• Audit Director/Partner | Portfolio Companies of Private Equity Firms

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/21/2019 4:19 PM)
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  • Responsibilities

    As the Audit Director/Partner, Portfolio Companies of Private Equity Firms, your business focus will be on providing assurance services to the portfolio companies for private equity firms, venture capital funds and other alternative investment vehicles. This expanding niche requires your ability to demonstrate in-depth technical expertise with regard to assurance matters combined with a strong passion for relationship development while providing unmatched client service. 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 with the ability to research technical issues and draw appropriate conclusions
    • Perform quality reviews for assurance engagements for companies owned by private equity companies

    Client Engagements and Business Development:

    • Manage multiple client relationships, billings and resource needs working with private equity 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
    • Build personal referral sources to lead strategic pursuits of prospective clients
    • Participate in business development and proposal opportunities including cross-selling of services

    People Development:

    • Demonstrate leadership skills 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


    • Minimum of 10 years of assurance experience in public accounting required. Corporate and/or individual income tax knowledge helpful.
    • Current CPA designation required
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in accounting strongly preferred
    • 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 private equity companies required
    • Ability and willingness to travel


    Our goal is to align prospective talent with the appropriate position to provide a rewarding career at the firm. Candidates with any level of experience beyond the listed qualifications are welcome to apply.  Appropriate titles will be offered based upon experience level.



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    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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