PKF O'Connor Davies

Senior Audit Associate - Government

Job Locations US-Hauppauge
# of Openings
1
Category
Audit

Overview

Qualified candidate will be responsible for performing and directing a broad range of accounting tasks and will assist the engagement manager and/or partner in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and reporting of audit findings for Government clients. The individual will work with audit staff remotely, on the client’s premises, or at a designated PKFOD office, managing the engagement and performing all appropriate audit procedures. Essential duties and qualifications may include (but are not limited to):

Essential Duties

  • Oversee the efforts of multiple Government client engagements and demonstrate the ability to run engagements within allotted time budgets.
  • Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS & SEC rules, where applicable).
  • Apply technical skills, identify best practices and improvements, and consider applicability of best practices for audit engagements.
  • Research complex accounting topics utilizing the Firm’s research tools (Engagement, Accounting Research Manager, PPC, ETools, etc.).
  • Understand internal control deficiencies, train entry-level staff on internal control processes and develop comments for management letters.
  • Understand application of risk assessment process as it relates to the performance of audit procedures.
  • Prepare financial reports (statements, footnotes and any supplemental information) and other client deliverables.
  • Understand cash flow effects of complex activities (non-cash, acquisitions, etc.).
  • Apply industry trends to analytics, formulate expectations and determine reasonableness of variances.
  • Seek to understand the client’s business as a whole, including competitors and trends, 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 procedures, 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 be capable of writing detailed audit 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 programs.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university required.
  • 3+ years’ of progressive audit experience in public accounting required.
  • Government industry (e.g., municipalities, towns, schools, counties, etc) niche experience preferred.
  • CPA certification or demonstrated progress towards obtaining CPA certification, including required 150-credit coursework.
  • Applied knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Principles (GAAP) for governments, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • General knowledge of the requirements of the Uniform Grant Guidance for federal compliance audits.
  • Proficient with computer software packages and platforms including Microsoft Office Suite, ProSystems and CCH.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work additional hours, during busy season, as needed to meet client deliverables.
  • Local travel to clients may be required

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