The Audit Associate should be able to perform a broad range of accounting tasks with direct supervision on an in-charge accountant/Manager. This individual will assist the Senior or in-charge in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and interpretation of audit findings for clients within government, not-for-profit, HUD, commercial, financial services, or other industries.
Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards, and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS, & SEC rules, 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.
Bachelors and/or Masters Accounting degree from an accredited college or university.
Must have 150 credit requirement to become CPA certified.
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 80%+ of the time and have access to a car/public transportation.