Private Equity Group-Manager

RSM is looking for a Manager to join our Private Equity Groups practice. This practice is dynamic, robust, and continues to expand every year. The Audit Manager that will join this rapidly growing group will be responsible for managing financial statement audit engagements for Private Equity Funds.


Provide timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations including coordinating the auditing of all required financial statements, related disclosures, and other client deliverables
Assess risk along with design and communicate audit procedures to engagement teams
Understand and utilize RSM’s Audit Methodology
Develop an understanding of the client’s business to understand client specific needs
Manage multiple engagement teams and prepare end-of-engagement evaluations for Staff
Understand skillsets and capabilities of Senior Associates and Supervisors and monitor and review work product that they prepare and report on performance while articulating coaching notes throughout the process
Identify technical accounting matters early and assess impact on financial statements; coordinate with firm specialists as needed
Supervise Audit Seniors and Supervisors on engagement teams and function as an in-charge facilitating field work by monitoring and reporting regarding productivity and adherence to work plan schedules on each assignment
Provide a comprehensive review of audit work papers and financial statements
Maintain contact with clients throughout the year to understand impact of significant developments in client’s business and assess impact on current year audit engagements
Develop others within the Firm through facilitating levels based or industry training, advising on career development or participating in other Firm initiatives
Subscribe to and actively read industry publications and share relevant information with clients as considered applicable
Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise
Understand RSM’s lines of businesses, availability of services and where applicable, discuss with client management of opportunities to make valuable introductions to others in the firm
Develop a strategy to utilize relationships external to the firm with different types of Centers of Influence to effectuate business growth
Manage profitability of projects
Interact with clients to help ensure the information flow from the client to the audit team is efficient
Identify and communicate accounting and auditing matters to Senior Managers and Partners
Identify performance improvement opportunities
Ensure professional development through ongoing education
Keep abreast of latest developments as they affect GAAP and the Firm’s standards and policies
Willingness to travel 25% of the year, depending on your clients

Required Qualifications:

BS/BA Degree in Accounting or equivalent degree
CPA or CA Certification
5+ years of current or recent experience in a public accounting environment
Experience leading teams and mentoring associates
Understanding of audit services with knowledge of GAAP, GAAS and FASB regulations
A proven record of building profitable, sustainable client relationships
Minimum of 4 years of team lead or in-charge experience overseeing staff on multiple engagements
Must be well-versed in valuation of portfolio companies i.e. level 3 investments
Experience in valuation methodologies and waterfall calculations
Understanding of partner capital allocations and computations
Experience in reviewing audited financial statements
Understanding of management fee calculations

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience auditing private equity funds
A successful record of directing and deploying staff and senior associates on multiple, simultaneous engagements
Awareness of tax issues impacting private equity funds
Awareness of regulatory issues impacting private equity funds
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification is a plus
Job ID req1814
Line of Business: Tax Services
SubFunction: Assurance ESG
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req1814
Location: 515 S. Flower Street, 41st Floor, , Los Angeles, CA
Region: West Region
Job Category: Audit/Assurance
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes

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