Assurance Manager - EBP / ERISA

Assurance · Rockville, Maryland
Department Assurance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Competitive

Are you in the DC metro area and want to work for an awesome company that is in growth mode?  

E. Cohen and Company, CPAs is looking for an experienced EBP / ERISA Manager in our Assurance department that wants to be rewarded for hard work and dedication, who thrives on being the best in their profession, is in search of a relaxed atmosphere and work-life balance, and who loves to give back.   We are growing and need to add top-notch people to our team!

Who are we?

We are a full-service CPA firm based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area providing Tax Compliance & Consulting, Audit & Assurance, Business Advisory Services and Business Technology Services since 1991.  Our industries include Employee Benefit Plans, Government Contractors, Nonprofit Organizations, High Net Worth Individuals, Wholesalers, Professional Services Firms, Real Estate Developers, Professional Athletes & Sports Executives and Restaurateurs.

Why are we awesome?

A few of our accomplishments are highlighted below:

  • Raised over $100,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night® Walk
  • Fostered a 95% client retention rate with a dedication to customized client service
  • Honored by Accounting Today Magazine and Best Companies Group, who named the firm as a “Best Accounting Firm to Work For” for 10 years
  • Honored by the Washington, D.C. region’s top business executives in the Smart CEO magazine, Smart CPA Readers’ Choice section
  • Launched ECC IT Solutions – a business technology firm providing myriad technology services to our clients who don’t maintain full time IT staff

About the position

The Assurance Manager is someone with 6+ years of experience as an accountant with a CPA Firm, who is a leader in the assurance department, provides accurate and timely assurance and accounting services in all areas, and continues to ensure the development of the assurance staff.  The Assurance Manager has a professional attitude and is an expert in employee benefit plan auditing and accounting. .


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar field.
  • Proven experience as an EBP auditor.
  • In-depth understanding of auditing and control practices.
  • Demonstrates a mastery of work paper techniques and correct documentation skills.
  • Demonstrates a mastery of software (Profx Tax and Engagement, Excel, XCM, iChannel, etc.).
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities.
  • Takes ownership of assigned engagements including communicating the status and progress of those engagements and completes within time-frame.
  • Must be a CPA.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  •  Maintains a technical understanding of professional standards.
  • Supervises staff and seniors.

  • Reviews planning and risk assessments prepared by seniors.

  • Leads and manages teams to meet client timelines.

  • Responsible for scheduling of personnel on engagements.

  • Manages the engagement time budgets; anticipates and communicates time budget issues.

  • Reviews financial statements and footnote disclosures and other deliverables.

  • Reviews the work of staff and seniors prior to submitting to engagement Principal for review.

  • Key assistant to the Directors/Principals.  Enables directors/Principals to serve a larger number of clients without lessening their response or effectiveness, including the detail review of Directors/Principals engagements.

  • Trains and evaluates staff and seniors.

  • Thinks strategically about client needs.

  • Looks for leadership opportunities at community, professional, and networking organizations.

  • Looks for business development opportunities to provide additional services to existing clients.

  • Coordinates and leads internal continuing education sessions.

  • Attends professional development and training sessions on a regular and consistent basis.

  • Must keep up-to-date with regulatory continuing professional education (CPE) requirements that help to enhance your area of expertise.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

We offer top-notch compensation,  advancement opportunities, great benefits, and continuing education opportunities. 

Click here to view a list of our open positions and submit your resume and cover letter online. 

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    Rockville, Maryland
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