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. 




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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