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Assurance Resource Manager

CohnReznick LLP

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted November 21, 2021.

CohnReznick currently has an exciting career opportunity and we are seeking an Assurance Resource Manager to join our People & Culture team to support our North-East offices.

CohnReznick is a top National Advisory, Assurance and Tax accounting, firm with a team of over 3,000 employees in 25 cities. As a member of our team, we will provide you with the necessary tools to take your career to the next level. Your success is our success!

The Assurance Resource Manager is responsible for the strategic deployment of our client service professionals. In this role, the Assurance Resource Manager effectively builds and manages relationships with management level and client service staff personnel to ensure the successful completion of engagements as well as continual development of our staff. This person possesses a solid understanding of the overall business strategy and needs of the practice and offers resource solutions based on industry, experience level, geographical needs, utilization and development of our people. The Assurance Resource Manager will demonstrate excellent customer service, strong technical skills and the ability to creatively design solutions in the deployment of our staff.

You will be responsible for:

    • Assign appropriate client service personnel to engagements. This will involve assessing the engagement needs, reviewing available options, and recommending people that meet the requirements of office/region and clients. When appropriate, challenge the schedule, to confirm the most efficient utilization of resources
    • Align staffing decisions with career goals and development opportunities
    • Promote and monitor the sharing of resources across offices/regions as needed.
    • Monitor unassigned resources and utilization. Act as primary point of contact for local unassigned staff. Proactively identify assignments for these people
    • Identify over- and under-utilized personnel, and determine appropriate resources or solutions to balance workload
    • Resolve conflicts with engagement team members. This may involve identifying alternative roles that meet engagement requirements and the developmental goals of staff
    • Regularly communicate any changes in personnel on engagements with the team and the staff involved
    • Monitor employee performance by having open dialogue with engagement teams. Address and elevate issues as necessary
    • Build relationships with client service personnel to identify personal schedule preferences and/or career development issues
    • Help integrate new hires, explaining the resource management process, lines of communication and hours expectations
    • Coordinate the roll off of assignments for terminating/LOA employees. Ensure engagements are reassigned and the system is updated promptly. Assign appropriate work to new hires
    • Use scheduling tool and reports to forecast hours needed, track actual utilization, and monitor total headcount. Raise any concerns to HR Director and/or Office Managing Partner
    • Access capacity/short falls in headcount and work with recruiting to have any open needs filled.
    • Prioritize staffing decisions based on engagement risk, specialization requirements, timing constraints, staffing continuity and geographic considerations
    • Attend department performance discussions to further understand employee matters and share input based on interactions with employees and staffing requests.
    • Design, run and analyze reports on utilization, billable hours variance, chargeability, and other ad-hoc reports as requested by office leadership

    You will need:

      • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Accounting or business related field)
      • Minimum of 5 years of resource management for Finance/Accounting, or client service delivery experience preferably with a professional services environment, leading projects and directing team members
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality and build, establish and maintain trust and credibility
      • Strong analytical skills, with attention to detail; exceptional Excel and computer software skills
      • Very strong written and verbal communication
      • Proficient at conflict resolution
      • Proven client service focus, with an ability to resolve issues quickly, with a sense of urgency
      • Outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills
      • Confident working independently, with the ability and desire to be a self-starter
      • Strong organizational skills; comfortable handling multiple tasks with competing priorities

      Your CR Advantage:

      • Competitive salary and benefits
        • 401k Match
        • Profit Sharing
        • Discretionary annual bonuses and spot bonuses
        • 30 days of Paid Time Off + 13 Holidays + 3 early closing days

      Why CohnReznick?

      • Endless opportunities to contribute to one of the largest professional services firm in the US
      • Network of 2,700 professionals committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and giving back to the communities in which we live and work
      • Creative culture that values collaboration in everything we do
      • Team of professionals motivated by a sense of excellence, integrity, commitment to lifelong learning, respect for one another, adaptability, and making a difference
      • Varied career paths supported by strong professional development programs and resources

      Learn more

      www.cohnreznick.com

       Connect with us 

      www.linkedin.com/company/cohnreznick-llp

      www.facebook.com/cohnreznick

      https://twitter.com/cr_careers

      CohnReznick is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, clients, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters
      Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
      Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include background check and credit check

      If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at CRaccommodation@cohnreznick.com Please note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

      CohnReznick does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are currently engaged by CohnReznick Talent Acquisition Team by way of a written agreement to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that CohnReznick will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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