Grant Thornton LLP Seasonal Audit Senior Associate in New York, New York
Van-life traveler + on-the-go accountant
Busy parent + busier auditor
Avid gardener + growth-minded CPA
Many combinations go against expectations for the type of career you can have in professional services. We’re here to meet and then go beyond those expectations, with the seasonal audit senior associate role that lets you pursue passions instead of promotions.
Our seasonal audit senior associates know what they are looking for in an accounting career: flexibility. These senior associates are brought in during the firm’s busy seasons, or other short-term periods driven by business need, to uphold standards, run client engagements and collaborate closely with staff across all parts of the engagement, and for multiple clients.
Here, you’re also more than “seasonal” – you’re part of the team. Beyond flexibility, we offer an experience that is more supportive and inclusive, where you will like the people and clients you’re working with and value the relationships you’re able to develop.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Run client engagements, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing financial audits.
Work with audit team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during audit process.
Research and analyze financial statements and audit- and tax-related issues utilizing electronic databases, and employ audit software to review and compile financial information.
Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services.
Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve audit-related problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting. 150 semester hours of education required and a CPA or eligibility to sit is highly desirable.
Two to four+ years of progressive public accounting experience.
Strong technical accounting skills with proficiency in US GAAP and GAAS.
Excellent client service and verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and audit preparation software.
Ability to work ‘busy season’ hours and additional hours as needed.
Travel may be required. Ability to travel on short notice if needed.
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