Audit Senior

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Our Client, an established firm focused on providing quality accounting services, is looking for an Audit Senior and an Audit Supervisory Senior.
 
Job Type:
 
Full time, W2
Location: REMOTE within the US
Compensation: $60,000-$80,000
 
Audit Senior
 
As an Audit Senior for our CPA Firm Client you will often lead a number of staff accountants, instruct them in work to be performed, review the work done, and direct necessary revisions.
 
Essential Functions:

  • Performs diversified accounting and attest assignments under the direction of supervisors. 
  • Demonstrates competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and firm standards. 
  • Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.
  • Begins acquiring the skills necessary to develop quality client relationships and loyalty. 
  • Assumes responsibility for efficiently supervising both audit and non audit engagements. 
  • Prepares other reports, projects, and duties as may be assigned. 

Required Experience: 

  • Mastered responsibilities and position requirements of Audit Staff. 
  • Minimum of 2-3 years full-time experience (including normal overtime requirements) having worked at least two busy seasons while demonstrating a progression in complexity of accounting and attest tasks. 
  • Eligible to sit for the CPA exam. 
  • Demonstrates good project management skills. 
  • Considerable knowledge of GAAP and GAAS standards. 

Educational Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree with required accounting hours to sit for the CPA exam. 
  • Minimum of 40 hours of continuing professional education is required each year. 

Required Licenses, Certificates, or Knowledge: 

  • Mastered responsibilities and position requirements of experienced Audit Staff and is beginning to function in the role of Audit Senior. 
  • Either holds a current and valid certified public accountant’s license, or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam. 
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting programs. 

 Audit Supervisory Senior 
 
Performs a wide variety of diversified, usually complex, assurance-related tasks under the supervision of a manager or shareholder. 
 
Essential Functions: 

  • Performs diversified accounting and assurance assignments under the direction of supervisors. 
  • Acts as a resource for audit staff and audit seniors. 
  • Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements. 
  • Assists accounting and auditing staff members in client meetings. 
  • Acts as key client contact person for smaller engagements. 
  • Establishes good working relationships with all shareholders and staff members. 
  • Performs an in-charge role on most client engagements. 
  • Directs and instructs assistants, where applicable, in work to be performed. 
  • Performs working paper review.
  • Possesses technical knowledge sufficient to supervise staff accountants. 
  • Begins acquiring the skills necessary to develop quality client relationships and loyalty. 
  • Manages more complex assurance engagements and plans projects from start to finish. 
  • Prepares complex assurance engagements including consolidated financial statements.
  • Reviews assurance engagements, bookkeeping and accounting projects. 
  • Prepares compilations. 
  • Proficient at research including knowledge of the reference sources available to the firm. 
  • Has an understanding of GAAP, OCBOA, unique or specialized accounting principles, and financial statements presentations. 
  • Obtains a thorough understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and common audit procedures and techniques. 
  • Assumes responsibility for efficiently supervising both audit and non audit engagements. 

Required Experience:

  • Mastered responsibilities and position requirements of Audit Senior and is beginning to function in the role of Audit Manager. 
  • Minimum of 36 to 48 months full-time experience (including normal overtime requirements) having worked at least two busy seasons while demonstrating a progression in complexity of accounting tasks and tax knowledge. 
  • CPA certification or in the process of completing exam. 
  • Demonstrates good project management skills. 

Other Functions: 

  • Exhibits time management and organization skills. 
  • May assist with recruitment and training of other audit department personnel. 
  • Develops entrepreneurial approach to client service and good working relationships with client personnel. 
  • Maintains contacts with peers, develops network of business contacts, meets with prospective clients, and cultivates referrals. 
  • Accepts volunteer positions in community organizations. 
  • Begins to develop industry expertise. 
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned. 

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree with required accounting hours to sit for the CPA exam. 
  • Minimum of 40 hours of continuing professional education is required each year. 

Required Licenses, Certificates, or Knowledge: 

  • Either holds a current and valid certified public accountant’s license, or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam. 
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting and tax software programs. 

Work Environment and Physical Requirements: 

  • Requires the ability to work overtime, as necessary, in order to meet client imposed and/or government mandated filing deadlines. 
  • Requires the ability to meet the demands of a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.
  • Requires the ability to manage multiple and conflicting tasks requiring excellent organization and task prioritization skills. 
  • Requires the ability to use diplomacy when interacting with co-workers, superiors and clients. 
  • Requires the ability to remain sedentary; only occasional walking and standing are required.
  •  The noise level in the office environment is moderate (office equipment, telephones, etc.). 

Advancement Requirements for Audit Manager: 

  • Mastered responsibilities and position requirements of Audit Supervisory Senior. 
  • Minimum of four or more full-time years of experience (including normal required overtime) 
  • Licensed as CPA 
  • Shareholder discretion to change or except requirements 
  • Demonstrating knowledge of (by discretionary examination or observance): 
o Continuing education regarding professional standards, regulatory and legal requirements o Supervisory skills training (in-house and external) 
o Project management 
o Complex research and documentation 
o Compilations 
o Exempt organizations

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