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Financial Services Audit Senior Associate

Orange, CA

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Withum is a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm, helping clients to Be in a Position of StrengthSM in today’s modern business landscape. Withum empowers clients with innovative tools and solutions to address their accounting, tax and overall business management needs. Withum is a place where talent thrives. We recruit only the best and brightest people, with a genuine passion for the business. 

Withum’s Auditing and Attest Engagement services are the cornerstone of our firm. Withum’s audit and advisory team possess the expertise necessary to give stakeholders confidence in financial information.  This team provides audit services, Review and compilation services and other agreed upon audit procedures to a variety of client sizes and industries. 

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The Financial Services Audit Senior Associate role will be based out of our San Francisco, Los Angeles or Orange County offices. You'll work alongside an integrated team of seasoned, well-known CPAs and industry leaders.   

Withum’s brand is a reflection of our people, our culture and our strength. Withum has become synonymous with teamwork and client service excellence. The cornerstone of our success can truly be accredited to the dedicated professionals who work here every day, whose mission is to help our clients grow and thrive - to be in a position of strength. But our commitment goes beyond our clients as we continue to live the Withum Way, promoting personal and professional growth for all team members, clients, and surrounding communities.  

How You'll Spend Your Time: 

  • Leading the engagement team staff on the planning and execution of an audit, review or compilation engagement to effectively and efficiently provide world-class client service 
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the audit engagement from staffing, planning, risk assessment, fieldwork, financial reporting and the conclusion
  • Conducting constructive discussions with staff on their evaluations and providing counsel accordingly 
  • Supervising day-to-day engagement teams on financial services engagements, which include hedge funds, private equity funds, investment managers and broker dealers 
  • Training and development of audit team members 
  • Researching and applying specialized industry knowledge and accounting principles 
  • Identifying potential improvements to client service and audit process 
  • Assisting with billing and collections 
  • Serving in professional development programs as an instructor or discussion leader 

The Kinds of People We Want to Talk to Have Many of the Following: 

  • 2-5 years prior experience working in the audit department of a public accounting firm 
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting 
  • A CPA license is preferred 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, both independently and as part of a team, required 
  • Must have experience in the financial services industry 

The compensation for this position will vary by location. In addition to the base compensation, Withum offers a competitive benefits package and bonus program (for eligible roles) based on individual and firm performance. Final offer amounts are based on multiple factors such as the specific role, hiring location, as well as the individual’s skills, experience and qualifications. For additional information on our benefits, visit our website at

Encino ranges are from $85,000 - $120,000 annually
Irvine ranges are from $75,000 - $100,000 annually

WithumSmith+Brown, PC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, (including pregnancy), genetic information, marital status, domestic partnership status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, weight, height, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Client-provided location(s): Orange, CA, USA; Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job ID: 6146195002
Employment Type: Other