The Staff Auditor is given a wide variety of diversified accounting and tax assignments under the general supervision of professionals. An entry-level position, performance is judged based on the quality of work, application of accounting and tax knowledge, and ability to meet time constraints.
- Effectively communicate with clients to receive information necessary to complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to client.
- Attend and participate in professional education, including in-house, industry group meetings and professionally sponsored training sessions.
- Uses the firm’s software programs to automate the process from trial balance, financial statements, and the tax return.
- General understanding of client’s financial statements and ability to audit client workpapers.
- Performs other accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting duties as needed and as assigned by supervisory personnel.
- May be required to perform all phases of an engagement, including report writing and tax return preparation.
- Reads industry-specific updates and journals to stay current with applicable rules, laws and regulations.
- Ability to work hours necessary to meet deadlines for work assigned.
- Occasional same day or overnight travel for work at client’s offices, meetings and seminars.
- In-office work during training, due to the interaction necessary between audit team and trainer/manager. Amount of time required will vary based on the individual’s experience and abilities.
- Individuals at this level normally have at least a Bachelor’s Degree with major in Accounting, or other related business field, or equivalent accounting experience.
- Zero to two years’ experience in external audit.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.