Audit Senior Associate - Financial Services

RSM is currently hiring for a Senior Associate to join our Financial Services Practice in our Philadelphia or Blue Bell office.  We are one of the top five leading firms in the US servicing the financial services industry.  We have been growing at a steady pace for years and will continue this growth through the end of FY2016.  Our firm is known Nationwide as experts in this industry. 


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 deliverable

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

Understand and utilize RSM’s Audit Methodology

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

Understanding of audit services with knowledge of GAAP, GAAS and FASB regulations

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

Must understand fair value accounting

Understanding of investment company accounting

Understanding of auditing investment companies under US GAAP

Must have experience working with investment funds

Experience performing substantive testing and analytical review procedures as well as documentation of internal control systems

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience auditing hedge funds and related organizations

Demonstrated ability to in-charge an engagement

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