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Audit Partner – Government


This is a Full-time position in Richardson, TX posted August 8, 2021.

Description Cherry Bekaert is among the nations largest certified public accounting firms and has been providing superior tax, audit and advisory solutions across the globe for over 70 years We seek a Government Audit Partner who will be responsible for directing and leading resource utilization and the client service delivery process for Cherry Bekaerts Government Audit practice.

The Partner will be based in either Cherry Bekaerts Tampa, Northern Virginia, Raleigh, or Richmond office.

The successful candidate will work with the firms Audit Partners and associates to coordinate services to large middle market and public clients (less than $1 billion in revenue) throughout the region, as well as clients in the Carolina and Northern, VA, region.

In addition, the role will involve assisting the Audit Partners with quality control; staff selection, scheduling, training, and development; as well as with developing the vision, strategies, and action plans to grow the practice and then drive such strategies and action plans for the practice to the desired growth and budget.

While the role will leverage your management, technical, and client service skills, there is an expectation that you will also actively target, pursue, and win new client engagements on behalf of the firm.

Desired Skills and Experience Bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Masters preferred.

Must be CPA certified and have an active CPA license.

Minimum of 15 years of experience with a large local, regional or national public accounting firm.

Local government experience (cities, counties, towns)
– Airport authorities and/or Enterprise Funds experience a plus.

Execute the Firm’s strategic plan with respect to the Tampa audit service line, as well as supporting other leaders in their execution of the strategic plan.

Ensure that audit services to clients are of the highest quality and that all Firm audit management, professional practice and business processes are consistently applied in the practice group.

Manage profitability of the practice, including (but not limited to) staffing levels, utilization, salaries, billing rates, realization, WIP, accounts receivable, and controllable expenses in order to meet or exceed budget.

Develop the practice group’s annual budget and manage results against the budget throughout the fiscal year.

Consult and collaborate with Market Leaders on decisions impacting local markets.

Consult and collaborate with other service lines (tax and advisory), Market Leaders, and Industry Groups to establish targeted revenue and growth goals for the practice as part of the annual budget and business planning process.

Consistently grow the practice through expansion of services to existing clients and obtaining new clients.

Recruit, develop and retain audit staff.

Manage the staff performance evaluation and promotion processes to include recommending senior managers, to the Managing Partner of Audit Services, who should be admitted to partnership.

Provide guidance and direction to Audit Partners; review and approve goals and evaluate partner performance; recommend the “contribution level” placement and units for partners in the practice group.

Ability to service middle-market clients, but must be flexible to work with clients of varying sizes.

Candidate’s strongest traits must be in management, client service, and business development.

Prior experience leading audit services in a variety of middle market commercial industries including technology, life sciences, distribution, and manufacturing.

Candidates must demonstrate they are eligible to work in the United States.

Available for Work Sponsorship: No

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