Audit Manager-Government

US-CA-Costa Mesa

Company Overview

Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With a total of more than 3,000 personnel, Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.


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Position Summary

This opportunity is open for candidates interested in Full-time or seasonal work arrangement options.


Crowe Horwath is seeking a dynamic audit Manager. This Manager will have an opportunity to work on a variety of governmental, higher education, and non-profit, throughout southern California.The manager will serve in an auditing role as well as approximately 20% of their time serving clients in a financial advisory/consulting role. This Manager and will be required to provide guidance and supervision to in-charge accountants and staff in both of these focus areas


As part of the audit team, the Audit Manager will be responsible for:

  • Owning the client relationships with a variety of clients in our public sector industries
  • Responsible for managing multiple teams and providing performance feedback to all members of those teams at the conclusion of engagements
  • Anticipating and addressing client concerns and resolving problems as they arise
  • Promoting new ideas and business solutions that result in extended services to existing clients
  • Keeping abreast of latest developments and the firm's standards and policies
  • Keeping abreast of industry developments and their effects on client's competitive position



This opportunity is open for candidates interested in Full-time or seasonal work arrangement options.


A candidate should be organized, professional, possess strong technical and interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively with our clients and staff.  They should have an existing network of contacts throughout the industry and the ability to expand this network.  The position will also require the individual to manage planning, executing, and wrapping up various engagements, which may be performed concurrently.  An ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to work on both consulting and audit engagements and effectively manage deadlines.  The ability to perform research on technical matters prior to submitting for Partner review is important.  For the financial consulting and advisory, the candidate should possess familiarity with all aspects of the financial statement close process and have experience preparing/reviewing financial statement account reconciliations, grant monitoring and compliance and other operational matters.

    • 5 plus years of recent experience with a public accounting firm
    • Experience working with government, higher education and non-profit clients  required
    • Candidate must be a licensed CPA in the state of California or must be able to be licensed in California
    • Ability to interact with clients, prospects, all levels of staff, and colleagues in a professional fashion
    • Strong skills in maintaining great client service and strong time management skills
    • Experience supervising engagement team members and instructing them on completing assigned task
    • Ability to adequately manage multiple engagements with multiple teams
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must
    • Strong accounting and auditing skills


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