Smith Arnold Partners
Prestigious Fairfield County Regional CPA firm is seeking a strong Senior Auditor. This Audit Senior will work on a variety of clients but there will be a concentration in not-for-profit businesses, so audit and assurance experience in NFP will be very relevant. Our client provides a flexible and enriching work environment with an upbeat, dynamic corporate culture.
Title: Senior Auditor
Salary: 60K to 80K
Location: Shelton, CT
The Audit Senior will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day “in-charge” duties of planning, fieldwork and “wrap-up” to include the preparing of financial statements with disclosures, applying most areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position is also responsible for acting as the client contact for basic questions and information and may be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements.
Applies knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures.
As Auditor in charge is responsible to the engagement manager for the day-to-day conduct of the audit work and in particular for ensuring that the field work is executed and completed as planned, in accordance with timetable, with Firm’s policies and procedures and to budget
Applies knowledge of transactional flow and key transactional cycles to complete audit work
Documents, validates and assesses effectiveness of internal control system
Determines and communicates improvements to client internal controls and accounting procedures
Supervise the work of audit staff and review workpapers and conclusions and explaining any shortcomings to them
Applies knowledge and understanding of governing principles; applying these principles to client transactions; and documenting and communicating an understanding and application of these principles.
Understand and effectively communicate financial statement disclosure requirements to clients
Identifies and applies new pronouncements to client situations
Identifies, analyzes and discusses alternative generally accepted accounting principles for the client, when necessary, with the Manager, Senior Manager and engagement partner
Identifies complex accounting issues and brings them to the attention of superiors for resolution
CPA or working towards
3 – 6 years of public accounting
NFP client exposure is a plus
Proven ability to communicate and foster client relationships
Ability to lead and develop staff
Possess proven solid verbal and written communication skills
People development and delegation skills
Able to prepare and/or review financial statements with disclosures in accordance with GAAP requirements.