BKD, LLP

  • Director, Public Sector Assurance

    Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago - Willis Tower
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2018 10:55 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-4934
    Category
    Audit/Assurance
  • Responsibilities

    This BKD group services “public entities” including municipalities, state agencies, public power and utilities, special districts, tribal governments, port authorities, airports, lotteries, universities, and others. The ideal candidate must demonstrate in-depth technical expertise with regard to public sector assurance matters, combined with a strong passion and proven record of public sector business development. We look to this professional to serve both as a quality control resource across multiple offices and lead regional practice development efforts in the public sector space. Depending on experience the role could be a senior manager or director level.

     

    Technical Competence:

    • Identify audit risks and problems through review to ensure audit engagements are completed with defendable files and documentation
    • Participate in speaking and article writing opportunities and research technical issues unique to public sector entities
    • Perform secondary quality reviews for public sector assurance engagements
    • Research technical accounting and reporting issues and draw appropriate conclusions

    Client:

    • Manage multiple client relationships, billings and resource needs working with public sector clients of various types and sizes
    • Manage multiple concurrent engagements without disruption or loss of control and within scheduled deadlines
    • Accurately manage, supervise and review audit engagements in a manner that meets professional technical requirements
    • Lead audit committee meetings and presentations

    Business Development:

    • Build personal referral sources to lead strategic pursuits of prospective clients
    • Participate in business development and proposal opportunities including cross-selling of services
    • Participate in and/or lead regional marketing initiatives
    • Develop and/or enhance other skill-sets in order to deliver added value to clients

    People Development:

    • Assist in managing, developing and coaching professional staff
    • Support efforts to attract and retain people resources including supervising and training engagement team members
    • Initiate efforts to develop the sales and marketing skills of industry team members

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of seven years (senior manager) or ten years (director) of audit experience in public accounting strongly preferred
    • Current CPA designation required
    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting required
    • Proficient in MS Office suite—Word and Excel
    • Excellent client relationship skills, time management and project management skills
    • Strong knowledge and experience managing larger, more complex engagements
    • Knowledge and experience with audits of public sector entities required
    • Ability and willingness to travel

     

    Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit bkd.com. BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.

     

    BKD does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. BKD will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed BKD vendor agreement. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of BKD without having a BKD vendor agreement in place will be considered property of BKD. BKD will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

     

    Overview

    BKD is a place where people build careers, gain new skills and enjoy big firm resources with a small firm approach to teamwork and camaraderie. We focus on providing unmatched client service to everyone we encounter—both in the marketplace and in our offices.  We also offer the support, resources and opportunities you need to further develop your career. We listen to learn, combine innovation with practicality and give back to the communities where we live and work.

    See what we offer new hires in terms of competitive compensation, People First benefits and paid time off.

     

    Take your career to the next level at BKD.

     

    About BKD

    BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our approximately 2,650 dedicated professionals provide solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer a variety of tax, accounting and consulting services and combine the insight and ideas of thought leaders in multiple industries. Learn more at bkd.com.

     

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