Senior Associate

Full Time, Non-Exempt

Auditing and Accounting

Reports to:
Supervising Senior Associate, Manager, Senior Manager, Principal or Partner

Interns, Associates

Summary of Responsibilities:

Audit Senior Associates perform most work assigned with a minimum of assistance. They often lead one or more associates, instruct them on work to be performed, review the work done, and direct necessary revisions. Senior Associates are required to make decisions on all but the most unusual accounting and auditing matters.

Essential Functions:

  1. Performs diversified accounting and auditing assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager, senior manager, principal, or partner.
  2. Demonstrates competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and firm standards.
  3. Meets time constraints and client deadlines.
  4. Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.
  5. Directs and instructs assistants, seniors, staff, and interns, where applicable, in work to be performed and working paper review.
  6. Determines the extent of test-checking required in an audit and selects the transactions to be tested.
  7. Prepares and indexes working papers; performs various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing standards to verify accuracy and validity of client's financial matters.
  8. Prepares routine correspondence to client for approval and signature of a partner; writes comments for management letters.
  9. Performs the broadest range of accountant tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers, or partners is kept to a minimum.
  10. In-charge of audits, reviews, or compilations; responsible for all stages of the engagementplanning, fieldwork and wrap-up.
  11. Prepares financial statements and apply areas of GAAP.
  12. Makes suggestions to improve client processes and accounting procedures.
  13. Responsible for training and supervising Associates
  14. Prepares staff evaluation reports for the review and approval of manager and partner.

Other Functions:

  1. Document, validate, develop tests and assess various control systems.
  2. Such other duties as may be assigned.

Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. At least three (3) years experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks.
  2. Excellent written and oral skills.
  3. Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs.

Educational Requirements:

  1. Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business, or related equivalent
  2. Either hold a current and valid CPA license, or be working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam

Working Conditions:

  1. Frequent same day travel for work at client's offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
  2. Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.
  3. Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Heavy overtime work required from January 15 to April 15; may be in excess of 55 hours per week.

Safety Hazards of the Job:

  1. Minimal hazards. General office working conditions.

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