Senior Accountant – Audit & Accounting
Provide accounting and auditing services to client organizations by working on progressively more complex client engagements with a minimum of assistance. Assists in training of staff accountants; supervises staff accountants and reviews their work. The Senior Accountant has increasing involvement and communication with client personnel. Independently solves routine technical problems.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs diversified accounting and auditing assignments under the direction of a supervisor, manager or partner, at all times working to meet time constraints and client deadlines.
Provides a variety of services based on client needs:
Agreed upon procedures
Forecasts and projections
Internal control studies
Personal financial statements
Specialized account and audit research
Budgets, forecasts and projections
Directs and instructs staff accountants where applicable, in work to be performed.
Prepares routine correspondence to client for approval and signature by a partner.
Acts as a liaison between client and XXXXX team members to provide job status, issues, and potential problems in order to come to suggested solutions and complete the engagement in accordance with the client’s expectations and XXXXX commitment.
Participates in Firm’s business development efforts, including:
Providing outstanding and timely service to clients
Identifying and making partners aware of potential expanded services we can provide to clients;
Beginning to develop a referral network among professional peers (bankers, lawyers, insurance and investment brokers, etc.)
Getting involved with professional and civic activities
Accompanying partners and managers on business development calls
Participating in business development training
Begins acquiring the skills necessary to develop quality client relationships and loyalty.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
Plans, organizes, and controls assignments.
Considers all factors of a problem and suggests possible solutions.
Has the ability to prioritize responsibilities.
Shows high degree of professionalism towards team members and clients.
Reliable – accepts responsibility, meets commitments without excessive follow-up; consistently accurate in presenting information.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
Competency in technical skills, work quality and application of professional and Firm standards and ethics.
Proficiency with computers, spreadsheet software programs, calculator and other general office equipment.
Increased development of a command of GAAP, or industry specific, unique or specialized accounting principles, and financial statement presentations; thorough understanding of GAAS and common audit procedures and techniques.
Bachelors’ degree in accounting, or with sufficient course work to sit for the CPA exam; proficiency in the use of computers and computer accounting, financial and tax software programs.
Minimum of 2-3 years of comparable work experience.
Either hold a current and valid CPA license, or be in the process of obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam; consulting staff are not expected to obtain a CPA license.