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Education & Experience Requirements
Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 145 territories, with 41,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.7 billion.
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Baker Tilly is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law.
Are you interested in joining one of the fastest growing public accounting firms?
Would you like the ability to focus on one industry sector and further become an expert for your clients?
If yes, consider joining Baker Tilly (BT) as an Audit Manager! This is a great opportunity to be a valued business advisor delivering industry-focused audit and other assurance services to middle market clients. You will work side-by-side with firm leadership to serve clients and build the business, having a direct impact on the firm’s success. Additionally, you will be a mentor and coach to a group of talented staff, utilizing your expertise to help develop their technical and professional skills. If you are invigorated by these exciting challenges, then this could be the right opportunity for you! As one of the fastest growing firms in the nation, BT has the ability to offer you upward career trajectory, flexibility in how and where you get your work done and meaningful relationships with clients, teammates and leadership who truly care about you and your development.
You will enjoy this role if:
You are looking for an opportunity to build your career in a specific industry, becoming an industry expert to the clients you serve
You can see yourself as a trusted business advisor, working face-to-face with clients to find creative solutions to complex accounting and business challenges
You want to work for a leading CPA advisory firm that serves middle market clients and whose owners have both their clients’ and employees’ best interests in mind and are transparent in their decisions
You value your development and want to work for a firm that provides you the autonomy to own your schedule and career through structured programs (ask us about My Time Off, My Development and Dress for Your Day!)
You want to contribute to your engagement team’s professional growth and develop your own leadership skills to build a career with endless opportunities now, for tomorrow
What you will do:
Be a trusted member of the engagement team providing various assurance and consulting services to industry specific clients, positively impacting their financial statements, profitability, and business operations through:Proactively engaging with your clients throughout the year to understand business goals and challenges
Implementing appropriate testing to assess deficiencies of internal controls and make recommendations for improvement
Managing all fieldwork to ensure quality service and timely delivery of results
Playing an active role in providing valuable financial statement guidance and business recommendations based upon various testing performed and information gathered
Delivering business insight through thoughtful review, analysis, and discussion
Assist with managing client engagement staffing, billings/collections, and ensure client profitability targets are met
Utilize your entrepreneurial skills to network and build strong relationships internally and externally with clients and the community
Invest in your professional development individually and through participation in firm wide learning and development programs
Support the growth and development of team members through the Baker Tilly Care and Teach philosophy, helping associates meet their professional goals
Bachelors degree in accounting required, Masters or advanced degree desired
Five (5)+ years’ experience providing financial statement auditing services in a professional services firm desired
Two (2)+ years’ of supervisory experience, mentoring and counseling associates desired
Demonstrated management, analytical, organization, interpersonal, project management, communication skills
Ability to lead and supervise others, provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning in order to stay current regarding applicable strategies, see the "big picture" as well as the details, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment, and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of projects.
Highly developed software and Microsoft Suite skills
Eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship preferred