CPA Firm Audit (Assurance) Seniors, Managers, Senior Managers and Partners
Affinity Executive Search - Los Angeles, CA

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Exceptional career opportunities for public accounting audit professionals to join a top ranked regional firm. This practice is a great alternative to the rigors, politics, and excessive overtime inherent with the Big-4 and national firms. They offer an entrepreneurial, consulting oriented environment with a variety of both SEC and closely held clients in diverse industries. The firm has won industry awards for employee satisfaction and they offer a very reasonable work / life balance. Managers receive large year end and practice development bonuses. Staff and Seniors receive overtime paid at time and one half. Audit Manager, Senior Manager, and Partner level career opportunities are available in West Los Angeles. Audit Senior positions are available throughout California, in San Jose, Woodland Hills, West Los Angeles, and Irvine. Prefer local candidates out of Big-4, national, or large local CPA firms. Possible sign-on bonus to assist out of town candidates with their relocation costs.

Senior Accountants perform most work assigned with a minimum of assistance. They often lead one or more staff and semi-senior accountants, instruct them in work to be performed, review the work done, and direct necessary revisions. Seniors are required to make decisions on all but the most unusual accounting and auditing matters.

Essential Functions:
Performs diversified accounting and auditing assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager or partner.
Demonstrates competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and Firm standards.
Meets time constraints and client deadlines.
Builds client relationships and maintains smooth working relationship.
Works effectively within given budgetary parameters; assist staff in prioritizing and managing their workload. Approaches projects with a sense of urgency and is completion orientated.
Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.
Directs and instructs assistants, where applicable, in work to be performed and working paper review.
Determines the extent of test-checking required in an audit and selects the transactions to be tested.
Prepares and indexes working papers; performs various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters.
Prepares routine correspondence to client for approval and signature of a Partner; writes comments for management letters.
Drafts reports including footnotes.
Performs the broadest range of accountant tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers, or Partners is kept to a minimum.

Nonessential Functions:
Punctually enters time and expenses to support efficient billing processes.
Reviews and monitors staff time.
Prepares other reports, projects and duties as may be assigned.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs.
Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and personal income taxes.
Ability to organize work and projects, prioritize and meet deadlines, and ability to complete work in an efficient and accurate manner.
Ability to reason and multi-task.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises one or more staff and semi-senior accounts on assigned engagements and instructs them in work to be performed
Reviews work done and directs necessary revisions.

Working Conditions:
Frequent same day travel for work at clients’ offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.
Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Heavy overtime work required from January 1 to April 15, may be in excess of 55 hours per week.
Minimal Hazards. General office working conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:
At least three (3) years experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks and tax knowledge.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or Master’s degree in accounting.
Minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing professional education is required each year.
Either hold a current and valid CPA’s license, or be working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.
If licensed, should be a member in good standing with the AICPA.

Success Factors:
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English.
Proactively seeks knowledge, new task and responsibilities.
Cooperative and responsive to training, supervision and constructive feedback.
Maintains appropriate compliance with all Firm wide and local policies and procedures.

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