Insurance - Senior Associate (Assurance)
Location:
New Haven , Connecticut
Posted:
November 18, 2017
Reference:
RSM622_New Haven

RSM is looking for an enterprising Senior Associate to join our Insurance team in our Stamford or New Haven office. Our insurance group is a rapidly growing practice in our firm Nationwide, focused specifically on insurance companies, 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 an insurance 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 insurance companies
  • Some experience performing audits of internal control over financial reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to in-charge an engagement


A little about us:
The leading provider of audit, tax & consulting services focused on the middle market.

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