Audit Senior

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Title: Audit Senior Accountant

Reports to: Audit Managers and Audit Partners

Job Summary: The Audit Senior is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day duties of planning, fieldwork and wrap-up to include the preparing of financial statements with disclosures, applying most areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position is also responsible for acting as the client contact for basic questions and information and may also be involved in reviews and agreed upon procedure engagements. Audit Seniors also direct and review the work of Audit Staff and they are capable of making decisions on most audit and accounting matters.

Salary Range & Benefits: Competitive salary plus discretionary bonus and standard firm benefits; work-life balance environment and supportive firm culture

Hours Required: 40 hours per week; hours not to exceed 60 hours per week during busy season

Responsibilities & Duties:
• Know and understand the firm’s policies and procedures
• Possess a working knowledge of firm technology, audit preparation, and time and billing software
• Lead client engagements, which include planning, executing, directing and supervising audit staff to complete audit engagements
• Begin to develop generally accepted accounting principles and SEC accounting and reporting rules, where applicable, and financial statement presentation
• Obtain a thorough understanding of PCAOB and generally accepted auditing standards and common audit procedures and techniques
• Supervise, train, mentor, and evaluate staff and interns on the audit process as needed
• Research and analyze financial statement and audit related issues
• Acquire a working knowledge of the client’s business
• Proactively interact with key client’s management to gather information, resolve problems and make recommendations for business and process improvements
• Begin to demonstrate the ability to obtain new clients
• Perform other job-related duties as necessary and ability to work additional hours as needed

Requirements & Qualifications:
• Minimum of one to two years of current experience in a public accounting firm as an Audit Senior
• At least one year experience leading and directing a team of two to three people
• Three to five consecutive years of overall experience in a public accounting firm
• Solid understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform and audit of a basic public and/or private company
• Knowledge of internal accounting controls and professional standards and regulations (GAAP, GAAS, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels with clients and within the firm
• Ability to multi-task while working independently and within a group environment
• Superior analytical and diagnosis skills and the ability to break down complex issues and implement appropriate resolutions
• Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy
• Solid project management skills
• Professionalism, dependability, integrity and trustworthiness combined with a cooperative attitude
• Dedicated to superior client service
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Prior experience with various assurance applications and research tools beneficial

Education & Licenses:
• Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting
• CPA certification (active) or working toward if not already obtained

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