Senior Associate - Financial Institutions

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Financial Institutions-Senior

RSM is looking for an enterprising Senior Associate to join our Financial Institutions team in our Metro Park office. Financial Institutions is a rapidly growing practice in our firm Nationwide, focused specifically on community banks and specialty finance, in which we are the middle market leaders throughout the country.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations including coordinating the auditing of all required financial statements, related disclosures, and other client deliverables
  • Develop an understanding of the client's business, and become a financial institutions industry specialist to understand client specific needs
  • Understand and utilize RSM’s Audit Methodology
  • Supervise the Staff under the direction of a Manager
  • Supervise Audit Associates on engagement teams and function as an in-charge facilitating field work by monitoring and reporting regarding productivity and adherence to work plan schedules on each assignment
  • Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise
  • Interact with clients to help ensure the information flow from the client to the audit team is efficient
  • Identify and communicate accounting and auditing matters to Managers and Partners
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Recognize and inform management of opportunities to increase level and types of services to clients
  • Ensure professional development through ongoing education
  • Willingness to travel 25% of the year, depending on your clients

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting or equivalent degree
  • 2 years of current or recent experience in a public accounting environment, internal audit department, or financial institution regulatory agency
  • Understanding of audit services with knowledge of GAAP and GAAS regulations
  • CPA certification or demonstrated progress towards obtaining CPA certification, including required coursework
  • Perform substantive testing and analytical review procedures as well as documentation of internal control systems
  • Prepare control deficiency and compliance letters, with an eye on quality, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Willingness to take supervision and guidance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in auditing financial institutions
  • Some experience performing audits of internal control over financial reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to in-charge an engagement
Job ID RSM634
Line of Business: Audit
SubFunction: None
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: RSM634
Location: 379 Thornall Street, Suite 2, Edison, NJ US
Region: Northeast Region
Job Category: Audit/Assurance
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: No
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