Assurance Senior Associate - Affordable Housing

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CohnReznick LLP Published: September 26, 2018
Location
Sacramento, CA
Job Type
Category

Description

CohnReznick currently has an exciting career opportunity located in our Sacramento office. We are looking for an Assurance Senior Associate to join our team.

If you are:

  • A highly dedicated professional with impressive credentials and driven by new challenges and growth opportunities
  • A team player who believes in providing world-class client service and interested in becoming immersed in various industries
  • Looking for a work environment that values and promotes camaraderie, collaboration and giving back to the community

Look ahead. Imagine more. And consider joining the CohnReznick team.

We offer:

  • Endless opportunities to contribute to the 11th largest professional services firm in the US
  • A unique culture that values collaboration in everything we do
  • A team of professionals driven by a sense of excellence, integrity, commitment to lifelong learning,espect for one another, adaptability, and making a difference
  • A network of 2,700 professionals committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and giving back to the communities in which we live and work
  • Varied career paths supported by strong professional development programs and resources
  • A flexible work environment with competitive benefits

Responsibilities

The Assurance Senior Associate works directly with Managers and Partners of the firm to support our Affordable Real Estate clients. We help our Assurance Senior Associates grow and develop their career through collaborative workgroups and mentoring across peers and managers. Seniors are instrumental in mentoring and developing Associate level staff, and is the primary lead on client engagements walkthroughs, reviewing work papers, and helping to identify/resolve audit issues.

Assurance Senior Associates review and prepare financial statements, footnotes, and work papers. They demonstrate professional creativity in dealing with client matters and make constructive suggestions to improve client operations. The Assurance Senior Associate effectively analyzes client transactions, recognizing potential or existing problems, conducts appropriate research, and works closely with managers on resolving the issue. Specific duties include:

  • Understanding the purpose of accounting and general ledger recording procedures.
  • Performing accounting procedures and/or tax applications in accordance with firm standards and in an accurate, thorough and timely manner, including proposing journal entries to client general ledgers
  • Serving as the Engagement Lead on specific client accounts, taking responsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverable
  • Developing a detailed engagement work plan, illustrating budgets and schedules
  • Monitoring project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to managers and/or partners
  • Developing a professional relationship with the client and serve as the primary point-of-contact

Required Skills:

  • Education: BS/BA accounting; CPA designation or eligibility to sit is required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of audit & accounting experience in a public accounting arena; specifically with experience in the affordable housing industry
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including knowledge in US GAAP, GAAS, and PCAOB rules and standards
  • Knowledge of FAR and CAS
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Strong leadership, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Computer expertise including knowledge of audit-preparation software and an understanding of the impact of technology
  • Strong research skills
  • Proven technical skills with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; audit software, AuditPro, ProSystems or GoSystems, and Caseware experience is a plus
  • Solid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task

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