Job Description

Our client has an immediate need for an Audit Senior Associate in their metro Atlanta office.

Audit Senior Associate

Specific Duties

  • Understand the purpose of accounting and general ledger recordation procedures.
  • Perform accounting procedures and/or tax applications in accordance with firm standards and in an accurate, thorough and timely manner, including proposing journal entries to clients general ledgers.
  • Understand clients’ accounting systems.
  • Stay current on accounting and tax theory. Apply this knowledge to engagements.
  • Understand and apply concepts of materiality and audit risk.
  • Prepare work papers that are informative, indexed, cross-referenced and can easily be understood and explained.
  • Formulate audit approach and tailor appropriate audit programs.
  • Project/Task Management
  • Accept responsibility for, and complete tasks assigned by management in a timely fashion.
  • Make effective use of firm resources to complete a project and communicate and coordinate with firm schedules.
  • Manage multiple client projects at any given time.
  • Alert managers and partners responsible for engagements in a timely fashion of any issues, constraints, challenges, and/or scheduling conflicts that may arise in completing the assigned task(s).
  • Serve as the Engagement Lead on specific client accounts, taking responsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverable.
  • Develop a detailed engagement work plan, illustrating budgets and schedules. Monitor project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to managers and/or partners.
  • Manage audits (to include resource allocation and budgeting, billing, and collection), schedule staff, deliver work product(s) on time and within scope, and communicate engagement status to management.
  • Develop a professional relationship with the client. Gain the respect and confidence of the client by consistently demonstrating supreme customer service, quality work products, and professional integrity.
  • Serve as the prime point-of-contact to the client. Ensure that the client is fully informed of engagement progress, logistics, and delivery dates.
  • Gain the respect and confidence of the team through effective client management, timely and accurate communication, and clear and concise team direction.
  • Assist with preparing timely and accurate bills for professional services rendered.
  • Prepare, organize and maintain engagement work papers and files.
  • Communicate periodically with client following the completion of the engagement to ensure customer satisfaction.
Required Skills
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Masters preferred. 150 semester hours of education and a CPA or eligibility to sit is required.
  • 3-5 years progressive public accounting experience with in-charge auditing and commercial real estate familiarity preferred
  • Ability to supervise staff and lead projects
  • Exceptional communication and client service skills
  • Demonstrated writing skills a must; proposal development experience desired
  • Solid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Experience with accounting software Caseware is a plus
  • Proven technical skills with MS Office to include Excel, Word, Outlook

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Atlanta GA
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