CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Audit Manager - State & Local Government in Lakeland, Florida


CliftonLarsonAllen is looking for an Audit Manager in our State and Local Government practice. This position can be located in Tampa, Lakeland, Ft. Myers or Naples.

At CliftonLarsonAllen, we understand the legislative changes, funding challenges, compliance responsibilities, and risk management duties that impact our state and local government clients. Our goal is to become familiar with all aspects of their operations, not just the information needed for the year-end audit. Our clients benefit from a close personal connection with a team of professionals devoted to government agencies.

Job Description

  • Assume full responsibility for planning, supervising, and controlling all phases of the firm’s regular services for those clients delegated by principals.
  • Delegate or assume in-charge responsibility; project and plan the timing of the workload to promote the most efficient operation of the staff.
  • Lead the decision-making process for assigned engagements/clients; keep the engagement principal fully informed of major decisions, engagement progress, the client’s situation, and potential problems.
  • Develop a responsible and trained staff through assistance in recruiting, planning assignments, resolving problems, providing direct consultation to staff, evaluating staff performance, and acting as an instructor or discussion leader in professional development programs.
  • Evaluate internal controls and audit programs prepared by staff, revise as necessary, and present to the engagement principal for approval.
  • Follow the engagement progress through monitoring time budgets and deadlines for adherence; communicate important developments to the engagement principal along with facts, conclusions and recommendations; provide ongoing attention to client management; and prepare final client meetings.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • 6+ years of public accounting experience with emphasis in financial statement preparation, audits, reviews, and compilations
  • Prior experience servicing clients in the Public Sector – State & Local Government preferred
  • Current CPA licensure required
  • Ability to travel to client sites that may also require overnight travel


  • Advanced technical knowledge of audit and accounting concepts and standards, preferably specific to State and Local government
  • Demonstrated ability to manage client relationships
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to show strong leadership and mentoring capabilities
  • Dynamic interpersonal manner with the capacity to develop and train staff through supervised practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively with councils and boards in a public setting
  • Excellent client service orientation with an ability to expand services and develop new business
  • Ability to promote CLA and interact with professional industry groups


CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With nearly 4,000 people, 90 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

We are deeply invested in the success of our professionals and provide innovative career-building opportunities. At CLA, we aim to positively impact the clients we serve, the people we employ, the profession we represent and the communities we call home.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Requisition Number: 16-1161

Title: Audit Manager - State & Local Government

City: Lakeland

State: FL