The Candidate’s primary scope of responsibility includes the review of financial statements and inspection of audit workpapers to ensure compliance with all relevant professional and regulatory standards and Firm policies, procedures and practices. The Candidate will need to interact with others across all levels of the Firm and on occasion with clients and must have the ability to manage multiple projects. The Candidate will report to the Director of Quality Control. This individual will be involved in the following responsibilities/functions and should possess the following qualifications:
Assist in development and maintenance of the Firm’s Accounting and Auditing professional practice policies and standards
Perform pre-issuance technical review of financial statements
Perform post-issuance review of attest work papers and communicate results to Quality Control department management and engagement personnel
Apply GAAP, GAAS, and GAGAS procedures consistently within complex situations and write technical consultation memoranda on GAAP, GAAS, and GAGAS issues
Develop firm templates to assist engagement teams in implementing new GAAP, GAAS, and GAGAS standards
Assist in monitoring compliance with the Firm’s quality control system
Assist with the implementation of new accounting and audit standards
Serve as a technical resource to partners, managers and staff
Proactively participate in engagement team planning and team discussion meetings when deemed appropriate by Quality Assurance department leadership
Identify areas that need or could benefit from improvement and develop practice aids, tools and methodology to affect change
Maintain technical skills by studying trends and developments in quality management, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations
Assist in developing firm continuing professional education program materials and lead training sessions.
Mentor staff in areas requiring quality related improvement and otherwise contribute to their professional development.
Present internally and/or externally at continuing professional development seminars (live and/or webcast)
Participate in firm triennial peer and other regulatory inspections that may arise
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Accounting
10+ years of Public Accounting experience, 1-2 years in the Quality Control function strongly preferred
Extensive knowledge/experience of the following: U.S. GAAP, GAAS, GAGAS, and Single Audit and Uniform Guidance and not-for-profit industry
Employee benefit plan industry experience (ERISA)
Ability to work in a paperless environment
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong work ethic
Proficiency in presenting to large groups
Excellent communication and computer skills, including strong knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
Knowledge of Prosystems fx Engagement and/or Advanceflow
Ability to work collegiality with client service teams
Creative and thoughtful problem solving skills
Researching complex accounting and auditing issues in Checkpoint
Yellow Book, Single Audit, Not-for-Profit, and employee benefit plans
Working with CCH Engagement and/or Advanceflow and PPC
Database management and workflow software tools
Working in a paperless environment
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based upon experience
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