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Audit Senior

Company: Mcconnell & Jones Llp
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

* Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles; knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Government Auditing Standards (GAS Yellow Book) and Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Standards (GAGAS) a plus. * Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs. * Good oral and written communication skills. * Either holds a current and valid certified public accountants license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.

Essential Functions

* Perform diversified accounting, auditing, and consulting assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager/director, and partner. * Assist in planning and organizing audits; communicate with client management regarding timing of fieldwork and client assistance levels; and communicate effectively with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to client. * Draft reports and work papers for the managers to review. * Perform government, not-for-profit, employee benefit plan, and/or commercial/private sector audits. * Perform the broadest range of auditor tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers/directors or partners is kept to a minimum. * Assume responsibility for all aspects of audit fieldwork; meets time constraints and client deadlines. * Assure that the audit work papers contain corroborating evidence to support the objectives. * Study and evaluate clients internal controls. * Assign work to staff members on the basis of their knowledge and capabilities. * Prepare audit reports, including all relevant disclosures. * Support training of staff auditors and assist managers in development of staff to provide a high level of capability and competence. * Research increasingly complex accounting issues. * Assist with evaluating audit and accounting service procedures and recommend improvements. * Supervises multiple engagements simultaneously. * Prepares other reports, projects, and duties as may be assigned. * Looks for opportunities to provide additional services to clients. * Develops network of referral sources through active involvement in professional and civic organizations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

* Supervise staff in office and during fieldwork on audits, including directing and instructing assistants, where applicable, in performing work and reviewing work papers.

Required Education & Experience

* Bachelors degree or master degree in Accounting. * Minimum 5 years of experience with a minimum of 3 years of public accounting experience preferred. * Either holds a current and valid CPA license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the CPA exam. * Experienced in Government, Not-for-Profit, Commercial/Private Sector, and/or Employee Benefit Plan Audits. * Strong background in technical accounting of GAAP, GAAS, GASB Basic Financial Statements. * Knowledge of audit risk assessments.

Keywords: Mcconnell & Jones Llp, Houston , Audit Senior, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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