Supervising Senior Associate

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date Posted: 10-02-2018
Supervising Senior Associate
Auditing and Accounting 
Supervises: Associates, Senior Associates

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Supervising Senior Associate is responsible for larger more complex engagements than the Senior Associate and may manage two or more engagements simultaneously. Supervising Seniors assume responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments, can review working papers and financial statements, and can communicate with clients on a one-on-one basis.  Supervising Seniors are responsible for complying with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups.

Essential Functions:
  • Assumes full responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments using established firm policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates various phases of engagements, plans engagements, budgets time and expenses, monitors actual performance against budget, reviews working papers for accuracy and completeness, and reviews financial statements for suitability of presentation and adequacy of disclosures.
  • Resolves accounting and auditing problems as they arise.
  • Provides supervision and on-the-job training to staff assigned to engagement.
  • Studies and evaluates clients' internal controls.
  • Assigns work to staff members based on their knowledge and capabilities.
  • Supports training of staff members, offers guidance and direction, gives constructive criticism of working papers.
  • Ensures that working papers, financial statements and letters of recommendations are prepared in accordance with generally accepted professional and firm standards.
  • Communicates engagement's progress, problems, resolutions, financial information and other business concerns to the client.
  • Reviews with manager or partner significant findings that raise questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation.
  • Prepares or reviews financial statements, notes, schedules, and management letters for later discussion between manager or partner and the client.
  • Prepares staff evaluation reports for the review and approval of managers and partners.
Other Functions:
  • Serves in educational programs as an instructor or discussion leader.
  • Participates in firm's practice development efforts including expanding services to clients.
  • Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by managers or partners.
  • Such other duties as may be assigned.
Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity, scope, and number of engagements managed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting programs.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related equivalent, as well as CPA certification
  • Minimum of forty hours of continuing professional education is required each year to develop technical and supervisory skills to provide and supervise services to clients.
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