Audit Senior Manager

Grant Thornton 5/17/2019 7:58:04 PM
JOB ID: 043873 Specialty:
Minneapolis, Minnesota




Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 47,000 people serving clients in more than 140 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Audit Senior Manager

Position Summary:

Grant Thornton understands how important audited financial statements are to businesses, shareholders/owners, lenders, investors and other stakeholders. We work with some of the country’s most successful private and public companies to first understand their businesses and the risks they face, and then focus our efforts where they matter most. We work with clients to improve their overall financial reporting processes and to help them better understand their businesses. We also consider it our job to continually inform our clients about accounting, financial and regulatory developments that may affect their businesses.

Our growing audit practice is looking to add a Senior Audit Manager to our team of trusted business advisers. When Grant Thornton undertakes an engagement to audit a company’s financial statements and/or internal controls over financial reporting, we understand that to deliver a high quality audit that the underlying activities and operations that give rise to the accounting entries need to be reviewed and understood. We provide insightful and sound operational advice, recommend process improvement strategies, and offer suggestions to manage risk. Our professionals are thought leaders providing personalized attention and quality service to our clients.

Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Oversee the efforts of multiple client engagements in a variety of industries with the ability to manage assigned client engagements to budget.
Maintain active communication with assigned clients to manage their expectations, ensure client satisfaction with our service, and lead applicable change efforts effectively.
Consult, work with and service assigned client base to make necessary recommendations on both business improvements and process improvements, and serve as a business adviser to assigned clients.
Understand and manage firm risk on client audits and proposals.
Manage, develop, train and mentor audit staff on client projects and assess their performance for both engagement and year-end reviews.
Play a key role in future business generation by identifying new business opportunities through networking opportunity within the industry.
Actively participate in recruiting audit talent to the firm.
Attend professional development, networking events and training seminars on a regular basis.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a business-related field is required. An advanced degree (e.g. Masters in Accounting, MBA, etc.) is a plus.
8-10 years of financial statement audit experience in a medium to large public accounting firm or a professional services firm is required. Big 4 audit experience is a plus.
Active CPA license is required.
Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including proficiency in US GAAP, GAAS, and PCAOB rules and standards is required.
Demonstrated experience in practice development and business development.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent leadership skills – proven ability to manage and develop staff members.
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites as required, is expected.

Travel Percentage: Could go as high as 20%.


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Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 59 offices across the U.S., with more than 595 partners and 8,500+ employees in the U.S. and at our Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 043873

Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, Minnesota