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Life Science Audit Senior Manager



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

Looking to work at a firm that encourages a work life balance?

Withum is a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm, helping clients to Be in a Position of StrengthSM in today’s modern business landscape. Withum empowers clients with innovative tools and solutions to address their accounting, tax and overall business management needs. Withum is a place where talent thrives. We recruit only the best and brightest people, with a genuine passion for the business.

Withum’s Life Sciences practice serves public and private clients, including growth oriented, private equity and venture backed technology companies and provides tremendous career opportunities in an environment of the highest ethical standards and professionalism. We are committed to practicing work/life balance, a culture you can thrive in and offer extremely competitive salary and benefit packages.

This Audit Senior Manager role will be based out of our Boston or Woburn MA office, but will have the ability to work a hybrid schedule as well. You'll work alongside an integrated team of seasoned, well-known CPAs and industry leaders. In this position, you have an opportunity to build a strong team and be provided with a path to Partnership.

Withum’s brand is a reflection of our people, our culture and our strength. Withum has become synonymous with teamwork and client service excellence. The cornerstone of our success can truly be accredited to the dedicated professionals who work here every day, whose mission is to help our clients grow and thrive - to be in a position of strength. But our commitment goes beyond our clients as we continue to live the Withum Way, promoting personal and professional growth for all team members, clients, and surrounding communities.

How You’ll Spend Your Time:

  • Leading the engagement team staff on the planning and execution of an audit engagement to effectively and efficiently provide world-class client service
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the audit engagement from staffing, planning, risk assessment, fieldwork, financial reporting and the conclusion
  • Providing supervision, training and support to the engagement staff and promote open communication to the engagement manager and partner
  • Managing multiple engagements concurrently with various teams to efficiently meet client deadlines
  • Creating and tracking engagement budgets to review for inefficiencies that may arise during the audit and maintain profitable realization rates
  • Reviewing and evaluating work papers, and determine compliance with professional standards and firm policy
  • Reviewing reports and financial statements
  • Reviewing with the engagement partner significant findings that raise questions involving auditing standards and firm policy
  • Managing risk and ensure quality control procedures are being executed
  • Effectively managing employee and client expectations
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with client management
  • Provide on-the-job training to team members
  • Developing staff by taking an active role in the Firm’s learning and development activities
  • Completing performance evaluations constructively and timely, and also provide ongoing performance feedback to employees

The Kinds of People We Want to Talk to Have Many of The Following:

  • BBA/BS/MS in Accounting
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and PCAOB/SEC rules and regulations
  • Familiar with the transactions common in the life science space including complex debt and equity transactions such as warrant accounting, and stock based compensation arrangements
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Must be a licensed CPA
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including , specifically within SEC Assurance
  • Ability to articulately communicate professional/technical knowledge
  • Thorough understanding of complex technical issues
  • Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing projects in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.
  • Strong leadership, training, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills to represent the Firm well to engagement partners or client's management
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and strong attention to detail

Withum will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because they are a protected veteran.