Senior Audit Accountant for Busy Irvine Accounting Firm

Irvine, CA | Direct Hire

Job ID: MM-MP-SrAudSLI01 Category: Professional Services Pay Rate: $60-70k/yr DOE

We’re interviewing Senior Accountants for our client, a service provider for accounting and management consulting in a wide array of industries, which include construction, media and entertainment, real estate, and technology. Known for unparalleled services such as business valuations, litigation support, tax preparation and risk assessment.

About the Position:

  • Responsible for all phases of an audit, compilation, or review engagement
  • Manage client accounts (communicates progress of engagements and issues)
  • Liaise between partners and clients
  • Plan, schedule and staff engagements
  • Review and approve staff assignments
  • Prepare engagement letters
  • Evaluate internal controls and work programs
  • Adheres to engagement time budgets
  • Supervise staff (review and approve documents prepared) and provide on-the-job training
  • Analyze and recommend solutions to potential issues
  • Review financial statements, reviews and other deliverables for professional and firm compliance
  • Assist with performance evaluations of team members
  • Prepare client invoices and assist in collections as needed
  • Assist with recruiting, developing training aids and instruction in professional development programs
  • Develop, coach and train senior, semi-seniors and staff accountants
  • Assist with performance reviews and evaluations
  • Plan and attend client meetings, sometimes on site
  • Oversee work of assistants
  • Audit files to verify accuracy of client’s financial statements
  • Develop an auditing process
  • Prepare and index working papers
  • Prepare complicated tax returns
  • Prepare dissolution and liquidation returns
  • Suggest tax planning ideas management team and partner
  • Draft client correspondence for approval by Partner
  • Review and suggest corrections to management letters
  • Drafts reports with footnotes
  • Manage projects from start to completion
  • Prepare ad hoc reports, projects and duties
  • Enter time and expenses daily
  • Develop referral sources including community outreach and local organizations
  • Build knowledge and practice services
  • Attend meetings, seminars and client visits
  • Complete 40+ hours of continuing education each year

Travel and Work Commitment:

  • Frequent same day travel
  • Occasional out-of-town travel
  • Occasional overtime required (seasonal)

About The Candidate:

  • BA degree (or higher) in accounting (MUST)
  • 3+ years’ experience in public accounting showing progression in complexity (MUST)
  • 2+ years’ experience in auditing and accounting tasks and tax knowledge (MUST)
  • Well rounded knowledge of accounting practices and principles (MUST)
  • Advanced computer skills and accounting/audit/tax software (MUST)
  • CPA license (current and valid) or working toward obtaining (PLUS)
  • Member in good standing with the AICPA if licensed (MUST)
  • Personality and skills: motivated and enthusiastic, detail oriented, strong verbal and written communication, follow instructions well, time management, multi-task, highly organizes, meticulous, clear communicator, proactive

Equal Opportunity Employer considering qualified candidates in accordance with state and federal laws, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


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