Governmental Audit Manager

Job Locations US-CO-Denver | US-CO-Lakewood
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There’s purpose in this wonder. It makes us better. It makes us Wipfli.


If you want to be in an environment where you can make a difference — and make a professional home — Wipfli is the place for you.


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Essential Responsibilities:
• Respond to client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner.
• Participate in and provide leadership for firm initiatives and projects.
• Plan and schedule engagement fieldwork with clients and firm resources.
• Lead and manage audit, review, and compilation engagements in accordance with firm and professional standards, within budget and deadline  expectations.
• Perform detailed reviews of workpapers completed by other associates.
• Communicate proactively with clients and engagement partners regarding project status, client service opportunities, and other significant matters in a timely manner.
• Review financial statements and footnotes, management reports, executive reports, and other requested deliverables.
• Provide training, direction, and supervision to staff and senior accountants.
• Develop and attain a comprehensive understanding of services provided by the firm.


Additional Responsibilities:
• Attain a thorough technical competency and industry specific expertise through CPE, firm/industry group events, webinars, etc.
• Perform client billing
• Lead multi-disciplined client service teams for account planning
• Research and communicate with client and firm personnel regarding complex accounting matters
• Actively participate in community activities and organizations to develop and maintain positive business relationships with community leaders and members
• Complete audit, review, and compilation procedures for complex areas and transactions
• Prepare and review client correspondence (letter, e-mail, etc.)
• Actively participate in firm sponsored events for industry-specific and/or regional clients and prospects



  • Requires a Bachelors Degree in Accounting 
  • CPA certification required in the respective state in which they are practicing
  • Knowledge of auditing standards, including the GAO's Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book)

  • 5-7 years of experience working with State and Local Governments is required
  • Requires at least five years of job related experience in public accounting
  • Requires prior supervisory experience

Wipfli supports equal pay for all. In addition, in the State of Colorado, we are committed to equal pay for equal work in accordance with Senate Bill 19-085. The pay range for this role is $80,000-$110,000.


Wipfli cares about our associates and offers a variety of benefits to support your wellbeing.  Highlights include 6 health plan options (both HMO & PPO plans), as well as dental and vision coverage and an Employee Assistance Program. Other benefits include a 401(k) savings plan & profit share contribution, education & certification assistance, flexible time off, family care leave, parental leave, cell phone reimbursement, and travel rewards. There are also many voluntary benefit offerings such as critical illness & accident insurance, legal, long term care, pet insurance, and ID theft protection, as well as firm-provided basic life/AD&D, short term disability, and long term disability coverage, with the option to purchase supplemental life/AD&D.  Eligibility for all benefits is based on annual hours expectation and position status.


Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.   #LI-KH1 #WIPFLIHP


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