Experienced Assurance Associate

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They are more than just our accountants, they are an important member of our management team, fully immersed in our operations and providing rather unique, proactive advice, leadership, and personal service, which is sadly lacking in larger city accounting firms, at a country rate.

Amanda Seyfried

The core purpose of Finalert is to assist people in achieving their goals on a daily basis. Our Core Values define how we conduct ourselves, our work, and our relationships. As a firm employee, you will uphold our Core Values of putting people first, being great in everything you do every day, accepting change, feeling empowered through knowledge, and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the guidelines by which we conduct ourselves both internally and externally on a day-to-day basis.

The Experienced Audit Associate will be in charge of preparing financial statements with disclosures, as well as documenting, validating, testing, and evaluating various control systems. Reviews and agreed-upon procedural interactions may be part of this position’s responsibilities.

Department: Audit & Assurance
Project Location(s): New York
Education: Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent required - Masters in Accountancy or equivalent preferred

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent required.
  • Masters in Accountancy or equivalent preferred

Experience:

  • One (1) to two (2) years prior experience in public or private accounting firm.
  • Accounting based internship beneficial

License/Certifications:

  • Eligible to sit for the CPA exams upon starting employment required and actively pursuing completion of the exams required.
  • CPA preferred.

Software:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Prior experience with various assurance applications and research tools beneficial

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit of a basic public and/or private company.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, required.
  • Knowledge of internal accounting controls and professional standards and regulations (GAAP, GAAS, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels both within the client organization and the firm.
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment.
  • Solid analytical and diagnostic skills and ability to break down complex issues and implementing appropriate resolutions.
  • Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy.
  • Solid project management skills.