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Providence, RI

Audit Manager - PE/VC


Job Description

  • Location: Providence, RI
  • Required Years of Experience: 6+ years of technical audit experience in public accounting or related field, 3 in supervisory/managerial role working with PE/VC firms and their portfolio companies
  • Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business, Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • Travel: No
  • Relocation: No
  • Job Industry: Public Accounting
  • Department: Audit

KLR is one of the fastest growing accounting firms in New England. We are seeking a Audit Manager to join our team in our Boston or Waltham office.

KLR is ranked as one of the top one hundred accounting and business consulting firms in the United States. KLR operates four (4) offices in MA and RI and has more than 250 professionals.

As an Audit Manager on our Private Equity and Venture Capital Services Team (PE/VC Team), you will utilize your educational background as well as your organizational skills as you work on a variety of assignments for some of New England’s premier PE/VC firms as well as a variety of PE/VC backed portfolio companies. We perform a variety of fund and management company audits for some of New England’s premier PE/VC firms, and our audit engagements for PE/VC backed companies are in many industries including: manufacturing, distribution, technology, life sciences,retail, hospitality, real estate, and healthcare. Members of the PE/VC team will also have the opportunity to assist our Transaction Advisory Services team in performing buy side and sell side due diligence projects, as well as a variety of other special projects including financial modeling and projections, agreed upon procedures and financial statement review engagements. Candidates applying for this position will be responsible for the following:

Job Responsibilities

Job Tasks:

  • Be responsible for client relationships within our PE/VC practice as well as for other clients assigned to them.
  • Direct field work on financial statement audit, consulting and other accounting engagements
  • Schedule and monitor the progress of engagements in relation to budgets and due dates
  • Supervise and review engagement planning, train and evaluate associates and supervisors
  • Review all work before submission to Partners for further review
  • Negotiate fees and ensure proper billings to clients
  • Serve as liaison among Partners, clients and staff
  • Demonstrate proficient technical skills for handling all client responsibilities, including knowledge of trends, industries, alternatives, etc.
  • Understand the client’s organization, procedures and internal policies
  • Owning client relationships and work
  • Provide clients’ with recommendations and guidance on how to achieve their goals and assist in identifying opportunities for growth with clients
  • Working closely with staff, and assisting senior management in mentoring, coaching, training, supervising, and evaluating staff
  • Foster a team environment; demonstrates support of management and decisions and build a positive culture
  • Participate in practice development activities that lead to the generation of new business and the opportunities for cross-s

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change from time to time with notice whenever possible, but not guaranteed.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • 6+ years of technical audit experience in public accounting or related field, 3 in supervisory/managerial role working with PE/VC firms and their portfolio companies
  • CPA or equivalent certification is a must
  • Ability to manage all aspects of client engagements
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated supervisory ability, strong operational and project management skills
  • Proficient use of applicable technology

We are looking for a candidate to work full time. Normal hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm overtime during our peak season: January through April and August through October. These periods require increasing normal weekly hours, which include weekends.


KLR offers a wide range of benefits including: health and dental insurance, paid time-off and a competitive retirement savings plan. We offer tuition assistance, in-house education programs and offer employees opportunities for community involvement.

Come join a firm who has recently been recognized for an 13th straight year as the “Best Place to Work” by the Providence Business Journal and voted as a Top 100 Firm in the country by Accounting Today!

KLR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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