Assurance Manager or Director
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

CLA is a top 10 national professional services firm where our purpose is to create opportunities every day, for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, digital, audit, tax, consulting, and outsourcing services. Even with more than 8,500 people, 130 U.S. locations, and a global reach, we promise to know you and help you.

CLA is dedicated to building a that invites different beliefs and perspectives to the table, so we can truly know and help our clients, communities, and each other.

About the role:

CLA is looking to hire an Assurance Manager or Director in our Minneapolis office.

As an Assurance Manager or Director you will:

  • Assume full responsibility for planning, supervising, and controlling all phases of the Firm's regular services for those clients delegated by Principals.

  • Assume in-charge responsibility; plan the timing, staffing and execution of assurance engagements to promote the most efficient operation and deliver value to our clients.

  • Lead the decision-making process for assigned engagements/clients; keep the Engagement Principal fully informed of major decisions and the engagement progress.

  • 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 an instructor or discussion leader in professional development programs.

  • Supervise preparation of the engagement letter for approval by the Engagement Principal, discuss the nature and terms of the assignment with the client, estimate fees, and ensure client signs and returns the engagement letter prior to the start of the engagement.

  • Evaluate internal controls and audit programs prepared by staff, revise as necessary, and present to the Engagement Principal for approval.

  • Follow the engagement progress through monitoring time budgets and deadlines for adherence; communicate important developments to the Engagement Principal along with facts, conclusions, and recommendations; provide ongoing attention to

  • client management; and prepare final client meetings.

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

  • 6+ years of public accounting experience with emphasis in financial statement preparation, audits, reviews, and compilations.

  • Current CPA license required.

  • Advanced technical knowledge of audit, accounting, and tax concepts.

  • Ability to travel to client sites that requires overnight travel.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage client relationships.

  • Strong communication and analytical skills.

  • Ability to show strong leadership and mentoring capabilities.

  • Dynamic interpersonal manner with capacity to develop and train staff.

  • Excellent client service orientation with an ability to expand services and develop new business.

Our Perks:

  • Flexible PTO (designed to offer flexible time away for you!)

  • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave

  • Paid Volunteer Time Off

  • Mental health coverage

  • Quarterly Wellness stipend

  • Fertility benefits

  • Complete list of benefits


Equal Opportunity Employer /AA Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Wellness at CLA

To support our CLA family members, we focus on their physical, financial, social, and emotional well-being and offer comprehensive benefit options that include health, dental, vision, 401k and much more.

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CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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