We currently have a need for an Audit Senior with 4 to 6 years of recent audit experience working for a public accounting firm in external auditing.
Audit Senior Responsibilities of Position:
Manages complex engagements, sometimes running two or more larger engagements simultaneously.
Coordinates various phases of engagements- plans engagements, budgets time and expenses, monitors actual performance against budgets, reviews working papers for accuracy and completeness, and reviews financial statements for suitability of presentation and adequacy of disclosures.
Resolves accounting and auditing problems as they arise and discusses with Manager and Partner before final decision is made and communicated to client.
Provides supervision and on-the-job training to staff assigned to engagement.
Reviews and evaluates clients' internal controls and makes recommendations. Informs Manager and Partner of any internal control issues noted.
Supports training of staff members, offers guidance and direction, gives constructive criticism of working papers.
Ensures that working papers, financial statements, and other documents are prepared in accordance with generally accepted professional and firm standards.
Communicates effectively all aspects of work performed to clients, Staff, Managers, and Partners (this includes both verbal and written communication).
Communicates engagement's progress, problems, resolutions, financial information, and other business concerns to the client, Manager, and Partner.
Reviews with Managers or Partners significant findings that raise questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation.
Prepares or reviews financial statements, notes, schedules, and management letters for later discussion between Manager or Partner and the client.
Works directly with client to meet their needs, while communicating status of all client’s engagements to Managers and Partners.
Assumes some responsibility for administrative functions including staff evaluations, budget preparation, staff training, and contributing to the firm's policies and communicating these policies to staff.
Participating in the firm's practice development efforts, which consists of expanding services to clients, including projections and analysis.
Audit Senior Required Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Master’s degree in Accounting.
Four to six years of experience in external auditing within a public accounting firm.
Holds a current and valid Certified Public Accountants (CPA) license.
Should be a member in good standing with the AICPA and applicable state society.
Continuing professional education as established by the AICPA and applicable state society.
Meets time constraints and client deadlines.
Someone who can take on increasing responsibility and wants to advance their career.
Have working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, and Outlook). Experience with ProSystemfx Engagement preferred, but not required.
Ability to meet client service requirements and deadlines.
Possess strong interpersonal, analytical, and research abilities.
Audit Senior Benefits:
Summer Hours Schedule:Reduced workweek to 36 hours max per week, which can be compressed into 4 days, allowing for 1 day off each week; from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Great culture driven by firm's value of quality of life, exemplary character, and superior quality of service.
Individual attention to growth and career development for our employees informally and through mentor program.
Great benefits, attractive compensation/rewards, and fun team-building and employee events.
Hands-on training on specific jobs as well as formal training provided by accredited institutions.
Opportunity to participate in consulting and special project engagements of the type often only found in much larger firms.
Frequent same day travel for work at clients’ offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
Out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars; approximately 10% overnight travel per year.
Overtime work required throughout the year. Heavier overtime required from January through April 15, including 2-3 evenings per week and Saturdays (generally 55-60 hours per week during busy season).
About Louis Plung & Company
Louis Plung & Company, LLP
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Louis Plung & Company is among the Top 12 largest certified public accounting firms in the region. We offer a scope of services comparable to national accounting firms, balanced with a well-respected reputation for personalized service, expert analysis, and adhering to the highest professional standards.
Many of our clients, including family-owned businesses and closely-held partnerships, have been with us for generations. We are proud of our long-term relationships and what they say about the benefit we provide to our clients.