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Audit Staff Associate

Job Details

Atlanta/Riverwood 200 - Atlanta, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree


Job purpose

Working as part of a team and utilizing resources to add value to clients, a staff helps to perform the detailed work of an audit by assisting with all stages of the engagement.

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 (including key risk areas), and utilizes that knowledge throughout engagements
  • Communicates professionally (both verbally and electronically) with clients under the supervision of second year staff and seniors

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrates knowledge of accounting and auditing standards/theory
  • Develops an understanding of BT’s Audit Approach and its applicability to assigned sections (including completion of audit programs as directed by supervisors)
  • Clearly and adequately documents working papers
  • Reviews data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income and expenditures in completing assigned sections
  • Develops and performs effective analytical procedures on account balances and relates such outcomes to other assigned areas, where applicable
  • Demonstrates effective use of current technology and software, including researching technical issues utilizing Accounting Research Manager

Leading People

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships across the firm
  • Supports interns in professional development
  • Contributes and supports new ideas on internal processes and client engagements
  • Works with members of the engagement team to identify and resolve any client issues discovered during engagements
  • Supports firm efforts including recruiting, BT Foundation and other initiatives

Business Results

  • Maintains open communication with engagement management regarding the progress of completion on projects
  • Executes 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 utilizing firm audit approach
  • Participates actively in training and developmental opportunities
  • Takes ownership of assigned areas even after rolling onto other engagements.
  • Manages time effectively by completing projects within communicated budget/deadlines
  • Enters time daily

Executive Presence

  • Participates in Firm events
  • 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 include:

  • Undergraduate degree required, Master’s preferred (150 hour requirement threshold should be satisfied or a specific plan in place)
  • Basic knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Time management and organizational 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.