Assurance Senior Associate (Leading Public Accounting Firm)
Our client, a leading public accounting firm, is looking for a dynamic Senior Associate to join their Assurance practice.
13th January, 2020
Location(s): Los Angeles or Woodland Hills
Job Description & Synthesis
Our client, a leading public accounting firm, is looking for a dynamic Senior Associate to join their Assurance practice. As a part of the team, you will work directly with Managers and Partners of the firm. Our client will help you grow and develop your career through collaborative workgroups and mentoring across peers and managers. Seniors are instrumental in mentoring and developing Associate level staff, and are the primary lead on client engagements walkthroughs, reviewing work papers, and helping to identify/resolve audit issues.
Competitive salary and benefits
25 days of Paid Time Off
Flexible work environment
Reviewing and preparing financial statements, footnotes, and work papers.
Demonstrating professional creativity in dealing with client matters and making constructive suggestions to improve client operations.
Effectively analyzing client transactions, recognizing potential or existing problems, conducting the appropriate research, and working closely with managers on resolving the issue.
Understanding the purpose of accounting and general ledger recording procedures.
Performing accounting procedures and/or tax applications in accordance with firm standards and in an accurate, thorough and timely manner, including proposing journal entries to client general ledgers.
Serving as the Engagement Lead on specific client accounts, taking responsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverable.
Developing a detailed engagement work plan, illustrating budgets and schedules
Monitoring project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to managers and/or partners.
Developing a professional relationship with the client serving as the primary point-of-contact.
Education: BS/BA accounting; CPA designation or eligibility to sit is highly desirable
Minimum 2 - 3 years’ audit & accounting experience in a public accounting arena
Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including knowledge in US GAAP, GAAS, and PCAOB rules and standards
Knowledge of FAR and CAS
Extraordinary client service and communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain excellent client relationships
Strong leadership, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Computer expertise including knowledge of audit-preparation software and an understanding of the impact of technology
Strong research skills
Technical skills with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; audit software, ProSystems or GoSystems, and Caseware experience a plus