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Audit and Assurance Manager – Financial Services

Audit and AssuranceSt. Louis, MO | Chesterfield, MO | Hybrid

The Audit and Assurance Department of one of the fastest-growing accounting firms in the country is seeking a Manager who possesses a strong technical skillset, is motivated by quality work and embraces a collaborative environment. This individual will have a direct impact on our firm’s mission of serving as a catalyst for those striving to achieve their highest potential.

In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing engagement teams during the planning, fieldwork, and wrap-up stages of an audit in addition to overseeing engagement teams for review, compilation, and other attest engagements.   Your responsibilities include planning and conducting audits of client financial statements within the Financial Services industry, managing the development of appropriate audit programs, managing performance of risk assessments, reviewing workpapers, helping staff develop technical GAAP and audit skills, and developing relationships with client companies. You will prepare and review detailed reports of audit findings and recommendations for client companies.      


What You’ll Do:

  • Assume full responsibility for planning, supervising, and controlling all phases of the firm’s regular services for Financial Services clients delegated by Partners
  • Project and plan the timing of the workload to promote the most efficient operation of the staff
  • Lead the decision-making process for assigned engagements and clients; keep the engagement Partner fully informed of significant decisions, engagement process, the client’s situation, and potential concerns
  • Develop a responsible and trained team through assistance in recruiting, planning assignments, resolving problems, providing direct consultation to staff, evaluating staff performance, and acting as a discussion leader in professional development programs
  • Supervise preparation of the engagement letter for approval by the engagement Partner, discuss the terms of the assignment with the client, and ensure client signs and returns the engagement letter before the start of the engagement
  • Evaluate internal controls and audit programs prepared by staff, revise as necessary, and present to the engagement Partner for approval
  • Follow engagement process through monitoring time budgets and deadlines, communicate essential developments to the engagement Partner along with facts, conclusions, and recommendations, and providing ongoing attention to client management
  • Support employee development with ongoing coaching and training, recognize and handle challenging staff situations and client personnel matters, and obtain a strong interest in attracting and developing staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What We’re Looking For:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong client service skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Client service-oriented with ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Detail-oriented; strong planning and organization skills; ability to make decisions
  • Resourceful in recognizing technical problems and developing solutions
  • Awareness of current developments affecting area of expertise
  • Advanced technical knowledge of audit, accounting, and other relevant concepts
  • Experience with financial statement preparation, audits, reviews, and compilations
  • Ability to travel to client sites that may also require overnight travel
  • Knowledge of FASB standards, GAAP, and GAAS
  • Understanding of audit and attest services

Your Qualifications:

  • CPA required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • Personnel management experience required
  • Public accounting experience
  • 6+ years of audit experience preferred
  • Financial Services/Banking industry experience required
  • Experience utilizing CaseWare and data analytic software (IDEA, Excel TeamMate, etc.)

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

At Anders, taking care of our employees is a top priority. Our welcoming and collaborative culture will make you feel like a part of the team from day one. From professional development opportunities to benefits that directly impact mental, physical and financial wellness, Anders offers unique incentives that enrich your life and facilitate growth, including our Work Flex program which gives you the opportunity to work at our Chesterfield office, our Downtown St. Louis office, adopt a hybrid approach or even switch between these options as you prefer. Learn more about our full benefit offerings and Work Flex program at our Life at Anders page: 


All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.  


For over 55 years, Anders has delivered full-service accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to growth-oriented companies, organizations and individuals. Every day, our partners and staff serve as a catalyst for those striving to achieve their highest potential and carry this mentality on to our clients and community. Ranked #74 on Accounting Today’s List of Top Accounting Firms and continually named a Top Workplace, Anders is a member firm of LEA Global, one of the largest international associations of independent accounting firms. For more information on Anders, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter: @AndersCPA  

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