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Audit and Assurance Senior Manager

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

The Audit and Assurance Department of one of the fastest-growing accounting firms in the country is seeking a Senior Manager who will help accomplish our mission of serving as a catalyst for those striving to achieve their highest potential. You’re right for us if you possess a strong technical skillset, are motivated by quality work, and embrace a collaborative environment. 

In this role, you will primarily be responsible for planning and conducting audits of client financial statements, managing the development of appropriate audit programs, and crafting informed recommendations for clients. You have 8+ years of audit experience and bring a consultative approach to your work. This role requires strong relationship building skills in aspects such as client relations and cross-selling the firm’s other services. You should have strong project management skills for overseeing the delivery of the firm’s audit services to clients. You will also be responsible for developing staff through talent management, so people management experience is needed. In addition, we support and encourage new client development through our business development initiatives. 


What You’ll Do:

  • Manage engagements by developing and executing team strategy, supervising staff
  • 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
  • Maintain communication with clients to cultivate relationships, manage expectations and engagement status, and ensure client satisfaction
  • Assume full responsibility for planning, supervising, controlling, and executing all phases of the firm’s regular services and engagement for those clients delegated by Partners
  • Assist clients in preparing financial statements and implementing complex accounting standards through technical expertise
  • Prepare concise and clearly written memos of your understanding of accounting standards, contracts and complex transactions on a client’s financial statements
  • 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 professional 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
  • 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
  • Attend and be involved in firm niches, attend networking and other professional development events, play a key role in generating new business with new and existing clients through networking and proposals
  • 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
  • Software proficiencies including Microsoft Office, CCH Axcess, ProSystems fx, and QuickBooks

Your Qualifications:

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

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Anders reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and firm business practices.

Salary Range
$110,000$145,000 USD

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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