Realize your full potential and be a part of a team with one goal and one purpose: to help others be better.
Dalby, Wendland & Co., the largest public accounting firm on the Western Slope, is looking for Audit Seniors that will support the audit line of business.
Pay: From $28.35 per hour (based on experience)
Position Type: Full-Time Non-Exempt
In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act, Compensation Differentials for this position are based on education, experience, training, and geographic location, as well as DWC's seniority and merit systems.
A typical day includes:
• Applying 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:
- Applying knowledge of transactional flow and key transactional cycles to complete audit work
- Documenting, validating and assessing the design and operating effectiveness of the clients' internal control system
- Identifying and communicating suggested improvements to client internal controls and accounting procedures in an effort to reduces risk within the client organization
• Applying knowledge and understanding of governing principles; applying these principles to client transactions; and documenting and communicating an understanding and application of these principles by:
- Communicating financial statement disclosure requirements to client
- Drafting complex sets of financial statements with disclosures
- Recognizing and applying new pronouncements to client situations
- Identifying, analyzing and discussing alternative generally accepted accounting principles with the Manager, Supervisor, and engagement partner and the client, as needed
- Identifying complex accounting issues and bringing them to the attention of superiors for resolution
- Coaching less experienced team members in new areas
• Applying 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:
- Formulating and communicating the audit plan
- Applying GAAS to a variety of complex issues and consulting others as appropriate
- Employing audit skepticism and determining when to reduce or expand testing
- Documenting deviations from policy, with approval
• Applying knowledge and application of Firm standards to guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products by:
- Coordinating the day-to-day conduct of the audit plan by ensuring the field work is executed and completed as planned, in accordance with timetable, with Firm's policies and procedures and within budget
- Applying Firm audit approach and methodologies, including tools and technology, to execute the audit
- Identifying and proposing outcomes to critical issues
• Applying methodology used to seek or maintain information from authoritative sources and to draw conclusions regarding a target issue based on the information by:
- Utilizing of internal and external research tools and selecting methodology for routine research requests
- Researching complex areas of accounting, forming an initial opinion on the correct treatment independently and considering and documenting the impact on the client and audit engagement
- Documenting and organizing complicated findings in a usable format, based on researched information
- Assisting the "in-charge" with gathering appropriate information about the business and information system, including the accounting system, to form an adequate basis for the preparation of the audit strategy
- Developing the draft Audit Engagement Planning Memorandum, audit programs and budgets;
- Collaborating with "in-charge" to establish the responsibilities of individual audit staff for specific areas of audit work
• Acting as mentor to Staff Auditors, actively helping them succeed by transfer of knowledge, expertise and talent.
You will have:
• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
• MBA in Accountancy preferred
• Two or more years prior work experience in public accounting
• Solid understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit of a basic public and/or private company
• Knowledge of internal accounting controls and professional standards and regulations (GAAP, GAAS, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels both within the client organization and the firm
• The ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment
• Superior analytical and diagnostic skills and ability to break down complex issues and implementing appropriate resolutions
• Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy
• Solid project management skills
• Medical, dental, & vision
• Limited FSA and Dependent Care FSA with employer match
• HSA with employer contribution
• 401k plan with employer match
• Generous PTO policy
• Paid holidays
• Cell phone and internet reimbursement
• CPA exam reimbursement and bonus
• Continuing Professional Education
• The largest public accounting, audit, and business advisory firm headquartered in beautiful Western Colorado with offices in Grand Junction, Montrose, and Glenwood Springs.
• We value community investment, integrity, and quality and provide a good work-life integration.
• Recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as a Top 300 Firm.
• With over 90 employees, you will be part of the team and will give you all the tools and training to continually learn, grow, and advance.