Financial Institutions Senior Associate

RSM is looking for an enterprising Senior Associate to join our Financial Institutions team in our San Antonio or Austin, TX 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.


  • 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

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