Senior - Audit and Assurance
Job Details
Experienced
Atlanta/Riverwood 200 - Atlanta, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Accounting
Description

Job purpose

Working as part of a team and utilizing resources to add value to clients, a senior is responsible for the direction and leadership of audit field work, assignment of detailed work to staff and review of work papers.

Duties and responsibilities

Commitment to Client Service

  • Develops effective working relationships with clients and firm associates
  • Works effectively in teams to provide quality service to clients
  • Gains a comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes and business objectives, and utilizes that knowledge throughout engagements
  • Communicates (both verbally and electronically) effectively to clients and firm associates

Technical Skills

  • Analyzes accounting records, financial statements or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to financial reporting and procedural standards
  • Performs key risk audit procedures that require appropriate understanding of account balances and related technical guidance
  • Becomes proficient at preparing financial statements, including related disclosures, while utilizing firm resources
  • Plans and performs audits in accordance with BT audit methodology using effective delegation to maximize engagement efficiency
  • Recognizes potential audit issues from basic analysis of financial statements and performance of audit procedures and effectively communicates them to the team
  • Researches technical areas and presents own conclusions prior to discussing with managers/partners

Leading People

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships across the firm
  • Supports interns and staff in professional development and by being available throughout engagements
  • Effectively manages staff while in the field
  • Contributes and supports new ideas on internal processes and client engagements
  • Provides suggestions for work papers in a timely manner and coaches associates through thought provoking and directional review notes
  • Works with members of the engagement team and management to identify and resolve any client issues discovered during engagements
  • Practices timely and effective communication to management and engagement team regarding performance, including any related obstacles

Business Results

  • Gives and receives feedback to minimize repeated errors and apply new concepts
  • Plans and performs operational and financial audits to ensure that financial statements are fairly presented in accordance with GAAP
  • Participates actively in training and developmental opportunities, both as an attendee and as a facilitator
  • Takes ownership of assignments to ensure timely completion and professional development

Executive Presence

  • Participates in Firm events year round including but not limited to recruiting, associate meetings, BT Foundation volunteer events, firm outings, etc.
  • Commits to outside reading, studying and professional growth
  • Demonstrates integrity, objectivity and a high standard of ethics
  • Actively studying and preparing for the CPA certification
Qualifications

Qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree required, Master’s preferred
  • 2+ years of audit experience is required
  • Advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements is required
  • Demonstrates appropriate understanding of financial reporting including Firm, FASB, GASB, AICPA accounting and auditing standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Proven time management, organizational and prioritization skills

Bennett Thrasher is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex; pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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