Summary

The Senior Auditor provides accounting, auditing, and/or consulting services to clients within established firm and accounting guidelines. Participates in the audit of financial transactions and performing audit research. Prepares major portions of audit engagements. Helps less experienced staff in completion of basic accounting, auditing, and/or consulting tasks. Supervises, mentors, and helps train other staff when assigned. May be Responsible Party of small engagements.

Core Competencies and Corresponding Behaviors

Accuracy

  • Ensures that work is error free
  • Maintain accurate records and descriptions of work performed for billable and non-billable time

Communication

  • Speaks confidently to clients
  • Writes concisely and persuasively
  • Coaches others on how to address conflict or difficult client situations

Customer Focus

  • Serves as principal contact for selected medium and large engagements
  • Ensures client service agreements are executed
  • Elicits client feedback and shares with staff
  • Works with department members to ensure that client expectations are being set and managed properly

Integrity

  • Follows regulations and professional ethics of the AICPA and the State Board and applicable specialty organizations
  • Acts and encourages others to act in accordance with the firm’s vision and values
  • Identifies any unusual activity by clients or peers and handles as appropriate

Results Oriented

  • Effectively works through roadblocks and barriers to get results

Technical Skills

  • Resolves technical issues and problems
  • Ensures that significant transactions and account balances are properly identified, researched, and resolved
  • Prepares or reviews financial statements, notes, schedules, and management letters
  • Drafts complete management and other summary financial reports for review by Principal/Partner
  • Prepare complex S Corp, C Corp, Partnership and 990 tax returns
  • Supervise teams and delegate work on all engagements
  • Interact with Quality Control Department to ensure compliance with Auditing standards and pronouncements
  • Knowledge of risk-based auditing
  • Monitor and on occasion, prepare, budgets for engagements

Teamwork

  • Assists team members in defining their individual roles and holds them accountable to those roles
  • Recognizes accomplishments of team members

Core Competencies and Corresponding Behaviors

Critical Thinking

  • Understands the principles of strategic planning
  • Identifies key business issues, analyzing the effects of actions and consequences
  • Consistently makes the appropriate decisions based on a review of all the facts
  • Identifies the impact of decisions on other issues and team members

Learning Agility

  • Willingly incorporates new processes, procedures, or technology into daily routine
  • Quickly grasps new concepts and ideas
  • Pursues learning opportunities outside one’s own comfort zone

Time Management

  • Respects and is sensitive to the time of others when scheduling projects or leading meetings
  • Effectively balances client and firm management responsibilities

Working Conditions

The Senior Auditor works a standard day shift in an office environment. Role may require travel or alternate work schedule based on client needs.

Education

  • Four year degree in Business Administration (or similar field) with a major in accounting required

Experience

  • 2-3 years previous experience as a semi-senior accountant (or equivalent) is required
  • CPA certificate is not required; however, this individual is expected to progress professionally towards obtaining a CPA certificate