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Moss Adams LLP Government Audit Senior Manager in Bellingham, Washington

Government Audit Senior Manager


At Moss Adams, we champion authenticity. For us, that means fostering a culture of talented people who care—about you, about our clients, and about our communities. Here, you’ll work towards our mission of empowering others to embrace opportunity, growing as a leader along the way. Our firm’s size, middle-market clients, customized career paths, and supportive culture make this a reality. Join a values-driven firm where you’ll have fun while solving complex and interesting business challenges.

Introduction to the team

The Business Consulting Services practice provides comprehensive internal and performance audit services to clients throughout the Western United States. Additionally, we help clients to implement solutions through policy and procedure development, organizational redesign, process improvement, and training. We are a highly collaborative group that is committed to providing superior client service through strong relationships and high-value deliverables.

We are currently seeking a Government Audit Senior Manager to be part of our growing practice. This role will focus on internal controls reviews and testing, risk assessments, performance audits, and financial analysis primarily for governmental and not-for-profit entities. You should be familiar with Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS), the Yellow Book, and standards from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). This is a great opportunity for an independent, critical thinker, with strong communication skills to be an integral part of a successful and growing team.

Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams exhibit the following success skills – Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, and Results Focus.

Responsibilities :

  • Perform consulting activities that include conducting interviews, reviewing documents, performing a variety of analysis, and preparing client deliverables such as findings, recommendations, and draft and final reports

  • Present deliverables to clients

  • Work collaboratively with clients to understand current business practices, identify opportunities for improvement, define new processes, and develop new/updated policies and procedures

  • Support project start up activities, such as developing project work plans, budgets, and schedules, and attending kickoff meetings

  • Serves as an integral member of our Business Consulting Services team

  • Travels to client locations to work onsite and periodically attend industry conferences

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field required; Master’s in Accounting, MBA or MPA preferred

  • CPA, CIA or CFE designation required. If not certified, must meet educational requirements to obtain license upon hire in state of employment

  • Minimum of 7 years of government (city, county, special purpose, or state) or not-for-profits industry experience

  • Knowledgeable of GAGAS and IIA standards

  • Experienced in internal control audits, performance audits, financial control audits, and compliance audits

  • Familiar with financial and operational aspects of local governments preferred

  • Ability to write reports, prepare findings, and present recommendations

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Critical thinker and creative problem-solver; outstanding time, organization, and project management skills

  • Able to take direction, learn quickly, and work independently to meet project objectives

  • Able to work effectively both as part of a team and independently

  • Able to handle multiple priorities, tasks and simultaneous projects

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 30%

Moss Adams is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Moss Adams complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

Primary Location Albuquerque, NM

Other Locations Napa, CA, Pasadena, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, San Diego, CA, Bellingham, WA, Walnut Creek, CA, El Segundo, CA, San Francisco, CA, Issaquah, WA, Everett, WA, Phoenix, AZ, Healdsburg, CA, Tri-Cities, WA, Seattle, WA, Santa Rosa, CA, Salinas, CA, Overland Park, KS, Salt Lake City, UT, Spokane, WA, Irvine, CA, Eugene, OR, Plano, TX, Tacoma, WA, Wenatchee, WA, Medford, OR, Dallas, TX, Yakima, WA, Stockton, CA, Silicon Valley, CA, Sacramento, CA, Portland, OR, Fresno, CA, Houston, TX

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full Time

Req ID: 24259