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Audit Staff - Work & Life Balance!

Job Details

Houston office - Houston, TX
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$60,000.00 - $62,000.00
Up to 25%

At McConnell Jones, we aim to be a catalyst for positive growth fostering an environment where unique perspectives come together to enhance client solutions. As the 2nd largest African American owned CPA firm, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work, the tenure of our clients, and our own diversity—nearly two-thirds of our people are from an ethnically diverse background. The diversity of our people empowers the diversity of our client solutions, as captured by the firm’s tagline, Diverse Thinking | Unique Perspectives.


Our Mission: To foster an environment where unique perspectives come together to enhance client solutions.

Our Vision: To be a catalyst for positive growth through the power of diverse thinking.

Our Values: Creativity, Inclusion, Transparency, Accountability


Hybrid work environment with remote and in-office 2 days/week. Can be based in Houston, Austin or Dallas, TX.


Job Summary

The Audit Staff has a bachelor’s degree and is pursuing CPA track.  This role performs audit duties in one or more of the following sectors: Employee Benefit Plans, State and Local Government, Not for Profit, Commercial or Federal.

You will have knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and/or Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).


Essential Functions

  • Participates in the engagement planning process.
  • Performs detailed audit procedures on financial statement account balances, prepares and adjusts work papers from clients’ trial balance.
  • Identifies potential management letter comments.
  • Researches accounting issues.
  • Recognizes potential problem areas in specific engagements and discusses them with engagement supervisor.
  • Performs other accounting, auditing, and consulting duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • As part of our compliance program, all team members are required to follow industry leading data and system security practices.

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and pursuing CPA track with eligible accounting credits.
  • Must be eligible to sit for CPA exam.
  • Audit Staff working on Federal Audits for our DC office must be eligible to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.


Preferred Education & Experience

3.3 or higher GPA in major preferred; advanced degree preferred. 


Company Benefits

  • Generous PTO.
  • 11 paid company holidays with 3 floating.
  • Medical plan with HSA employer contribution, Dental, Vision available 1st of the month after start date.
  • Company paid Long Term Disability.
  • Company paid Life Insurance.
  • 401k with company match up to 4% and 100% vested from day one.
  • Certification Reimbursement program.
  • CPA exam review benefit with Becker CPA.
  • Employee Referral bonus opportunities from $1,000 to $5,000 per hired referral.



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

McConnell & Jones is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. McConnell & Jones policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment-qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and other protected veterans.