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Audit Principal - Bay Area

  • Job
    Full-time
    Expert Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • San Francisco, +2

AI generated summary

  • You must have a CPA, 10+ years auditing experience, 8+ years of supervisory experience, and a Bachelor's degree in accounting. Strong communication, analytical, and leadership skills are essential for success. U.S. work eligibility is preferred.
  • You will lead audit engagements, provide financial statement guidance, analyze business operations, manage client relationships, and develop team members at a leading firm in the Bay Area.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related area required, masters or advanced degree desirable
  • CPA required
  • Ten (10) or more years’ experience providing financial statement auditing services in a professional services firm
  • Eight (8) or more years’ of supervisory experience, mentoring and counseling associates
  • Previous experience as an equity Principal in a public accounting firm
  • Experience working with clients in a range of industry sectors
  • Demonstrated management, analytical, organization, interpersonal, project management, communication skills
  • Ability to lead and supervise others, provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning in order to stay current regarding applicable strategies, see the "big picture" as well as the details, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment, and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of projects
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship preferred

Responsibilities

  • Be a trusted leader of the engagement team, providing various assurance and consulting services to commercial clients, positively impacting their financial statements, profitability, and business operations through:
  • Proactively engaging with your clients throughout the year to understand business goals and challenges
  • Developing and implementing appropriate testing to assess deficiencies of internal controls and make recommendations for improvement
  • Managing all fieldwork to ensure quality service and timely delivery of results
  • Playing an active role in providing valuable financial statement guidance and business recommendations based upon various testing performed and information gathered
  • Delivering business insight through thoughtful review, analysis, and discussion
  • Manage client engagement staffing, billings/collections, and ensure client profitability targets are met
  • Utilize your entrepreneurial skills to network and build strong relationships internally and externally with the goal of acquiring new clients, projects, and revenue
  • Invest in your professional development individually and through participation in firm wide learning and development programs
  • Support the growth and development of team members through the Baker Tilly Care and Teach philosophy, helping associates meet their professional goals

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the Audit Principal position in the Bay Area?

The qualifications required for the Audit Principal position in the Bay Area include a Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field, CPA certification, at least 10 years of experience providing financial statement auditing services in a professional services firm, and previous experience as an equity Principal in a public accounting firm.

What responsibilities will the Audit Principal have in this role?

The Audit Principal will be responsible for leading the engagement team, providing assurance and consulting services to clients, managing client relationships, ensuring quality service delivery, staffing, billings/collections, and profitability targets are met, and acquiring new clients and revenue. They will also be responsible for mentoring and developing staff members, networking, and building strong relationships internally and externally.

What opportunities for professional development are available for the Audit Principal in this role?

The Audit Principal will have the opportunity to participate in firm-wide learning and development programs, invest in their professional development individually, and support the growth and development of team members through the Baker Tilly Care and Teach philosophy. There will be opportunities for continuous learning to stay current with applicable strategies and advancements in the industry.

Is eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship preferred for the Audit Principal position?

Yes, eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship is preferred for the Audit Principal position in the Bay Area.

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Mission & Purpose

Baker Tilly is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. Baker Tilly Advisory Group, LP and Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) provide professional services through an alternative practice structure in accordance with the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and applicable laws, regulations and professional standards. Baker Tilly US, LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that provides attest services to its clients. Baker Tilly Advisory Group, LP and its subsidiary entities provide tax and business advisory services to their clients. Baker Tilly Advisory Group, LP and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. Baker Tilly Advisory Group, LP and Baker Tilly US, LLP, trading as Baker Tilly, are independent members of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 141 territories, with 43,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $5.2 billion.