Skip to main contentA logo with &quat;the muse&quat; in dark blue text.

Life Science Audit Manager

Boston, MA

Come join our world class service team. Withum is seeking a Manager to join our fast growing and well established national firm. This position requires an experienced Assurance professional with strong interpersonal and supervisory skills and knowledge of the Life Science and SEC space.

Our Life Sciences practice serves public and private clients, including growth oriented, Life Sciences, technology companies and provides tremendous career opportunities in an environment of the highest ethical standards and professionalism. We are committed to practicing work/life balance, a culture you can thrive in and offer extremely competitive salary and benefit packages.

The Life Science Audit Manager role will be based out of our Massachusetts, MA locations. You'll work alongside an integrated team of seasoned, well-known CPAs and industry leaders. In this position, you will take a lead role on all aspects of audit engagements, from planning to completion, to include supervision/mentoring of staff and building/maintaining relationships with clients. 

Want more jobs like this?

Get Science and Engineering jobs delivered to your inbox every week.

Select a location
By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

How You'll Spend Your Time:

  • Leading the engagement team staff on the planning and execution of an audit engagement to effectively and efficiently provide world-class client service
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the audit engagement from staffing, planning, risk assessment, fieldwork, financial reporting and the conclusion
  • Providing supervision, training and support to the engagement staff and promote open communication to the engagement manager and partner
  • Collaborating with managers and partners on client issue resolution and make recommendations for operational or internal control improvements to the client
  • Managing multiple engagements concurrently with various teams to efficiently meet client deadlines
  • Creating and tracking engagement budgets to review for inefficiencies that may arise during the audit and maintain profitable realization rates
  • Reviewing and evaluating work papers, and determine compliance with professional standards and firm policy
  • Reviewing reports and financial statements, as well as SEC filings
  • Reviewing with the engagement partner significant findings that raise questions involving auditing standards and firm policy
  • Managing risk and ensure quality control procedures are being executed
  • Be involved in practice development and supervision of multiple engagements
  • Effectively manage employee and client expectations
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with client management
  • Assuming responsibility for billing and collections when circumstances permit
  • Providing on-the-job training to team members
  • Developing staff by taking an active role in the Firm’s learning and development activities
  • Completing performance evaluations constructively and timely, and also provide ongoing performance feedback to employees
  • Generating new business annually from new and existing clients
  • Representing the Firm by presenting on areas of expertise at 3rd party events
  • Participating in firm-sponsored activities
  • Maintaining annual CPE requirements

The Kinds of People We Want to Talk to Have Many of The Following:

  • BBA/BS/MS in Accounting
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)  and PCAOB/SEC rules and regulations
  • Experience working on Audits in the Life Sciences industry
  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Must be a licensed CPA
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including , specifically within SEC Assurance
  • Ability to articulately communicate professional/technical knowledge
  • Effective business advisory skills
  • Decisively identify and execute solutions to problems
  • Thorough understanding of complex technical issues
  • Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing projects in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.
  • Strong leadership, training, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills to represent the Firm well to engagement partners or client's management
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and strong attention to detail

The compensation for this position will vary by location. Withum offers a competitive benefits package and bonus program (for eligible roles) based on individual and firm performance. Final offer amounts are based on multiple factors such as the specific role, hiring location, as well as the individual’s skills, experience and qualifications. For additional information on our benefits, visit our website at

Withum will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Remotely anywhere within the United States except the States of Colorado & New York.




Client-provided location(s): Boston, MA, USA; Woburn, MA, USA
Job ID: 6470129002
Employment Type: Other