Audit Director-State and Local Government Job at Baker Tilly US, LLP, Oak Brook, IL

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  • Baker Tilly US, LLP
  • Oak Brook, IL

Job Description

Overview:

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 worlds 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. Visit bakertilly.com or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

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Baker Tilly is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law.

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Responsibilities:

Are you interested in joining one of the fastest growing public accounting firms?

Would you like the ability to focus on one industry sector and further become an expert for your clients?

If yes, consider joining Baker Tilly (BT) as an Audit Director ! This is a great opportunity to be a valued business advisor delivering industry-focused audit and other assurance services to middle market clients. You will work side-by-side with firm leadership to serve clients and build the business, having a direct impact on the firms success. Additionally, you will be a mentor and coach to a group of talented staff, utilizing your expertise to help develop their technical and professional skills. If you are invigorated by these exciting challenges, then this could be the right opportunity for you! As one of the fastest growing firms in the nation, BT has the ability to offer you upward career trajectory, flexibility in how and where you get your work done and meaningful relationships with clients, teammates and leadership who truly care about you and your development.

You will enjoy this role if:

  • You are looking for an opportunity to build your career in a specific industry, becoming an industry expert to the clients you serve
  • You can see yourself as a trusted business advisor, working face-to-face with clients to find creative solutions to complex accounting and business challenges
  • You want to work for a leading CPA advisory firm that serves middle market clients and whose owners have both their clients and employees best interests in mind and are transparent in their decisions
  • You value your development and want to work for a firm that provides you the autonomy to own your schedule and career through structured programs (ask us about My Time Off, My Development and Dress for Your Day!)
  • You want to contribute to your engagement teams professional growth and develop your own leadership skills to build a career with endless opportunities now, for tomorrow

What You Will Do:

  • Be a trusted member of the engagement team providing various assurance and consulting services to industry specific 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
  • Enjoy friendships, social activities and team outings that encourage a work-life balance

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting required, masters or advanced degree desirable
  • CPA required
  • Ten (10)+ years experience providing financial statement auditing services in a professional services firm desired
  • Experience auditing state and local government clients required
  • Five (5)+ years of supervisory experience, mentoring and counseling associates desired
  • 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

Additional Information:

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