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Audit Supervisor

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth
4.3 out of 5
415 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686


415 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686

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Position Summary

The Audit Supervisor is responsible for completing and supervising more complex audit and assurance engagements, providing exceptional client service, and providing guidance to Senior Audit Accountants, Team Accountants, and Accounting Interns.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assumes full responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments using established firm policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates various phases of engagements, plans engagements, budgets time and expenses, monitors actual performance against budget, reviews workpapers for accuracy and completeness, and reviews financial statements for suitability of presentation and adequacy of disclosures.
  • Resolves accounting and auditing problems as they arise.
  • Provides supervision and on-the-job training to staff assigned to engagement.
  • Studies and evaluates clients’ internal controls.
  • Prepares engagement budget.
  • · Assigns work to staff members based on their knowledge and capabilities.
  • Supports training of staff members, offers guidance and direction, gives constructive criticism of workpapers.
  • Ensures that workpapers, financial statements, tax returns and letters of recommendations are prepared in accordance with generally accepted professional and firm standards.
  • Ensures compliance with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups.
  • Communicates engagement’s progress, problems, resolutions, financial information, tax activity and other business concerns to the client.
  • Reviews with manager or partner significant findings that raise questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation.
  • Prepares or reviews financial statements, notes, schedules, management letters and tax returns for later discussion between manager or partner and the client.
  • Prepares staff evaluation reports, and other reports, projects and duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Master’s degree in accounting.
  • Minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing professional education is required each year to maintain and develop technical and business skills.
  • Participates in career development program to improve managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • At least four (4) years of experience preferred in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity, scope and number of engagements managed.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring in new business to a CPA firm.
  • A current and valid Certified Public Accountant’s license is required.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the American Institute of CPAs.
  • Proficiency in use of computers, computer accounting software and tax software programs.
  • A current, valid driver license.

About Us

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (DGN) is Northern Michigan's largest locally owned, full service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, the firm is based in Traverse City, MI with experienced, professional staff dedicated to providing outstanding professional services with a personal connection to businesses and individuals throughout the region. DGN is known for its comprehensive tax, audit, technology and business consultation services, with added expertise in the agribusiness, manufacturing, professional offices, government/nonprofits and oil and gas business sectors. Our guiding principle for over 50 years - Our clients' success is our business.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Accounting: 1 year (Required)


  • CPA License (Required)
  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person