Associate
Clifton Gunderson - Minnesota

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Accounting Responsibilities

 Perform a moderate range of accounting procedures in accordance with the size and complexity of the engagement under the supervision of the in-charge to include recording transactions, classifying postings, footing columns and testing extensions to verify accuracy.

 May also include assisting in the preparation of financial statements, preparing statistical/account analyses, and assisting with interim examinations.

 Prepare individual, corporate, partnership, and other types of returns, and perform limited tax research, with guidance.

2. Development Responsibilities

 Use the staff position as a training and orientation period to learn the firm's systems and procedures and to acquire practical accounting, and tax experience.

 Establish a Continuing Professional Education program to include participation in training sessions, and reading and self-study programs, in preparation for a supervisory role.

3. Supervisory Responsibilities

 With demonstrated experience and proficiency, assume responsibility for increasingly complex accounting and tax assignments and beginning supervisory responsibilities, under limited supervision, progressing toward the duties of a senior accountant.

 May act as an in-charge, under the guidance of a superior, to handle total field work responsibility on smaller engagements, or on portions of larger engagements, to plan, budget, monitor time deadlines, and work with and possibly supervise client personnel and/or an Assistant on work-paper preparation, review, and wrap-up.

4. Administrative Responsibilities

 Become familiar with the application of the firm's forms, files, policies, and procedures.

 Copy, file, and prepare client information as necessary.

 Communicate schedule conflicts to Work Unit Leader; monitor time and materiality to ensure proper completion of tasks.

 Prepare accurate and detailed work papers and reports. 5. Interpersonal Contacts

 Periodically oversee interns and staff accountants to provide work direction and review work assignments.

 Frequently interface with client personnel to review and apply accounting and tax principles.

 Continually interact with peers and supervisors to gather and prepare information.

 Frequently contacts agencies and organizations by phone or letter to gather information.

Required Education and/or Experience:
 4-year college degree in Accounting or related field with eligibility to sit for CPA required.

 Previous accounting internship preferred.

 150 hr requirement completed to sit for CPA exam.

 Basic PC/SS experience. Required Skills and Knowledge:
 Knowledge of the basic accounting concepts involved in auditing and tax return preparation.

 Analytical, yet creative thinking which will enable effective decision making to take place.

 Strong goal orientation/self-motivation.

 Ability to handle pressure in a positive professional manner.

 Excellent interpersonal skills.

 Client service orientation.

 Solid written communication skills.

Additional Requirements:
 Ability to travel to client sites.

CliftonLarsonAllen is committed to being nationally recognized as a great place to work and build a career. Our compensation and benefit offerings—in addition to professional learning and development programs—are aligned with this commitment. We want you to have an exceptional career, with challenging projects, continuous improvement, and leadership opportunities.

CliftonLarsonAllen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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