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Director / Senior Director, Audit Advisory

76% Flex
Full Remote
Mid-level (2-5 years)
  • Remote from:United States
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Director / Senior Director, Audit Advisory

76% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Experience: Mid-level (2-5 years)
Work from: United States...

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Current CPA license required, 5+ years in audit firm at senior level, Bachelor’s degree in accounting required, Knowledge of PCAOB standards and GAAP.

Key responsabilities:

  • Analyze accounting rules/standards
  • Assist with regulatory communications
  • Improve audit methodology/system
  • Help investigate breaches in corporations
  • Provide independent expertise and perspective
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1001 - 5000 Employees

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Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Our Audit Advisory Team of professionals includes several former senior officials from the PCAOB, including the Divisions of Enforcement and Investigation (DEI) and Registrations and Inspections (DRI). In addition, we have former senior officers from the SEC Division of Enforcement, certified public accountants, including many former audit firm partners, standard-setters, and other regulatory officials from the PCAOB, SEC, and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). 
Our team provides insights into the regulators’ perspectives to assist clients in understanding and responding to regulatory inquiries. We assist clients in navigating the complexities of the regulatory environment and judicial process, from case assessment through expert testimony, as well as compliance verification services following resolution of the matter. More specifically these services include remediation consulting, root cause analysis, pre-issuance and post-issuance reviews of issuer and broker-dealer audit engagements, leading and supporting investigations, and independent monitorships for regulatory undertakings.


Role Overview:

Ankura Consulting has a full-time position for a Director / Senior Director in its Audit Advisory Practice. Audit Managing Directors provide subject matter expertise on a variety of topics including the application and interpretation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), International Auditing Standards (“IAS”), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standards (“PCAOB Standards”), as well as Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) independence matters. In addition, Ankura Directors and Senior Directors provide expertise on matters including an assessment of an audit firm’s system of quality control, internal control reviews, pre-inspection reviews, regulatory remediation assistance, and investigations.


As a Director or Senior Director in the Audit Advisory Practice, you will have the opportunity to use your skills and experience to analyze accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and independence rules and standards, and assist Ankura Senior Managing Directors and clients with communications with the PCAOB, SEC, or other regulators on auditing, accounting, financial reporting, and independence matters. You will also have the opportunity to provide an independent perspective based upon your experiences in GAAP, IFRS, and PCAOB Standards to assist audit firms with the identification of enhancements to their audit methodology and system of quality control.  A candidate will also have the opportunity to assist external and internal counsel to perform investigations of corporations surrounding breaches in a corporation’s internal policies, procedures, and ethical behavior.


·       Current CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license required; 

·       Five or more years of progressively responsible experience having attained the Senior Manager or Manager level in an audit firm;

·       PCOAB or SEC regulatory experience is a plus;

·       Bachelor’s degree in accounting, MBA/Master's degree is a plus; 

·       Strong knowledge of PCAOB standards and GAAP. IFRS and IAS knowledge is a plus;



For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.  The range does not include additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $85,000 to $200,000 for Director level and $110,000 to $240,000 for Senior Director; this range is not a promise of a particular wage.




Ankura is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters, if you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, submit an online application, or participate in an interview/assessment, please email or call toll-free +1.312-583-2122. This email and phone number are created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues unrelated to a disability, will not receive a response.

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  • Great communication abilities

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