Accountant - Audit

Location
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Posted
Aug 18, 2021
Closes
Sep 17, 2021
Category
Accounting
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for learning processes and systems, assisting with planning and facilitating engagements and working as part of a team to carry out tasks under close supervision.   A person in this role will continue to learn, understand, and effectively use current accounting software applications when assisting with attest engagements.  This person is expected to grow and develop to a point that he/she can execute/demonstrate solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Learns the planning process and assists in planning and facilitating multiple assignments.
  • Assists with facilitating engagements to meet budget and client expectations.
  • Provides exceptional service to clients by providing individual attention, responsiveness, and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.
  • Builds and strengthens co-worker and client relationships through effective communication and an understanding of relevant audit and accounting standards and advises on concerns and relevant industry pronouncements.
  • Learns and develops a good understanding of client businesses.
  • Executes solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, ensures quality control standards are met, and applies technology implementation procedures.
  • Prepares work papers, reports, financial statement drafts and letters of recommendations in accordance to firm and professional standards.
  • Identifies and communicates audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities to senior accountants, supervisors/managers, or principals to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.
  • Demonstrates technical skills, general industry knowledge and becomes familiar with the firm’s services.
  • Maintains and complies with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct. 
  • Handles sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with client’s staff to increase customer satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships.
  • Learns the firm’s financial model and ensures profitable delivery of engagements.

Qualification Required:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or related field
  • 1-3 year of similar experience in a CPA firm.
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Is able to travel to local clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ProSystems Engagement software, CCH Knowledge Coach, and QuickBooks.
  • Customer-service oriented, demonstrated by the following attributes: proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable.
  • CPA exam passed or on track to complete.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly

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