Real Estate Senior Associate

  • Company: RSM US LLP
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Posted: September 24, 2018
  • Reference ID: req2400

RSM is looking for a motivated Audit Senior Associate to join our Real Estate Practice within our Baltimore office. Our Real Estate Practice serves public and private clients including real estate private equity funds, advisors, institutional investors and joint ventures, hotel and hospitality, developers, and owners/operators of commercial, retail and multifamily real estate. Our Real Estate Practice provides for strong opportunities to work on projects within the Baltimore office as well as offices throughout the Firm. Being a part of the Real Estate Practice will allow you to obtain exposure to the various lines of business within the industry including but not limited to tax compliance, valuation, and lease consulting and related services. 


  • 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
  • Collaborate with the Engagement Manager on approach and execute on the audit plan to mitigate risk
  • Understand and utilize RSM’s Audit Methodology
  • Develop an understanding of the client's business, and become a real estate industry specialist to understand client specific needs
  • Understand skillsets and capabilities of Associates on projects
  • Train and 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
  • Develop and communicate work plan schedules on each project to Engagement Manager and engagement personnel
  • Review work product of Associates and articulate coaching notes throughout the process
  • Develop and maintain open items lists and tracking of project status
  • Manage time appropriately across multiple projects
  • Provide insightful feedback on financial statements, and prepare other related client deliverables such as management letters and end-of-audit governance communications
  • Interact with clients in a way they would understand 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
  • Keep abreast of developments in the industry by reading trade publications and other relevant periodicals
  • Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise
  • 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 public accounting environment
  • Understanding of audit services with knowledge of FASB regulations, GAAS, and GAAP
  • CPA Certification or demonstrated progress toward obtaining CPA certification, including coursework

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience auditing real estate or related organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to in-charge on an engagement

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