PKF O'Connor Davies

Experienced Audit Associate/Senior Audit Associate

Job Locations US-NJ-Woodcliff Lake
# of Openings
2
Category
Audit

Overview

The Experienced Audit Associate or Senior Audit Associate should be able to perform a broad range of accounting tasks with direct supervision of an in-charge accountant/Manager. This individual will assist the in-charge/Manager in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and interpretation of audit findings for clients.

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 shows 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 write detailed document findings.
  • Manage engagement staff to meet deliverable deadlines; identify roadblocks, and understand 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university required.
  • 3+ years of audit experience
  • Eligible to sit for the CPA exam or have passed all or parts of the CPA Exam 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 Microsoft Word.
  • Familiarity with ProSystem fx Engagement.
  • Ability to meet challenging client requirements, provide services, and possess strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and research abilities.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions and recommendations in client related matters pertaining to the audit.

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