Prepare, examine and analyze audit work papers, financial statements and related disclosures and internal control letters with a focus on quality, thoroughness, and accuracy
Test the internal control environment under SOX 404. Provide internal and external auditing services for a portfolio of clients, including preparing and reviewing audit plans and work.
Review full cycle of audit engagements and activity. Understand and utilize RSM's audit methodology
Collaborate with the engagement manager/senior manager on engagement approach and execute on the plan using a risk-based approach
Recognize industry-specific and general accounting and auditing issues, including revenue recognition, inventory pricing and LCM, receivable discounts, allowances, incentives and bad debts, current and deferred tax provisions, etc.
Assess appropriate audit approach for such areas
Provide insightful feedback on financial statements and prepare other client deliverables such as board communications, deficiency letters, management letters, etc.
Review associate activity, productivity and adherence to work plan and budget
Keep abreast of industry developments by reading trade publications and other relevant thought leadership
Master’s* degree in Accounting or Finance
Two years experience as a Senior Associate, Associate or related
Post bachelor’s experience (2 years with a Master’s or 5 years with a Bachelor’s) is required and must include: Performing and managing audit planning, field work, assignments (incl financial statement preparation, referencing and review; Performing US GAAP and IFRS compliant audits (incl. revenue, property plant and equipment, cash, debt & inventory accounting standards)
Performing and supervising audits of engagements in accordance with US GAAS and PCAOB standards
Designing, performing and reviewing testing of internal controls as required by SOX 404
Auditing complex/non-standard business combinations and consolidation calculations for commercial and industrial product engagements
Must have CPA license or equivalent (e.g. Charter Accountant)
*Employer will accept a bachelor’s degree and 5 years experience in lieu of a master’s degree and 2 years of experience