Audit Manager is a professional position for employees who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and practice development abilities at the Audit Supervisor level.  An Audit Manager is a CPA whose client responsibilities are second only to those of shareholders.  Audit Managers are primarily responsible for client service and practice development within their area of expertise and for clients assigned to them.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain an annual production level as set by the Board of Directors.

  • Maintain a minimum of 90% realization rate on work performed.

  • Maintain highest professional ethics and promote the profession.

  • Stay current with the laws and rulings through reading literature and attending courses.

  • Recognize the various industries the Firm is currently servicing.

  • Prepare budgets for all engagements and forward those budgets to involved staff.

  • Review all work papers and work product before submission for further review.

  • Identify exposure areas in the engagements that need to be addressed.

  • Make recommendations regarding improved operations and efficiencies of the Firm.

  • Ensure that engagement work is completed within predetermined time budgets and plan.

  • Increase proficiency in special client services and business advisory skills.

  • Make recommendations regarding improving operations and financial position of the client.

  • Increase industry knowledge.

  • Exercise due professional care in the performance of all services

  • Adequately plan and supervise the performance of all services.

  • Obtain sufficient relevant data to afford a reasonable basis for conclusions or recommendations in relation to all services.

  • Ability to perform, supervise, and evaluate all administrative and professional functions of subordinates.

  • Operate and manage for profit.

  • Assist in management of client deadlines and their engagement responsibilities.

  • Work directly with clients to meet their needs, while communicating the status of all clients to managing shareholder.

  • Bill clients in a timely manner for engagements completed, including drafting invoices to clients, always striving to increase billable hours with “value-added” service. Complete written and verbal correspondence.

  • Handle all client engagements, regardless of complexity, in an efficient, timely and professional manner.

  • Extensive contact with clients, striving to meet their needs as creatively as possible.

  • Accept responsibility for collections, staff evaluations, budget preparation, staff training and recruiting.

  • Achieve proficiency in special client services, including projection and business advisory skills.

  • Effectively coordinate and set priorities for own work loads, balancing the demands of various shareholders and clients. Responsible for a list of clients.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Audit Manager directly supervises all Audit Staff - I & II, Audit Senior, and Audit Supervisor positions. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Firm’s policies and philosophies. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to commute to and from a client work location.


Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) in accounting from a four-year college or university, a fifth-year university program degree or a Master’s degree (M.S.), and eight-plus years relevant experience.


  • Strive to always portray accepted business etiquette, including appropriate appearance standards.

  • Train, coach, and manage subordinate staff to effectively increase their networking and marketing skills, and to identify sales opportunities.

  • Demonstrate ample competence in preparing personal and business correspondence.

  • Continue to identify and pursue cross-selling opportunities among existing clients.

  • Exhibit the ability to identify and follow-up on qualified prospects, and to convert those prospects into clients.

  • Acquire a greater degree of visibility by holding high-level leadership positions with professional, civic and business organizations. Continually enlarge a personal network of peer-level business contacts.

  • Participate fully in the Firm’s marketing efforts, including the preparation and delivery of speeches and the publication of articles.

  • Develop an industry niche.


  • Complete Continuing Professional Education (CPE) to achieve or maintain professional certification, increase expertise, and industry specialization.

  • Regularly update knowledge base on all professional pronouncements, such as FAS, SAS, GAAS, and GAAP.

  • Seek to overcome any technical, personal, operational or professional, deficiencies that the evaluating shareholder may have observed.

  • Demonstrate efficient time and work management skills.

  • Assume responsibility for in-house training programs, including CPE and other presentations.

  • Publicly support all Firm policies, procedures, philosophy and shareholders.

  • Meet or exceed sales goals.

  • Develop a personal practice development plan.

  • Continue to actively mentor subordinate staff by providing technical and professional guidance, while serving as a role model.

  • Assume greater responsibility for the management of, and client satisfaction with, the Firm’s service.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Must possess clear, articulate command of spoken and written English (first or second language).


Must have very strong computer skills to function comfortably in a computer-driven environment. The employee is expected to take initiative to achieve competency with the Firm-authorized software.




  • State of Florida Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required

  • State of Florida Driver’s License

  • Proof of auto insurance


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.To Apply:  Send resume to

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