PKF O'Connor Davies

Audit Associate - Not for Profit

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
# of Openings


The Audit Associate will perform a broad range of accounting tasks. This individual will assist the in-charge or manager in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and interpretation of audit findings for clients within non-profit entities.

Essential Duties

  • Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards, and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS, where applicable).
  • Apply technical skills and on the job practices and business processes for clients.
  • Knowledge in the Firm’s computer applications in facilitating the auditing procedures (Engagement, Accounting Research Manager and PPC ETools etc.).
  • Perform internal control testing, document deficiencies and develop comments for inclusion in management letters.
  • Perform risk assessment process, apply knowledge in completing all related forms.
  • Participate in preparation of financial report (statements, footnotes and any supplemental information).
  • Demonstrate an ability to take direction to ensure that assignment quality standards are achieved.
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in written form and develop writing skills for document findings.
  • Plan, organize and work efficiently to identify opportunities to improve engagement profitability.
  • Ensure job execution, documentation, consultation and completion in accordance with required policies and procedures.
  • Monitor one’s own engagement task budgets, be aware of out of scope work and proactively communicate potential issues to appropriate team member.
  • Actively participate in learning and development opportunities, formal learning (CPE) and training programs.


  • BA/BS Accounting degree from an accredited college/university required.
  • Minimum 2+ years of progressive nonprofit audit experience within public accounting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic auditing, accounting standards and proficiency in related computer applications, as acquired through coursework or other training.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to meet challenging client requirements, provide services and possess strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and research capabilities.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions and recommendations in client related matters pertaining to the audit.
  • Must be willing to travel locally to clients 25% of the time.


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