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Audit Associate

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ORBA - Chicago, IL


ORBA is a certified public accounting and financial advisory firm where individuals and stakeholders of small to mid-sized organizations go to build meaningful, one-on-one relationships with an experienced, resourceful, proactive business partner. What separates ORBA are the connections our clients develop in a one-on-one relationship with a proactive partner supported by the resources, people and expertise available within the firm. With exceptional employee retention rates and being honored as one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces (Chicago Tribune, 2021) and Top Workplaces USA (2022) by our very own staff, it’s a fact that ORBA is a great place to work.


ORBA is seeking full-time, entry level staff accountants who would be involved with audit and accounting services, as well as tax planning, tax return preparation and business consulting. Training is predominantly on-the-job with close supervision, constant feedback and some classroom-type instruction. The individual will be working closely with all partners and staff, and will have direct contact with clients of various industries.

What we offer:

  • Flexible hours and convenient downtown Chicago location
  • Dress for your day attire (jeans in the office and appropriate attire at clients)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Mentoring and Leadership Development Programs
  • Fun firm sponsored social events
  • Generous paid time off and holiday time
  • 15% referral fee for bringing in new clients
  • Competitive compensation package and a broad range of insurance programs
  • Salary is market based with overtime and merit increases
  • Tremendous growth opportunities in a diverse and less structured working environment

What you will do:

  • Perform audit procedures and compliance testing;
  • Prepare workpapers and reconciliations on review and compilation engagements;
  • Prepare accounting records, gathering, organize and analyze data and preparing income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, not-for-profit organizations and retirement plans;
  • Prepare payroll tax and sales tax returns
  • Assist in special consulting projects, such as valuations, litigation support, computer systems, forecasts and projections, estate and financial planning, and general business consulting


What we are looking for:

  • Candidates who are aspiring CPA's with a degree in accounting/general business background
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented and great analytical skills