PKF O'Connor Davies

  • Audit Senior

    Job Locations US-NY-Harrison
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Audit
  • Overview

    Our Harrison, New York office is seeking an Audit Senior to perform and direct the broadest range of accounting tasks. This individual will assist the Nonprofit and Affordable Housing engagement managers in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and interpretation of audit findings and will work with audit staff at the client’s premises, managing the engagement in the field and performing audit procedures to the appropriate extent. These duties include (but are not limited to):

     

    Essential Duties

    • Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS & SEC rules, where applicable).
    • Apply technical skills, take the initiative to identify best practices and improvements, and consider applicability of best practices for other clients.
    • Research complex accounting topics and form a conclusion utilizing the Firm’s research tools (Engagement, Accounting Research Manager and PPC ETools, etc.).
    • Understand internal control deficiencies, work on training entry level staff on internal control processes and develop comments for management letters.
    • Understand risk assessment process and apply knowledge in completing all related forms.
    • Prepare financial report (statements, footnotes and any supplemental information) and all other client deliverables.
    • Understand cash flow effects of complex activities (non-cash, acquisitions, etc.).
    • Apply industry trends to analytics, formulate expectations and determine reasonableness.
    • Seek to understand the client’s business as a whole, including competitors, trends and key customers and show sensitivity to the client culture and business strategy.
    • Demonstrate the ability to provide team with directions, play a key role in execution of audit engagement from planning to wrap-up, and develop audit program steps to identify risks to ensure that the assignment quality standards are achieved.
    • Perform a detailed effective in-charge level review of the team’s work for finalization requirements.
    • Express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in written form and is capable of writing detailed document findings.
    • Manage engagement staff to meet deliverable deadlines; identifies roadblocks, and understands critical milestones to meet client service expectations.
    • Provide quality on the job training and constructive feedback to Interns and Staff.
    • Actively participate in learning and development opportunities, formal learning (CPE) and training programs.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting required.
    • 3+ years of progressive experience in public accounting.
    • CPA designation preferred.
    • Nonprofit and affordable housing niche experience preferred.
    • Applied working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP, GAAS, and SEC rules where applicable) and accounting standards and procedures.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word.
    • Individual should be prepared to meet challenging client requirements and possess the ability to multi-task and execute in a deadline-oriented environment.
    • Possess strong communication (both oral and written), interpersonal and analytical skills.
    • Familiarity with ProSystem FX Engagement.
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions and recommendations in client related matters pertaining to the audit.
    • Ability to travel to various client locations via personal car and work additional hours as needed required.

     

     

     

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