Our client is seeking Associates to join our Assurance team. The ideal candidate will posses certain essential qualities including strong client service skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work comfortably with all levels throughout the company. Responsibilities of the Assurance Associate will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Becomes familiar with the firm’s policies and procedures.
Effectively communicates with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to client.
Understands the rules, regulations, and Code of Professional Conduct of the AICPA
Attends and participates in professional education including in-house industry group meetings and participates in professionally sponsored training sessions.
Progresses professionally by working toward passing the CPA exam as soon as possible.
Uses the firm’s software programs to automate the process from trial balance, financial statement, and the tax return. This may include using technology to link client’s software with the firm’s.
Reconciles client records to trial balance, which may include analytical procedures, and performs schedule computations of prepaids, accruals, property, and equipment, and calculates depreciation expense.
Performs other accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel.
May be required to perform all phases of an engagement, including report writing and tax return preparation.
Expected to read industry-specific journals.
May train other staff accountants.
Involved in industry-specific group meetings.
As assigned to Financial Statement Engagements:
Becomes familiar with pronouncements of the FASB, AICPA, and when assigned to governmental engagements, the GAO and GASB.
Becomes proficient at preparing financial statements using the firm’s software programs.
Expected to provide ideas to improve client’s systems and operation during the engagement.
Involved in the engagement planning process.
A hybrid candidate in the Atlanta or Chattanooga area is preferred, but will consider remote.