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Position: Audit Senior - Government
Municipality:O'Connor Davies LLP
Close Date:3/6/2014
Position Description: Government - Audit Senior Location: Wethersfield, CT Company Description: O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm that has a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally and providing specialized professional services of the highest quality. With roots tracings to 1891, seven offices located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and approximately 400 professionals including 70 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services. O’Connor Davies, LLP is ranked number 36 in Accounting Today’s 2013 “Top 100 Firms.” The publication also recognized the Firm as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting,” a “Pacesetter in Growth” and one of the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.” O’Connor Davies, LLP is ranked number 35 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2013 “Top 100 Firms.” The publication also recognized the Firm as one of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms.” The Firm is also among the 20 largest accounting firms in the New York Metropolitan area according to Crain’s New York Business and the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals. O’Connor Davies is a member of PKF International, a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting and business advisory services in 440 locations in over 125 countries around the world. O’Connor Davies, LLP offers career development and leadership opportunities. If you are looking for a “firm for your future,” consider joining our winning team. Job Description The Government Audit Senior will be located in our Harrison office to work with the government audit team and should be able to perform and direct the broadest range of accounting tasks. This person will assist the engagement partner and/or manager in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and interpretation of government audit findings. This individual would be primarily responsible for coordinating and performing a variety of government audit work. The Senior may work with audit staff at the client’s premises, managing the engagement in the field and performing audit procedures to the appropriate extent. These duties may include (but are not limited to): Responsibilities: • Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS & SEC rules, where applicable). • Apply technical skills, take the initiative to identify best practices and improvements, and consider applicability of best practices for other clients. • Research complex accounting topics and form a conclusion utilizing the Firm’s research tools (Engagement, Accounting Research Manager and PPC ETools, etc.). • Understand internal control deficiencies, work on training entry level staff on internal control processes and develop comments for management letters. • Understand risk assessment process and apply knowledge in completing all related forms • Prepare financial report (statements, footnotes and any supplemental information) and all other client deliverables. • Understand cash flow effects of complex activities (non-cash, acquisitions, etc.). • Apply industry trends to analytics, formulate expectations and determine reasonableness. • Seek to understand the client’s business as a whole, including competitors, trends and key customers and shows sensitivity to the client culture and business strategy. • Demonstrate the ability to provide team with directions, play a key role in execution of audit engagement from planning to wrap-up, and develop audit program steps to identify risks to ensure that the assignment quality standards are achieved. • Perform a detailed effective in-charge level review of the team’s work for finalization requirements. • Express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in written form and write detailed document findings. • Manage engagement staff to meet deliverable deadlines; identify roadblocks, and understand critical milestones to meet client service expectations. • Provide quality on the job training and constructive feedback to Interns and Staff. • Actively participate in learning and development opportunities, formal learning (CPE) and training programs. Qualifications: • BA/BS Accounting degree from an accredited college/university. • Minimum of three plus years of government audit experience in public accounting. • Eligible to sit for the CPA exam or have passed all or parts of the CPA Exam. • Applied working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP, GAAS, and SEC rules where applicable) and accounting standards and procedures. • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. • Familiarity with ProSystem fx Engagement. • Ability to meet challenging client requirements, provide services, and possess strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and research abilities. • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions and recommendations in client related matters pertaining to the audit.

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