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Managing Director; Risk, Forensics & Compliance (Audit Advisory)

Company: Ankura
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.This position supports the Audit Advisory group within the Risk, Forensics & Compliance practice - one of six practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm.Our Audit Advisory Team professionals includes several former senior officials from the PCAOB, including the Divisions of Enforcement and Investigation (DEI) and Registrations and Inspections (DRI). In addition, we have former senior officers from the SEC Division of Enforcement, certified public accountants, including many former audit firm partners, standard-setters, and other regulatory officials from the PCAOB, SEC, and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).Our team provides insights into the regulators perspectives to assist clients in understanding and responding to regulatory inquiries. We assist clients in navigating the complexities of the regulatory environment and judicial process, from case assessment through expert testimony, as well as compliance verification services following resolution of the matter. More specifically these services include remediation consulting, root cause analysis, pre-issuance and post-issuance reviews of issuer and broker-dealer audit engagements, leading and supporting investigations, and independent monitorships for regulatory undertakings.Ankura Consulting has a full-time position for a Managing Director in its Audit Advisory Practice. Audit Advisory Managing Directors provide subject matter expertise on a variety of topics including the application and interpretation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Public Company accounting Oversight Board Standards (PCAOB Standards), as well as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) independence matters. In addition, Ankura Managing Directors provide expertise on matters including an assessment of an audit firms system of quality controls, internal control reviews, pre-inspection reviews, regulatory remediation assistance, and investigations.ResponsibilitiesAs a Managing Director in the Audit Advisory Practice, you will have the opportunity to use your skills and experience to analyze accounting, auditing, and independence rules and standards, and assist Ankura Senior Managing Directors and clients with communications with the PCAOB, SEC, or other regulators on auditing, accounting and independence matters. You will also have the opportunity to provide an independent perspective based upon your experiences in GAAP, IFRS, and PCAOB Standards to assist audit firms with the identification of enhancements to their audit methodology and system of quality control. A candidate will also have the opportunity to assist external and internal counsel to perform investigations of corporations surrounding breaches in a corporations internal policies, procedures, and ethical behavior.Qualifications

  • Current CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license required;
  • 15 + years of progressively responsible experience having attained the Senior Manager level in an audit firm and/or leadership positions in the internal audit function of a large U.S. based corporation;
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MBA/Master's degree is a plus;
  • Strong knowledge of PCAOB standards, GAAP, and/or IFRS;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to travelAnkura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.Ankura is a specialized global expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for todays everchanging business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

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