multiple complex client engagements

Keywords: FORVIS, Atlanta , Audit Senior Manager, SEC Center of Excellence, Executive , Atlanta, Georgia

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