Audit Manager – Employee Benefit Plans

Grant Thornton 1/15/2020 8:18:06 AM
JOB ID: 045937 Specialty:
Seattle, Washington

   

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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. We’ve never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart.

As one of the fastest-growing professional services firms in the world, Grant Thornton LLP is continuously seeking top talent. Discover a place where you’ll work with a team of professionals, dedicated to providing bold leadership and distinctive client service. Spend each day engaged in meaningful and challenging work. Be supported in your professional growth and recognized for your contributions.

Employee Benefit Plans Audit Manager

Position Summary

Grant Thornton considers employee benefit plan audits (EBPA) to be a priority service offering of the firm. We have the deep resources of a large firm to provide our clients a team comprised of industry-leading audit professionals, and subject matter experts including actuaries and ERISA compliance experts. Grant Thornton understands how important fiduciary responsibility is to our clients, participants and other stakeholders. We work with some of the country’s most successful private and public companies to first understand their plan environment 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 plan processes and areas of risk. We also consider it our job to continually inform our clients about accounting, financial and regulatory developments that may affect their plan environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Your focus will be on our benefit plan services clients, which includes auditing defined contribution pension plans, defined benefit pension plans and health and welfare plans.
Oversee the efforts of multiple client engagements, including staffing, with the ability to manage to budget.
Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, and lead change efforts effectively.
Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve audit-related matters, and make recommendations for operational or internal control improvements
Team with partners and senior managers on proposals and business development matters.
Manage, develop, train, and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews.
Attend professional development, networking events and training seminars on a regular basis.
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, MBA a plus.
Minimum 5-7 years of progressive audit experience in a medium to large public accounting firm or equivalent, and well versed in an array of plan types (DC, DB, HW, ESOP)
Active CPA license required.
Excellent analytical, technical, project management and auditing skills including proficiency in US GAAP, GAAS, and PCAOB rules and standards.
Knowledge of employee benefit laws, ERISA laws and regulations, Internal Revenue Code and regulations, compliance and resolution programs.
Ability to work additional hours as needed with limited travel domestically to various client sites as needed.

BENEFITS

Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visit www.gt.com.

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Requisition ID: 045937

Seattle, WA
Seattle, Washington




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