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Audit Senior

Company: Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP
Location: Oakland
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Mowat Mackie & Anderson is looking to add a bright, resourceful, intellectually curious, and organizedAudit Senior to its team. This position ensures compliance with laws, rules, and regulations by planning and completing audits; identifying inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective management and accounting operation systems; recommending improvements. This position requires an ability to take initiative, attention to detail, ability to learn quickly, ability to build internal relationships, ability to work with senior leadership, excellent communication skills, and prioritize daily tasks. This is an ideal position for a smart, motivated individual who is passionate about delivering strategic value in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. A strong ability to take charge and meet tight deadlines will ensure your success in this multi-faceted role.
Meet Mowat Mackie & Anderson
MMA is a dynamic and responsive, high-value CPA firm that serves closely-held businesses, high net worth individuals, trusts and estates, and other clients throughout California and globally.
We have active and engaged employees and support our team with a robust benefits package as well as numerous perks and additional benefits. Including team activities, training, education stipends, and supportfor community involvement. Additional benefitsinclude competitive compensation, 401(k) and profit-sharing, and medical/dental/vision and long-term disability insurance.
This is an ideal position for a smart, motivated individual who is passionate about delivering strategic value in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. A strong ability to take charge and meet tight deadlines will ensure your success in this multi-faceted role.
Your responsibilities will include:


  • Ensures compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation.
  • Verifies assets and liabilities by comparing items to documentation.
  • Completes audit work papers by documenting audit tests and findings.
  • Appraises adequacy of internal control systems by completing audit questionnaires.
  • Maintains internal control systems by updating audit programs and questionnaires; recommending new policies and procedures.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local security legal requirements by studying existing and new security legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepares special audit and control reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operating information and trends.
  • Plans audits by understanding agency objectives, structure, policies, processes, and internal controls; establishing audit schedules.
  • Assesses compliance by examining, analyzing, and verifying financial accounts, fixed assets and inventories, payrolls or cash accounts, grant program costs, records, reports, operating practices, documentation, and related instruments;
  • Verifies information by comparing and analyzing items to documentation.
  • Completes audit work papers by documenting audit tests and findings.
  • Communicates audit progress and findings by providing information in status meetings; identifying discrepancies; preparing final audit reports.
  • Improves compliance by recommending changes in management and accounting operation systems and control structure.
  • Protects agency reputation by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications and new regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • At least 4 years of recent experience performing all phases of audits and reviews for privately held companies
    • Licensed CPA
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Experience working knowledge of CCH's Engagement or similar paperless audit software
    • Strong understanding of GAAP, audit and review standards
    • Strong supervisory and ability to run multiple engagements
    • Requires sufficient analytical skills to assess problems or unusual situations and quickly determine efficient solutions
    • Familiar with CCH Products (ProSystem fx Tax, Engagement, Client Portal, etc)

      Additional Knowledge and Skills (preferred but not required)

      • Familiar with the public accounting line of work (hours, schedule, expectations)
      • Able to prioritize, multitask, work under pressure and handle interruptions while maintaining flexibility in work assignments
      • Ability to independently perform all the duties of the position efficiently and effectively
      • Comfortable providing feedback
      • Ability to be flexible in response to changing priorities and needs
      • You are highly collaborative and team-oriented
      • Ability to work under pressure in a deadline-oriented business.
      • You work well with little direction but know when to ask for help and keep your team informed

        Meet Mowat Mackie & Anderson
        Responsive, creative, high-value CPA services for closely-held businesses, high net worth individuals, trusts and estates.
        Do you fit this description?

        • Experienced and highly motivated
        • Intellectually curious
        • Looking for a challenging and stimulating environment
        • Prefers a workplace that provides autonomy and rewards independent and critical thinking
        • Goes beyond ordinary compliance to provide outstanding service to clients

          If so, you'd fit right in at MMA - and we'd like to speak with you!
          We take great pride in delivering the highest-quality service and are listed as one of the Top Ten East Bay Area accounting firms.

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