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EY Professional Practice Monitoring and Analysis - Audit Senior Manager in Chicago, Illinois

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Location: Any US location

The opportunity

This role is within our PPM&A (Professional Practice Monitoring and Analysis) Practice. You’ll help our firm meet all reporting requirements internally by accurately reporting on internal inspection results. In return, you will develop a thorough understanding of matters the firm is facing and how we are responding to these findings. You’ll be given all the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to progress and become ready to build a better working world for our people, our clients and the communities they support.

Your key responsibilities

PPM&A’s primary objective is to gather information to help us assess whether the firm’s guidance tools, training, coaching and consultations enable engagement teams to execute high quality audits or whether there are opportunities for improvement.

  • Work closely with Partners and managing directors on engagement inspections through the inspection season to identify where engagement teams continue to require additional guidance in our audit methodology. Inspections will include both pre-report issuance or post report issuance

  • Design, coordinate and oversee/execute early monitoring of pre-issuance and AQR (Audit Quality Review) programs

  • Perform analysis to identify the potential systemic cause of certain audit quality occurrences and develop responses

  • Monitor effective implementation of certain audit quality action plans

  • Team with Professional Practice Audit to develop responses to findings

  • Participate in Quality improvement development to assist the Firm in efforts to design and implement responsible quality improvement actions

  • May coach and develop less experienced team members

Skills and attributes for success

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • The flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment

  • Project management skills

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business discipline, supported by 8 years' work experience as an auditor in a public accounting firm

  • US CPA licensure in your work state

  • Experience leading the planning, execution and reporting on audits of financial statements conducted in accordance with AICPA standards and applying US GAAP and US GAAS

  • Proven project management skills

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management

  • The flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment

  • The ability and willingness to travel and work in excess of standard hours when necessary

  • Access to reliable transportation to/from the EY office and client sites. A driver's license is strongly recommended as ride share and public transportation options may not be available in all locations

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Experience with SEC clients conducted in accordance with PCAOB standards and SOX404

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $98,900 to $225,800. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $118,700 to $256,600. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable law.

EY is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities including veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and either need assistance applying online or need to request an accommodation during any part of the application process, please call 1-800-EY-HELP3, type Option 2 (HR-related inquiries) and then type Option 1 (HR Shared Services Center), which will route you to EY’s Talent Shared Services Team or email SSC Customer Support at ssc.customersupport@ey.com

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