Senior Manager Assurance- Audit

Senior Manager Assurance- Audit

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Accounting & Finance




The Senior Assurance Manager – Audit will play an important role in delivering outstanding client services to our broad client group and in assisting with the growth and development of the talented team. Acting with integrity, the Senior Assurance Manager – Audit will establish close working relationships with clients, teammates, and partners to continuously deliver high-quality service by the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), government legislation, and Firm Standards.  On top of that, you will be joining a team of professionals who are supportive, fun to be around, and value work/ life balance.
Education and Experience:
  • CPA Designation
  • Extensive experience with the Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant post designation work experience using: International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE), and accounting standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASPNPO). Preference will be given to IFRS-experienced candidates
  • Minimum 4 years of recent experience working as an auditor for a public accounting firm
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working as an auditor manager is an asset
  • Holds or has the ability to obtain a Comprehensive License
  • Public Accounting firm experience is a requirement
Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrate superior ethical behavior and professionalism
  • Self-motivated and conscientious
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Well-developed leadership and delegating skills
  • Highly focused on client service
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of proposal writing 
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Solution orientated
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and lead audit team
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Detailed duties will include but are not limited to: 
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with clients throughout the year
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage the Audit process and develop a strategy with appropriate consideration of Canadian Auditing Standards
  • Demonstrate expertise in IFRS and ASPE accounting frameworks and related financial reporting matters
  • Collaborate with various departments to plan engagement objectives and an audit strategy that complies with professional standards and appropriately addresses risk
  • Proven experience in understanding complex accounting and auditing concepts and applying them to client situations.
  • Applying strategies and creating proposals for the delivery of profitable services while maintaining exceptional quality
  • Demonstrate an application and solution-based approach to problem solving
  • Understand the client's industry and recognize their performance drivers, business trends, and emerging technical and industry developments
  • Stay informed of general business/economic developments and their impact on the client
  • Adapt the audit approach to the changing client environment.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues and various departments to deliver exceptional client service
  • Assist in the planning and scope of all assurance and compilation engagements
  • Responsible for completion of all audit files ensuring a high quality of work completed
  • Develop people by encouraging individuals to think for themselves and take responsibility for their contributions to the team
  • Coach, mentor, and develop direct reports through goal setting, providing guidance, regular and timely feedback, and learning opportunities for professional development
  • Establish expectations of value to be delivered.
  • Continuously expand and update professional knowledge and skills to enhance individual and team innovation and productivity
  • Participate in team training 
  • Review of assurance/audit areas of student work throughout the articling period
Additional Responsibilities: 
  • Keep current on professional standards to ensure they are always adhered to
  • Attend seminars and conferences
  • Continuously work to improve written and oral communication
  • Perform and complete other accounting-related duties as required
  • Positively represent the firm in the community in actions and participation in events, committees, organizations, etc. that are of interest to you

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