Senior Audit Associate

Employer
PKF O'Connor Davies
Location
Harrison, New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 04, 2021
Ref
1e3168d2c9d4
Job Role
Auditor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Senior Audit Associate will perform and direct the broadest range of accounting tasks and will assist the supervisor, manager and/or partner in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and interpretation of audit findings for clients within various commercial industries such as manufacturing and distribution, consumer products, technology, construction and more. The individual will work with the audit team at the client's premises performing audit procedures to the appropriate extent. These duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS & SEC rules, where applicable).
  • Apply technical skills, take the initiative to identify best practices and improvements, and consider applicability of best practices for other clients.
  • Research complex accounting topics and form a conclusion utilizing the Firm's research tools (Checkpoint, Accounting Research Manager, etc.).
  • Understand internal control deficiencies, work on training entry-level staff on internal control processes and develop comments for management letters.
  • Understand risk assessment process and apply knowledge in completing all related forms.
  • Prepare financial statements, footnote disclosures and all other client deliverables.
  • Understand cash flow effects of complex activities (non-cash, acquisitions, etc.).
  • Apply industry trends to analytics, formulate expectations and determine reasonableness.
  • Seek to understand the client's business as a whole, including competitors, trends and key customers 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 engagement 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 is capable of writing detailed document findings.
  • Manage engagement staff to meet deliverable deadlines; identifies roadblocks, and understands 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.

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university required.
  • 3+ years' of progressive audit experience in public accounting including in-charge auditing experience.
  • Commercial industry niche experience preferred.
  • CPA certification preferred or demonstrated progress towards obtaining CPA certification, including required 150-credit coursework.
  • Strong technical accounting and auditing skills with proficiency in US GAAP and GAAS.
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of time management, communication, interpersonal skills, relationship building, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Strong leadership, project management, organizational and analytical skills.
    Strong Microsoft Suite skills.
  • Must be able to work additional hours as needed to meet client deliverables.
  • Travel to various local client locations and other PKFOD office locations via personal vehicle may be required.