Salary Mid-Point: $105,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Audit Manager

Our public accounting firm client offers the challenge of helicoptering into exciting situations, but the caring culture of a multiple generation family-owned business. If you are looking for interesting work in a kind and caring atmosphere, this is the one.   They provide comprehensive management advisory and strategic guidance for closely held businesses.  This firm has long-term clients and long-term employees armed with the latest research and cutting-edge resources.

While the firm is based in Illinois, their clients have operations in a variety of states as well as internationally.  Their client base is broadly diversified and includes companies in the following industries and disciplines:  Construction, Retail, Healthcare, Service, Real Estate and Non-Profit.

Job Description/Profile

  • Performs detailed audit procedures on financial statement account balances, prepares and adjusts workpapers from clients’ trial balance
  • Research accounting issues
  • Recognizes potential problem areas in specific engagements and discusses them with engagement supervisor
  • Participates in the engagement planning process
  • Performs other accounting, auditing, and consulting duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel
  • Assumes full responsibility (under supervision) for preparation of compiled and reviewed financial statements
  • Assists with more complicated segments of audit and accounting engagements
  • Drafts financial statements, including footnote disclosures
  • Becomes proficient at preparing financial statements using the firm’s software programs
  • Trains/supervises staff accountants

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; advanced degree preferred
  • Five to seven years of experience; public accounting experience preferred
  • Well-rounded knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS); experience in the construction industry preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and computer accounting software programs (QuickBooks, Viewpoint, Foundations)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Either holds a current and valid CPA license or is working toward obtaining the license
  • Good time management and organizational skills



  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 10% target bonus
  • Company covers major medical insurance for the employee
  • 401(k) with 3% company match
  • 20% commission for two years on the acquisition of new client business

Please email your resume to for immediate consideration.