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Audit Senior

Fairfax, VA

An audit senior leads or is the senior field personnel for specific audits, reviews and compilations for clients in various industries, including not-for-profit, construction, real estate and government contracting and employee benefit plan audits. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing relationships with engagement-related client personnel who are responsible for accounting matters
  • Maintaining contact with client personnel responsible for the engagement matters throughout the year; possessing a deep knowledge of the client and the client’s business
  • Identifying planning & consulting opportunities
  • Planning, directing and reviewing all phases of select engagements
  • Having the ability to establish workload priorities and work independently
  • Ensuring delivery of quality client service and maintaining profitable client relationships
  • Beginning to supervise and mentor team members and delegate work
  • Conducting research and perform other related tasks
  • Starting to analyze more complex accounting and/ or tax issues
  • Being cognizant of time budgets, but does not allow time budgets to sacrifice the quality of the audit procedures

Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of CPA firm experience and will:

  • Possess and continue to develop a knowledge of GAAP and GAAS related to specific engagements and industries and a general tax knowledge
  • Continue gaining an understanding for a range of accounting issues including those involving professional judgment such as: priority for income taxes, revenue recognition, subsequent events, contingencies and industry specific procedures
  • Be knowledgeable of business trends
  • Have the ability to review and provide feedback on work prepared by staff auditors in a professional manner
  • Possess the skill to establish a rapport and good communication with clientele
  • Be able to gather, organize and summarize information efficiently and effectively
  • Have the capacity to adhere to budgets and time deadlines
  • Be proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Motivate, develop and direct people as they work
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Have the ability to train, orient and mentor staff
  • Have their CPA license or actively pursuing

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