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Transactional and Technical Topics - Financial Instruments - Audit Manager



IT, Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA · Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024
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The Americas Assurance Transactional and Technical Topics (“T3”) group encompasses the centralization of EY audit efforts in complex audit areas to a specialized team of professionals who work closely with internal engagement teams to assess risk, plan, and execute, and evidence work using a structured approach and standardized documentation. T3 team members are high-performing professionals consistently delivering a superior audit experience and providing insights to internal and external clients through deep subject matter competencies, excellent teaming, and a continuous improvement mindset.

The opportunity

You’ll help internal EY engagement teams and external clients meet their reporting requirements by accurately reporting and providing meaningful insights within a specific complex area of audit. The T3 Financial Instruments team is growing and looking for individuals with interest or experience in public company audits. In return, you can expect to work alongside high-performing specialists in a highly structured and collaborative environment while enjoying a more predictable work scheduled. You’ll be given all the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to own your career and become ready to build a better working world for our people, our clients and the communities that support us.

Your key responsibilities

Everything you’ll do will come back to providing exceptional audit activities for our clients. Colleagues and clients from a diverse array of backgrounds will look to you first for answers, so you’ll be a high- profile contact when it comes to resolving complex issues as it relates to financial instruments. As you build your knowledge and experience, you’ll become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Leading fieldwork, managing performance, and managing audit flow of a specific complex audit area across multiple engagements, keeping engagement leaders updated
  • Coaching internal EY engagement teams in completing robust risk assessments in a specific complex audit area and co-developing a responsive audit plan
  • Completing audit processes and documenting higher-risk areas to increase your technical and business skills in a specific complex audit area
  • Engaging internal EY engagement teams and external clients and providing authoritative advice and professionalism throughout the audit
  • Developing a strong perspective of best practice within a specific complex audit area and delivering relevant insights to internal and external clients
  • Constantly developing your understanding of current market trends within a specific complex audit area and processes and sharing your knowledge to develop junior colleagues
  • Understanding clients’ unique ambitions and needs and referring them to colleagues in other teams and areas
  • Overseeing engagement economics and managing appropriate resources for efficient engagement models within a specific complex audit area
  • Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge and enhance service delivery

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business discipline, supported by 5-7 years' work experience as an auditor in a public accounting firm
  • Targeted and strong knowledge of specific complex audit area
  • US CPA licensure in your work state
  • Experience leading the planning, execution and reporting on audits of financial statements applying US GAAP
  • Experience with SEC clients using SOX 404 and applying PCAOB standards
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management
  • The flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability and willingness to travel and work in excess if standard hours when necessary
  • Access to reliable transportation to/from the EY office and client sites. A driver’s license is strongly recommended as ride share and public transportation options may not be available in all locations

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience with public company audits of financial instruments accounts
  • Strong interest in internal controls

What we look for

We’re interested in leaders who are excited about building the future of the Assurance practice at EY. You can expect to influence and shape the culture and success of T3, and you’ll need to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve collaborative relationships and processes. If you’re serious about auditing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

What we offer
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $85,300 to $156,300. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $102,400 to $177,600. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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