Audit Accountant

Rochester Audit Accountant

job description

This Audit Accountant is responsible for learning processes and systems, assisting with planning and facilitating engagements and working as part of a team to carry out tasks under close supervision. A person in this role will continue to learn, understand, and effectively use current accounting software applications when assisting with attest engagements. This person is expected to grow and develop to a point that he/she can execute/demonstrate solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Learns the planning process and assists in planning and facilitating multiple assignments.
  • Assists with facilitating engagements to meet budget and client expectations.
  • Provides exceptional service to clients by providing individual attention, responsiveness, and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.
  • Builds and strengthens co-worker and client relationships through effective communication and an understanding of relevant audit and accounting standards and advises on concerns and relevant industry pronouncements.
  • Learns and develops a good understanding of client businesses.
  • Executes solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, ensures quality control standards are met, and applies technology implementation procedures.
  • Prepares work papers, reports, financial statement drafts and letters of recommendations in accordance to firm and professional standards.
  • Identifies and communicates audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities to senior accountants, supervisors/managers, or principals to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.
  • Demonstrates technical skills, general industry knowledge and becomes familiar with the firm’s services.
  • Maintains and complies with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct.
  • Handles sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with client’s staff to increase customer satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships.
  • Learns the firm’s financial model and ensures profitable delivery of engagements.

Required Qualifications:

  • One year of similar accounting/auditing experience or administrative support experience in a financial or CPA organization. 
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of organization, focus, exceptional attention to detail.
  • Is able to travel locally to clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or BA/BS degree in Accounting or related field
  • Previous work experience in accounting/audit in a CPA firm.
  • Experience with ProSystems Engagement software, CCH Knowledge Coach, and QuickBooks.
  • Customer-service oriented, demonstrated by the following attributes: proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly

BENEFITS TO THE ACCOUNTANT

Smith Schafer is an established, growing, full-service CPA firm that provides the highest level of professional accounting services to our clients. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a smaller environment with the industry experience and knowledge of a large firm. Competitive salary and benefits package based on education and experience including 401k match.

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune’s Minnesota Top Workplace list and it is our goal to continue to hire the most talented individuals who will make a positive impact on our clients and contribute to the success of our firm.

We offer competitive compensation, opportunities for professional development, flexible schedule options to allow for a work/life balance, and much more. Click to learn more about our benefits.

Please submit a cover letter/resume to [email protected] or complete an online application.

Senior Audit Accountant

Rochester Senior Audit Accountant

Job Summary:

The Senior Auditor is responsible for organizing and managing client assignments and projects.  Assist with planning and facilitating audit engagements and effectively using the Firm’s accounting software applications when completing audit engagements.  This position will learn to facilitate and apply technical skills, learning processes and systems.  This person is expected to execute a solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures relative to individual client assignments.  Works efficiently and is flexible to changing work schedules and hours, and regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion about accounting matters of significance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans, leads and facilitates engagements for audits to meet budget and client expectations.
  • Contributes to development of new business opportunities by participating in strategic business development initiatives, attending networking and professional development events, and leading educational programs.
  • Evaluates clients’ internal controls and determines the extent of testing required in an audit.
  • Provides exceptional service to clients by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.
  • Executes solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures relative to individual client assignments.
  • Has direct contact with clients, serves clients in a high impact manner, and is very knowledgeable in his/her major area of specialization. 
  • Identifies and communicates audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities to senior accountants, managers or principals to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.
  • Demonstrates technical skills, general industry knowledge and knowledge of the firm’s capabilities.
  • Maintains and complies with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with client’s staff to increase customer satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships.
  • Prepares and reviews compilation, review, and audit engagements.
  • Prepares internal memorandums, written correspondences and guidance, and other documents for clients and Smith Schafer personnel.
  • Reviews and prepares client work papers, reports, financial statement drafts and letters of recommendations.  Prepares more complex papers and high risk areas.
  • Learns and understands the firm’s financial model and ensure profitable delivery of engagements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of accounting/audit experience.
  • Proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of organization, focus, exceptional attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Accounting/Finance or related field.
  • 3 or more years of similar work experience in a Public Accounting firm.
  • Experience with ProSystems engagement software, SMART Practice Aids, and Quickbooks.
  • Customer-service oriented, demonstrated by the following attributes: proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable.
  • CPA exam passed or on track to complete.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly.

BENEFITS TO THE Accountant:

Smith Schafer is an established, growing, full-service CPA firm that provides the highest level of professional accounting services to our clients. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a smaller environment with the industry experience and knowledge of a large firm.

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune’s Minnesota Top Workplace list and it is our goal to continue to hire the most talented individuals who will make a positive impact on our clients and contribute to the success of our firm.

We offer competitive compensation, opportunities for professional development, flexible schedule options to allow for a work/life balance, and much more. Click to learn more about our benefits.

Please submit a cover letter/resume to [email protected] or complete an online application.

Audit Accountant

Minneapolis Audit Accountant

job description

This Audit Accountant is responsible for learning processes and systems, assisting with planning and facilitating engagements and working as part of a team to carry out tasks under close supervision. A person in this role will continue to learn, understand, and effectively use current accounting software applications when assisting with attest engagements. This person is expected to grow and develop to a point that he/she can execute/demonstrate solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Learns the planning process and assists in planning and facilitating multiple assignments.
  • Assists with facilitating engagements to meet budget and client expectations.
  • Provides exceptional service to clients by providing individual attention, responsiveness, and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.
  • Builds and strengthens co-worker and client relationships through effective communication and an understanding of relevant audit and accounting standards and advises on concerns and relevant industry pronouncements.
  • Learns and develops a good understanding of client businesses.
  • Executes solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, ensures quality control standards are met, and applies technology implementation procedures.
  • Prepares work papers, reports, financial statement drafts and letters of recommendations in accordance to firm and professional standards.
  • Identifies and communicates audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities to senior accountants, supervisors/managers, or principals to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.
  • Demonstrates technical skills, general industry knowledge and becomes familiar with the firm’s services.
  • Maintains and complies with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct.
  • Handles sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with client’s staff to increase customer satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships.
  • Learns the firm’s financial model and ensures profitable delivery of engagements.

Required Qualifications:

  • One year of similar accounting/auditing experience or administrative support experience in a financial or CPA organization. 
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of organization, focus, exceptional attention to detail.
  • Is able to travel locally to clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or BA/BS degree in Accounting or related field
  • Previous work experience in accounting/audit in a CPA firm.
  • Experience with ProSystems Engagement software, CCH Knowledge Coach, and QuickBooks.
  • Customer-service oriented, demonstrated by the following attributes: proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly

BENEFITS TO THE ACCOUNTANT

Smith Schafer is an established, growing, full-service CPA firm that provides the highest level of professional accounting services to our clients. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a smaller environment with the industry experience and knowledge of a large firm. Competitive salary and benefits package based on education and experience including 401k match.

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune’s Minnesota Top Workplace list and it is our goal to continue to hire the most talented individuals who will make a positive impact on our clients and contribute to the success of our firm.

We offer competitive compensation, opportunities for professional development, flexible schedule options to allow for a work/life balance, and much more. Click to learn more about our benefits.

Please submit a cover letter/resume to [email protected] or complete an online application.

Senior Audit Accountant

Red Wing SENIOR AUDIT ACCOUNTANT

Job Description

The Senior Auditor is responsible for organizing and managing client assignments and projects.  Assist with planning and facilitating audit engagements and effectively using the Firm’s accounting software applications when completing audit engagements.  This position will learn to facilitate and apply technical skills, learning processes and systems.  This person is expected to execute a solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures relative to individual client assignments.  Works efficiently and is flexible to changing work schedules and hours, and regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion about accounting matters of significance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans, leads and facilitates engagements for audits to meet budget and client expectations.
  • Contributes to development of new business opportunities by participating in strategic business development initiatives, attending networking and professional development events, and leading educational programs.
  • Evaluates clients’ internal controls and determines the extent of testing required in an audit.
  • Provides exceptional service to clients by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.
  • Executes solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures relative to individual client assignments.
  • Has direct contact with clients, serves clients in a high impact manner, and is very knowledgeable in his/her major area of specialization. 
  • Identifies and communicates audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities to senior accountants, managers or principals to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.
  • Demonstrates technical skills, general industry knowledge and knowledge of the firm’s capabilities.
  • Maintains and complies with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with client’s staff to increase customer satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships.
  • Prepares and reviews compilation, review, and audit engagements.
  • Prepares internal memorandums, written correspondences and guidance, and other documents for clients and Smith Schafer personnel.
  • Reviews and prepares client work papers, reports, financial statement drafts and letters of recommendations.  Prepares more complex papers and high risk areas.
  • Learns and understands the firm’s financial model and ensure profitable delivery of engagements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of accounting/audit experience.
  • Proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of organization, focus, exceptional attention to detail.

Preferred Skills:

  • BA/BS in Accounting/Finance or related field.
  • 3 or more years of similar work experience in a Public Accounting firm.
  • Experience with ProSystems engagement software, SMART Practice Aids, and QuickBooks.
  • Customer-service oriented, demonstrated by the following attributes: proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable.
  • CPA exam passed or on track to complete.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly

Benefits to the Accountant

Smith Schafer is an established, growing, full-service CPA firm that provides the highest level of professional accounting services to our clients. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a smaller environment with the industry experience and knowledge of a large firm. Competitive salary and benefits package based on education and experience including 401k match.

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune’s Minnesota Top Workplace list and it is our goal to continue to hire the most talented individuals who will make a positive impact on our clients and contribute to the success of our firm.

We offer competitive compensation, opportunities for professional development, flexible schedule options to allow for a work/life balance, and much more. Click to learn more about our benefits.

Please submit a cover letter/resume to [email protected] or complete an online application.

Audit Internship

Rochester Audit Internship

Job Summary

Audit Internship Opportunities for 2023 Tax Season (January 16 – April 18)

We are currently seeking students who want to learn and develop their audit and accounting skills.  We have an excellent internship program where you will learn about tax and audit processes, compliance and regulations and be able to work on various projects with experienced talented individuals  Our forward-thinking and flexible culture will allow you to learn and grow in your career.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Learns the planning process and assists in planning multiple assignments.
  • Assists with facilitating engagements to meet budget and client expectations.
  • Learns how to accurately perform analytical review of audit documents.
  • Provides exceptional service to clients by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.
  • Builds and strengthens co-worker and client relationships through effective communication and an understanding of relevant standards; advises on concerns and relevant industry pronouncements.
  • Learns and understands accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures relative to individual client assignments.
  • Identifies and communicates audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities to senior accountants, managers or principals to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.
  • May travel to client locations.

Qualifications Required:

  • Enrolled in an Accounting program with an accredited university.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting concepts involved in tax return preparation.
  • Strong technical, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle pressure in a positive, professional manner.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly.

BENEFITS TO THE ACCOUNTANT:

Smith Schafer is an established, growing, full-service CPA firm that provides the highest level of professional accounting services to our clients. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a smaller environment with the industry experience and knowledge of a large firm.

Smith Schafer has consistently earned a spot on the Star Tribune’s Minnesota Top Workplace list and it is our goal to continue to hire the most talented individuals who will make a positive impact on our clients and contribute to the success of our firm.

We offer competitive compensation, opportunities for professional development, flexible schedule options to allow for a work/life balance, and much more. Click to learn more about our benefits.

Please submit a cover letter/resume to [email protected] or complete an online application.