Atchley & Associates

Audit Staff

1 month agoAustin, TX

WHY WE NEED YOU: Our Audit Department continues to grow in number and in volume of work, and we need an excited entry-level Staff to who's ready to hit the ground running starting in December 2021/January 2022.

WHO ARE YOU? You're a recent Accounting grad who has a plan in place (or in process) to get your Texas CPA. You're interested in joining a mid-size firm where you can begin your career and develop your skills while serving our fantastic clients.


An Audit Staff is one of the team members who perform a majority of the day-to-day fieldwork on auditing engagements. He/she is the individual who represents the Firm and exemplifies its goals and values to the clients in these every day interactions.


  • Become proficient in the use of computer accounting programs used by the Firm.
  • Become proficient in the basics of computer bookkeeping, including: a) Write-up of books of original entry; b) Posting to a general ledger; and c) Making closing entries.
  • Possess an understanding of the differences between: a) Compilation; b) Review; and c) Audit Engagement.
  • Must gain a working knowledge of the Firm's Accounting Manual (found in CaseWare), specifically Audit Methodology, AARM (research aid), FARM (financial accounting), and MAPS (audit practice aids).
  • Expected to quickly develop an understanding of the Firm's work papers and documentation requirements.
  • Assist Seniors and other Staff members with account analysis, as assigned in order to produce up-to-the-minute information, using internal computer systems, to allow management to base decisions on actual, not historical, data.
  • Possess an understanding of the objectives and function of each task performed on an assignment.
  • Possess the ability to organize and schedule work in order to handle multiple assignments.
  • Possess the ability to interpret and understand instructions and deal with multiple variables - both abstract and concrete.
  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.
  • Examine records and interview workers to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures.
  • Inspect cash on hand, notes receivable and payable, negotiable securities, and canceled checks to confirm records are accurate.
  • Examine inventory to verify journal and ledger entries.
  • Audit payroll and personnel records to determine unemployment insurance premiums, workers' compensation coverage, liabilities, and compliance with tax laws.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate with the engagement in-charge person as to the progress of assignments and any problems or challenges that would impact the work product or completion date.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively present information to show that audit procedures were performed to meet the appropriate objectives and conclusions are logically derived and presented.
  • Understand the basic financial statement formats and requirements in order to be able to perform proofreading of financial statement drafts.
  • Must possess the desire to network in the accounting community and the community at large to promote the firm as well as the accounting profession.


  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
  • Client Oriented - Client orientation implies a desire to serve both external and internal clients by focusing effort on meeting the client's needs, understanding their concerns, and seeking to build trust. This competency asks the question “How well do you understand the viewpoint and objectives of the client and attempt to build and maintain long-term relationships with the client?”
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.
  • Technical Aptitude - Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • 6 months+ of experience is a desired but not a requirement


Education: Bachelor's Degree (four year college or university)

Computer Skills: Proficiency with computer, keyboard, mouse, and copiers, scanners, and printers. MS Office suite a plus with


  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • 3 Weeks PTO
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short-term and Long-term Disability insurance
  • Program for acquiring CPA
  • Formal career development program
  • Kitchen stocked with complimentary snacks and drinks
  • Community Involvement Program

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Atchley & Associates, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.