Senior Associate - Audit

Location: Chicago Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Direct Hire

Location: Northbrook area near Lake Cook Road

CPA firm hiring a Senior Associate - Audit that is motivated and looking for a small firm environment. Working directly with Audit manager and Partners in providing Audit services to a wide variety of clients in a challenging and rewarding work environment. The desire of the Partners is for excellent work, personal life balance.This position has developed as a result of continued growth.

This CPA firm emphasizes work life balance,teamwork and continuing education to develop staff potential and overall firm efficiency. Client base includes a variety of closely held small businesses ,non-profit organizations, high net worth individuals,trusts and estates.

As a key member of the audit team, the Senior Associate is responsible for:

  • Managing, understanding and assisting with planning multiple audit assignments in small businesses, not-for-profit and high net worth individuals,trusts and estates.
  • Developing an understanding of client's business, and becoming a "functional expert" in the area
  • Execute the day-to-day activities of audit engagements.
  • Manage client engagements from start to finish, including managing the budget, planning, executing, directing staff and completing financial statements and audits
  • Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with all levels of client staff to increase customer satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships
  • Preparing all necessary financial statement and related disclosures and reportable conditions letters, with an eye on quality, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Identify and communicate technical matters to both clients and upper management.
  • Recognizing and informing senior management of opportunities to increase level and types of services to clients
  • Pledge to provide exceptional service to every client by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs
  • Maintain and comply with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct
  • Assist with training and mentoring junior associates and interns on audit methodology
  • The position offers an opportunity to work with a diverse client base


  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in Accounting, Taxation or related field preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in public accounting or related field
  • 1+ year supervisory experience preferred
  • CPA candidates preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, research and audit project management skills, including proficiency in GAAP and GAAS rules, procedures and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Ability to multi-task, think independently and problem solve in a results driven team oriented environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong computer and technical skills including, Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, intranet and audit software
  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs

Salary range is $75-95K DOE - (Depending on Experience)

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