Audit Senior Associate - Financial Services

RSM is currently hiring for a Senior Associate to join our Hedge Fund/Private Equity Practice in our Stamford office.  We are one of the top five leading firms in the US servicing the Hedge Fund/Private Equity 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. 

 

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 Hedge Fund/Private Equity 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

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