Audit Senior Associate – Financial Institutions
Grant Thornton - New York, NY

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Description

Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations that share our values and drive. Our global values of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility guide our behaviors and fuel our ambition…to be the firm that makes a difference, every day.

We work with clients to improve their overall financial reporting processes. Ultimately, we see our audit as more than just numbers and compliance. Our goal is to help our clients better understand their business. We consider it our job to keep our clients informed all year long of accounting, financial and regulatory developments that may impact their business.

AUDIT SENIOR ASSOCIATE - FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

POSITION SUMMARY:
Would you like to join a team of trusted business advisors passionate about providing their clients with superior audits and exceptional service? Grant Thornton’s core business is auditing financial statements and we understand that to deliver a truly quality audit, the underlying activities and operations that give rise to the accounting entries, need to be reviewed and understood. In short, we strive for a keen understanding of the client’s business, in order to provide insightful and sound operational advice, recommend process improvement strategies, and offer suggestions to manage risk. Our professionals are thought leaders, providing personalized attention and quality service to our clients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing financial audits and managing to budget.

Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on audit engagements.

Research and analyze financial statements and audit and tax related issues utilizing electronic databases, and employ audit software to review and compile financial information to resolve client issues discovered during the audit.

Develop and maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services.

Develop and communicate recommendations for business and process improvements.

Actively participate in planning meetings, closing meetings, and audit committee meetings as a key member of the audit team.

Assist audit partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls.

Supervise, train, and mentor audit associates and interns on audit process and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews.

Participate in on-going recruiting efforts as needed.

Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting- 150 semester hours of education required.

Two to four years of progressive public accounting audit experience in a medium to large public accounting firm with in-charge auditing experience.

Big 4 audit experience preferred.

CPA preferred, or a desire to obtain CPA license required.

Financial Institutions (banking) audit experience required.

Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including proficiency in US GAAP, GAAS, and PCAOB rules and standards.

Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.

Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites.

Experience with Financial Institutions industry, including banking and regulated investment companies.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Travel Percentage: Could go up to 40%

BENEFITS:
Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visit

http://www.gt.com/

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The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

Primary Location

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US-New York-New York

Work Locations

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New York - Downtown(644)

60 Broad Street

New York

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