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Audit Associate

The Audit Associate participates in audit engagements for the firm. The Audit Associate is responsible for learning and applying technical skills and working as part of a team carrying out tasks under close coaching and supervision. The Audit Associate is also responsible for forming and organizing client engagements by timely completing assignments and tasks and assisting other team members in meeting client needs and self-development expectations. 


Major responsibilities and duties:

  • Perform several audit engagements, which include planning, executing, directing, and completing financial statement audits.
  • Perform and manage audits under Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and other applicable professional standards.
  • Work on several review engagements by applying extensive analytical procedures to financial data and conducting the review in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting Review Services (SSARS) and other applicable professional standards.
  • Research new complex accounting standards and apply that knowledge to different audit engagements. Also, research and formulate solutions to client-related recommendations.
  • Leverage advanced excel skills to perform data analytics and visualizations using clients’ financial information.
  • Assist in and complete Form 990 returns for not-for-profit clients.
  • Effectively use ratio analysis to leverage audit and review engagements to identify significant and unusual relationships.
  • Work with direct manager to interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
  • Identify and communicate accounting and audit matters to managers and partners.
  • Research and analyze financial statements and audit-related issues.
  • Communicate to clients generally accepted accounting principles and financial statement presentation.
  • Recognize opportunities to provide additional services to new or existing clients.
  • As needed, train and mentor peers and new interns on different technical skills, systems and processes.
  • Research new accounting topics and prepare to continue professional education presentations and present to the firm’s staff, manager, and partners. Potentially summarize related information into an article for the firm to share with clients.
  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary, possibly including the preparation of income tax returns and consulting services.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a good academic record. A Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Working towards CPA certification. One or more sections taken/passed is a plus.
  • 1-2 years of recent work experience as an auditor at a public accounting firm.
  • Commitment to the Firm’s Core Values.
  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Auditing Procedures, GAAP and GAAS.
  • Knowledge of Not-for-Profit financial statements and experience working with Not-for-profit is a plus.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism including the ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple engagements simultaneously, while maintaining consistency and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs, particularly Excel. Familiarity with Advance Flow and knowledge of PPC audit methodology a plus.