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Senior Audit Associate

Company: PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
Location: Hauppauge
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP is looking for a Senior Audit Associate to join our Hauppauge, NY office. The individual will perform and direct the broadest range of accounting tasks and will assist the engagement partner and/or manager in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and interpretation of audit findings for various Commercial and Government clients. The individual will be the in-charge senior on the engagements and will work with audit staff at the client's premises, managing the engagement in the field and performing audit procedures to the appropriate extent. These duties will include (but are not limited to):

Essential Duties

  • Oversee the efforts of multiple Commercial and Government client engagements and demonstrate the ability to run engagements within allotted time budgets.
  • Apply technical skills, take the initiative to identify best practices and improvements and consider applicability of best practices for other clients.Research complex accounting topics and form a conclusion utilizing the Firm's research tools.
  • Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations and ensure satisfaction.
  • Identify and communicate to management suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures.
  • Understand internal control deficiencies, work on training entry-level staff on internal control processes and develop comments for management letters. Understand risk assessment process and apply knowledge in completing all related forms.
  • Prepare financial reports (statements, notes and any supplemental information) and all other client deliverables.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
  • Apply industry trends to analytics, formulate expectations and determine reasonableness.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide team with directions, play a key role in execution of audit engagement from planning to wrap-up and develop audit program steps to identify risks to ensure that the assignment quality standards are achieved.
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in written form and write detailed document findings.
  • Manage engagement staff to meet deliverable deadlines, identify roadblocks and understand critical milestones to meet client service expectations.
  • Provide quality on the job training and constructive feedback to Interns and Staff.
  • Actively participate in learning and development opportunities, formal learning (CPE) and training programs.
  • Attend professional development, networking events and training seminars on a regular basis.


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university required.
  • 3+ years' of progressive audit experience in public accounting including in-charge auditor experience.
  • Commercial and/or Government industry niche experience preferred.
  • CPA certification preferred or demonstrated progress towards obtaining CPA certification, including required 150-credit coursework.
  • Excellent analytical, technical and auditing skills including familiarity with US GAAP.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to meet challenging client requirements, provide services, and possess strong communication, interpersonal, and research abilities.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions and recommendations in client related matters pertaining to the audit.
  • Must be able to work additional hours as needed to meet client deliverables.
  • Travel to various local client locations and other PKFOD office locations via personal vehicle may be required.

Keywords: PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP, Westport , Senior Audit Associate, Other , Hauppauge, Connecticut

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