Audit Senior Associate - Financial Institutions
Location:
Champaign , Illinois
Posted:
November 22, 2017
Reference:
req2541

RSM is looking for an enterprising Senior Associate to join our Financial Institutions team in Central Illinois and the person can be based in our Champaign, Springfield or Peoria office. Financial Institutions is a rapidly growing practice in our firm Nationwide, focused specifically on community banks and specialty finance, in which we are the middle market leaders throughout the country.


Responsibilities:



  • Provide timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations including coordinating the auditing of all required financial statements, related disclosures, and other client deliverables

  • Develop an understanding of the client's business, and become a financial institutions industry specialist to understand client specific needs

  • Understand and utilize RSM’s Audit Methodology

  • Supervise the Staff under the direction of a Manager

  • Supervise Audit Associates on engagement teams and function as an in-charge facilitating field work by monitoring and reporting regarding productivity and adherence to work plan schedules on each assignment

  • Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise

  • Interact with clients to help ensure the information flow from the client to the audit team is efficient

  • Identify and communicate accounting and auditing matters to Managers and Partners

  • Identify performance improvement opportunities

  • Recognize and inform management of opportunities to increase level and types of services to clients

  • Ensure professional development through ongoing education

  • Willingness to travel 25% of the year, depending on your clients


Required Qualifications:



  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting or equivalent degree

  • 2 years of current or recent experience in a public accounting environment, internal audit department, or financial institution regulatory agency

  • Understanding of audit services with knowledge of GAAP and GAAS regulations

  • CPA certification or demonstrated progress towards obtaining CPA certification, including required coursework

  • Perform substantive testing and analytical review procedures as well as documentation of internal control systems

  • Prepare control deficiency and compliance letters, with an eye on quality, thoroughness and accuracy

  • Willingness to take supervision and guidance


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Previous experience in auditing financial institutions

  • Some experience performing audits of internal control over financial reporting

  • Demonstrated ability to in-charge an engagement



A little about us:
RSM US LLP is the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.

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