Apple & Associates, Inc.
60,000 - $62,000
The Audit and Assurance Services Senior Accountant serves as both the lead and support for a variety of firm clients, largely in our not-for-profit niche. In this position, you will delegate and instruct audit assignments, review completed work, including workpaper documentation and financial statement preparation, and make suggestions and recommendations for revision.
The candidate in this position will draw upon their understanding of accounting regulations and effectively guide clients and their bookkeeping staff to ensure compliance with accounting matters. The successful candidate will create time budgets on prior work and ensure subsequent work will be completed in a timely manner.
Performs diversified accounting and auditing assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager, and partner
Plans, schedules, and supervises client engagements; meets time constraints, client deadlines and engagement compliance deadlines
Communicates with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to client
Directs and instructs assigned staff for work to be performed and leads the engagement workpaper review
Prepares workpapers and performs various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or other comprehensive basis of accounting (OCBOA) to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters
Responsible for a broad range of accounting tasks; takes ownership of client work
Prepares audit reports and internal reporting documents as requested
Represents firm at intern recruiting fairs
Collaborates with staff to mentor seasonal interns
Develops a network of industry peers and business contacts, meets with prospective clients, and cultivates referral business
This position requires 70% local travel
Demonstrates competency of technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and firm standards. Will take ownership of projects and tasks.
Possesses depth of technical knowledge sufficient to supervise staff accountants and/or perform tasks and duties independently
Understands the process to develop quality client relationships and loyalty
Familiarity of GAAP, other comprehensive basis of accounting, unique or specialized accounting principles, and financial statement presentations
Self-directed and self-motivated work ethic that contributes to the client service team by producing quality work with quick turnaround and attentive service
Comfortable working with regional not-for-profit organizations, supporting volunteerism and serving the community
Works with an entrepreneurial approach to client service while building positive working relationships with client personnel
Comfortable preparing and presenting workshops, seminars and training sessions to both internal and external stakeholders
Experience and Technical Requirements
Three to four years of experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of accounting tasks and tax knowledge. Not-for-profit accounting experience desired.
Proficiency and experience using CCH Engagement, Creative Solutions Fixed Assets and QuickBooks is a plus.
Educational and Licensure Requirements
Current State of Ohio CPA license (or CPA-eligible)
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.