Audit Manager - Financial Services

Grant Thornton 4/29/2019 10:51:50 AM
JOB ID: 043692 Specialty:
Chicago, Illinois




Grant Thornton LLP has multiple openings for the position of Audit Manager-Financial Services based out of Grant Thornton LLP'S U.S. headquarters in Chicago, IL and various unanticipated locations and specializing in financial services. The applicant may live anywhere in the U.S., as this is a roving position, with travel required up to 40% of the time. S/he will plan, coordinate, supervise and execute audits in compliance with applicable IFRS, GAAS, GAAP, legal and regulatory requirements; manage multiple teams across multiple clients and locations, allocate work to staff and manage audit engagements to budget; work on managing national team that involve project teams in different locations; oversee client proposals for financial services related matters for clients; oversee streamlining FS related work with Bangalore; managing work for real estate clients in Commercial, Industrial and Student Housing space; and auditing real estate clients (i.e. Commercial Shopping mall and water park) that is in development stages; identify audit issues, investigate and consult on resolution and service client base to make recommendations on business improvement and process improvement and serve as a business advisor to client; team with partners and senior managers on proposals and business development calls; understand and manage Firm risk on audits and proposals; manage, develop, train, and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews; coaching junior staff to develop a strong staff base for the Firm; actively participate in recruiting talent to the Firm; attend professional development, networking events and training seminars on a regular basis; provide classroom training on both GAAP and GAAS for audit personnel; conduct the review and evaluation of client's business processes and identify business risks and internal control weaknesses; oversee project to streamline Financial Services related work with subsidiaries globally; and specific expertise with Real Estate clients in commercial, Industrial and Student Housing Space. The role will additionally connect internal audits of real estate clients to ensure compliance with regulations.


The position of Audit Manager-Financial Services requires a bachelor’s degree, or its foreign equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or a closely related field and 5 years of experience in the job offered or in a public accounting role involving in-charge auditing. This position also requires a U.S. CPA or foreign Chartered Accountant Certificate. Moreover, this position requires the following skills: (1) 5 years of professional experience planning, coordinating, supervising, and executing audits in compliance with applicable IFRS for Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, and Funds of Funds, GAAS, GAAP, legal and regulatory requirements; (2) 2 years of professional experience managing multiple teams across multiple clients, allocating work to staff, and managing audit engagements to budget; (3) 2 years auditing Mortgage REITs, auditing Hedge Funds and Private Equity funds, auditing loan accounting, and auditing commercial mortgage-backed securities; (4) 2 years of professional experience conducting the review and evaluation of client's business processes and identifying business risks and internal control weaknesses; (5) 2 years of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies; (6) 2 years of experience with management fees, incentive fees, other related company or fund transactions within the context of Asset management; (7) 2 years of professional experience conducting the review and evaluation of client's business processes and planning of an audit engagement; and (8) 2 years of experience identifying business risks and internal control weaknesses for clients, establishing the key audit objectives.

This position is included in Grant Thornton’s Employee Referral Program with incentives. Candidates who are interested in this position should select “Apply” below.


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Requisition ID: 043692

Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois