Assurance Associate

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 11/8/2016

BDO USA, LLP Salt Lake City, UT

Company
BDO USA, LLP
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
9067BR
AJE Ref #
575990401
Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Summary
BDO s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

The Assurance Associate will be responsible for preparing financial statements with disclosures, applying basic areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position may also be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements.

Control Environment
Applies knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures by:
- Identifying and considering all applicable policies, laws, rules, and regulations of the firm, regulators, or other authoritative bodies as part of engagement team;
- Making constructive suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures;
- Documenting and validating the operating effectiveness of the clients internal control system.

GAAP
Applies knowledge and understanding of governing principles; applying these principles to client transactions; and documenting and communicating an understanding and application of these principles by:
- Providing support of conclusions with authoritative literature;
- Drafting basic sets of financial statements with disclosures;
- Researching intermediate areas of accounting and forming an initial opinion on the correct treatment independently;

GAAS
Applies knowledge and understanding of professional standards; application of the principles contained in professional standards; and the ability to document and communicate an understanding and application of professional standards on an engagement by:
- Developing and applying an intermediate knowledge of auditing theory, a sense of audit skepticism, and the use of BDO audit manuals;
- Applying auditing theory to various client situations;
- Documenting in line with BDO policy, identifying deviations and notifying more senior team members in order to obtain appropriate approvals;
- Applying knowledge to identify instances where testing may be reduced or expanded and notifying more senior team members of the occurrence ;
- Contributing ideas/opinions to the engagement teams;

Methodology
Applies knowledge and application of BDO standards to guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products by:
- Completing all appropriate documentation of BDO work papers;
- Ensuring assigned work is performed in accordance with BDO methodology and requirements

Research
Applies methodology used to seek or maintain information from authoritative sources and to draw conclusions regarding a target issue based on the information by:
- Researching basic and intermediate accounting topics and forming an initial opinion on the treatment independently.

Other duties as required

Qualifications
Education:
- Bachelors degree in Accounting or other relevant field required
- Masters in Accountancy or other relevant field preferred

Experience:
- Leadership experience preferred
- Accounting based internship preferred

License/Certifications:
- Eligible to sit for the CPA exams upon starting employment required
- Actively pursuing completion of CPA exams preferred

Software:
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Prior experience with various assurance applications and research tools preferred

Other Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to follow instructions as directed
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting
- Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, required
- Takes appropriate actions without being asked
- Basic understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit of a basic public and/or private company

BDO USA, LLP is an EO employer M/F/Veteran/Disability

Additional Benefits

Usual corporate benefits.