Technical Audit Manager
Chicago, IL Audit
Job Type

About Us: 

PKF Mueller is an award-winning, full-service, certified public accounting and business advisory firm serving clients both domestically and internationally. Since its 1968 founding, the Firm has significantly grown and currently serves clients from multiple offices in the Chicagoland area as well as an office in Sarasota, Florida. PKF Mueller provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, and business advisory services. 

According to Inside Public Accounting, PKF Mueller is a top 150 ranked U.S.-based accounting firm and one of the “Top Firms in the Great Lakes Area.” Crain’s Chicago Business has also named PKF Mueller one the largest accounting firms in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Additionally, PKF Mueller has been recognized as a “Best Places to Work in Illinois” consecutively for over 10 years.

Our people are the center of everything we do, and we are committed to fostering an environment where every employee feels comfortable bringing their authentic self to work every day. We value each employee’s unique background, culture, viewpoint, and identity, and how these contribute to new ideas and perspectives that help us all succeed – together.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities of Technical Audit Manager:

  • Oversee the efforts of multiple client engagements in a wide variety of industries with the ability to manage to budget.
  • Manage key components of multiple audit engagements including planning, risk assessment, team management, and delivery of exceptional client service.
  • Perform primary research on technical accounting topics in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the United States.
  • Identify, oversee and implement new authoritative accounting pronouncements.
  • Prepare technical accounting analysis, related to, but not limited to:
  • ASC 606 – revenue recognition and contract review
  • ASC 842 – lease accounting
  • Equity method investments
  • Purchase Accounting
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Derivative accounting and hedging
  • Other areas, as necessary
  • Provide technical guidance on unique transactions including acquisitions, divestitures (discontinued operations), spin-offs, cost and equity method investments, restructuring charges and debt offerings.
  • Review financial statements and footnotes for compliance with US GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements.
  • Implement new policies or update current policies based upon changes in accounting standards.
  • Lead and manage other special accounting projects, as needed.

  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting or equivalent degree
  • CPA 7-10 years of current or recent experience in a public accounting environment
  • Excellent analytical, technical and auditing skills
  • Strong current knowledge of US GAAP, GAAS, SEC reporting and IFRS
  • Excellent team and project management skills
  • Strong personal identification with PKF Mueller firm values and intrinsic values in our industry - Proactive, Respectful, Inspiring, Dedicated, Enthusiastic. 
  • Typical office setting. Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Have a strong personal identification with PKF Mueller’s firm values.
  • Possess a valid drivers license or have reliable transportation to perform the job requirements. 

Total Rewards:

We are committed to providing our greatest assets, our people, with a competitive salary along with a wide range of comprehensive benefits, perks, and rewards to support their and their family’s overall well-being. Our employee offerings deliver maximum options and flexibility to fit each individual’s needs. Check them out here

Opportunities for Advancement: 

Given our unique business strategy, we are experiencing growth that will provide significant opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the firm. Our Pathways to Success document outlines the progression from Associate to Partner level. 

EEO Statement:

PKF Mueller is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-888-8600 or send us an email at