Audit Director Audit Director …

in San Francisco, CA, United States
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in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Audit Director
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The National Technical Director of Insurance is responsible for all industry-related assurance matters including accounting, auditing, independence, and risk management. This position has ownership of the Firm’s insurance industry manuals, templates, tools and training. Responsibilities of this position also include supporting the National Office of Risk Management in all insurance related inspection matters, including PCAOB, peer review, and internal inspections. Finally, this position has oversight of client acceptance and continuance of assurance engagements for all insurance entities including insurance intermediaries (e.g., brokers, agents and third party administrators), and captives. We are open to any location in the U.S. for this role.

Responsibilities Include:

Quality (a responsibility that is pervasive through all responsibilities)

  • Work with the Chief Auditor, and audit and accounting policy teams as it relates to changes in work products, tools, templates and processes that will improve efficiencies and effectiveness of the audit
  • Drive the process to develop, support and maintain the Firm’s Insurance Manuals and guidance with timely delivery to the field for implementation
  • Work closely with the National Office of Risk Management on internal, peer review and PCAOB inspections and written responses as applicable. This includes participation in on-site inspections as well as providing assistance to engagement teams in the remediation process

Risk Management

  • Provide support to the National Office of Risk management as it relates to the CLEAR tools for insurance audits
  • Review and concur on insurance client acceptance and continuance decisions as may be required by our risk management policies
  • Assist engagement leaders with regulator examinations and inquiries, including SEC and state regulators
  • May participate as a member or Chair of the Insurance Client Acceptance and Reevaluation Committee (ICAR)
  • Oversight of The List designations in insurance industry for audit personnel
  • Liaise with National Insurance Leader on people resources – pipeline, capacity assessments, how to bring new people into industry, etc. to enhance capacity within the insurance industry

Continuing Professional Education

  • Oversee the curriculum plan for insurance auditors
  • Oversee and participate in the development and delivery of insurance courses including training for auditors at the staff through partner levels
  • Participate in the development and delivery of non-technical insurance training at the request of the National Industry Leader for Financial Services

Client Service

  • Consult with partners and engagement teams as requested on complex insurance services-related audit, accounting, and independence-related matters
  • Meet with key clients and prospects as necessary to assist engagement teams and deliver expertise
  • Perform industry-related consultations on a timely basis
  • May participate in audit engagements as an engagement quality reviewer
  • Conduct industry webcasts for clients and prospects as needed, including development and delivery


  • Bachelors degree
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP and statutory accounting standards affecting the financial services industry
  • Strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted U.S. and PCAOB Auditing Standards
  • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience performing audits in the insurance industry
  • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in the assurance practice of a national CPA firm
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a partner
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in managing others
  • Must exhibit an exceptional client service attitude, possess outstanding people skills and take a proactive approach in working with employees
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent coordination, organizational planning and analytical skills
  • Takes ownership of results
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/assignments simultaneously

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

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RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

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