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Vacancy: Assurance Senior Manager, Government Sector, Ottawa, Canada

Vacancy: Assurance Senior Manager, Government Sector, Ottawa, Canada
Posted on: Oct.05.2021

RSM Canada is looking for a dynamic Senior Manager to join our Public Sector team with a focus on Recipient/Contribution Agreement audits. A Recipient audit is an independent assessment to provide assurance on a recipient’s compliance with a funding agreement. The scope of a recipient audit may address any or all financial and non-financial aspects of the funding agreement. With more than 80 years of industry expertise, RSM has helped thousands of firms to achieve their business objectives. Our public sector clients include the Federal government, provincial governments, and municipalities throughout Canada. Experienced in serving clients with a local, national or international presence, and a number of diverse organizational structures, our professionals can help develop meaningful solutions for your business.


• Provide timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations including coordinating audits and other client deliverables
• Assess risk along with design and communicate audit procedures to engagement teams
Understand and utilize RSM’s audit methodology
Manage multiple engagements, oversee engagement status and ensure maintenance of milestones of all projects
• Serve as engagement leader and/or client service coordinator, when appropriate
• Collaborate with the engagement manager/senior associate on engagement approach and execute on the plan using a risk-based approach

Collaborate with the engagement manager/senior associate on engagement approach and execute on the plan using a risk-based approach
• Identify issues and assess impact on the audit; coordinate with the client as needed
Recognize contract/agreement-specific and general accounting and auditing issues; determine appropriate audit approach for such areas
• Provide insightful feedback on client deliverables such as audit report and management letters, etc.
• Understand skillsets and capabilities of Senior Associates, Supervisors and Managers and monitor and review work product that they prepare and report on performance while articulating coaching notes throughout the process
• Review work product of Senior Associates, Supervisors and Managers and communicate audit status to clients periodically and assess resources needed to project completion

• Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise
• Maintain contact with clients throughout the year to develop deeper relationships to better understand client’s goals and strategies
• Provide insightful business advice and present oneself as a trusted business advisor
Identify and communicate significant accounting and auditing matters to partner on engagement
• Develop others within the Firm through facilitating levels based or industry training, advising on career development or participating in other Firm initiatives
• Identify performance improvement opportunities for team members
• 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

• Subscribe to and actively read industry publications and share relevant information with clients as considered applicable
• 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, evaluate strategy for growth of the firm
• 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 50% of the year, depending on your clients


• Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree or equivalent degree from an accredited university
• CPA designation
• 6+ years of current or recent experience in a public accounting environment
• 6+ years of audit experience and at least 2+ years of recipient/contribution agreement audit experience
• Experience leading teams and mentoring associates
• Understanding of audit services with knowledge of GAAP, GAAS, Treasury Board and Global Affairs Canada’s policies and directives
• A proven record of building profitable, sustainable client relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with acquisitions, including purchase accounting, goodwill, intangible assets, impairment issues, valuations and related assumptions, stock-based compensation and equity
• A successful record of directing and deploying team members on multiple, simultaneous engagement
• Understanding of audit services with knowledge of GAAP, GAAS, Treasury Board and Global Affairs Canada’s policies and directives
• Fluent in French and English

You want your next step to be the right one. You’ve worked hard to get where you are today. And now you’re ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you’ll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM. Experience the power of being understood.
RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Job ID: req23337
Line of Business: Audit
SubFunction: Assurance Services
Job Type: FullTime
Req #: req23337
Location: Toronto, ON CA
Region: Canada Region
Job Category: Audit/Assurance
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes


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