Audit Senior Job Description

Audit Senior Job Description

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Audit senior provides SME on technical accounting matters and accounting estimates to ensure conformity with Company policies and generally accepted accounting principles.

Audit Senior Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Apply their technical skills to take the initiative to identify best practices and improvements, and consider applicability of best practices for other clients
Identify opportunities for new and/or extended client services within the financial services industry
Be responsible for audits, reviews and compilation assignments for a not for profit client base
Work closely with Managers and Partners
Engage in significant client contact
Work collaboratively with local and global colleagues
Deliver audit assignments that comply with quality standards and procedures
Provide robust and challenging insights on risk and controls
Communicate audit findings to management
Write high quality audit issues and draft reports

Audit Senior Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Audit Senior

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ACCA, FRM, CISA, CIA

Education for Audit Senior

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Employers hiring for the audit senior job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Education, Technology, Computer Science, Interpretation, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Physics

Skills for Audit Senior

Desired skills for audit senior include:

U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and accounting procedures
GAAP
Excel
Current audit and accounting concepts
Outlook
MS Office: Word
Practices
Procedures on manual and automated systems
Accounting principles
U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Auditing Standards

Desired experience for audit senior includes:

Research complex accounting topics and forms a conclusion utilizing the Firm's research tools
Works on training entry level staff on internal control processes and develops comments for management letters
Prepares financial report (statements, footnotes and any supplemental information) and all other client deliverables
Applies industry trends to analytics, formulating expectations and determining reasonableness
Apply industry trends to analytics, formulating expectations and determining reasonableness
Be responsible for the audits and reviews of a variety of clients that include hedge funds and other investment partnerships

Audit Senior Examples

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Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of audit senior. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for audit senior
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personel and assess client satisfaction
  • Take responsiblity for actions and outcomes, handling issues within minimal guidance
  • Involve clients when planning and preparing work
  • Develop plans that recognise project or engagement risk and meet external and internal standards
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technical knowledge to customize the application of our methodologies in a way that meets client issues context
  • Develop and execute comprehensive audit plans for various financial and operational audits using an appropriate risk-based methodology
  • Work closely with client contacts to perform testing procedures and document results for various audits, following the Firm’s standards and procedures
  • Work closely with Management to identify potential process improvements and present results to clients
  • Assist in performing special projects as requested by the client
  • Position will be based in Houston
Qualifications for audit senior
  • Ability to plan and run audit assignments, seeing these through to completion
  • Ability to support other team members and mentor junior team members
  • Project and budget management including regular client communication, accurate budgeting and cost control
  • Newly Qualified ACA/ACCA Qualified or equivalent
  • Solid experience of leading audits
  • Excellent communication abilities with different levels of seniority
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Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of audit senior. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for audit senior
  • Preparation of tax closings, closing of books, reviews and tax preparation
  • Mentor, train and supervise lighter level staff
  • Coaches/mentors individual team members
  • Supervise teams of staff accountants
  • Audit of companies within FS, preparing accounts and financial statements in accordance with the appropriate reporting standards
  • Responsible to in-charge engagements of varying size and complexity simultaneously
  • Lead or support audit teams for financial, operational, and regulatory audit projects
  • Assess engagement level risks and evaluate and validate key controls
  • Responsibility for on-site management of audit engagements
  • Planning and executing day-to-day activities of audit engagements for
Qualifications for audit senior
  • Experience working independently leading audit engagements
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in public accounting or internal audit - required for clients with 500 Million revenue plus
  • Qualified ACCA OR ACA accountant
  • Minimum of three years' experience in Practice, preferably medium sized practice
  • Broad knowledge of auditing and accounts
  • A working knowledge of tax is desirable
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Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of audit senior. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for audit senior
  • Make a summary report on work results and general analysis report after completion for evaluation
  • Proactively assist Teamleader/Senior Manager/Manager in searching issues related to professional and technical knowledge through Vietnam accounting/auditing system, current financial management regulations, DTT approach
  • Act as Team Leader/Senior incharge in some engagements under the supervison of the Manager in charge
  • Play a critical role in delivering a data analytics centered approach to the global internal audit program
  • Assisting with the completion of audit engagements
  • Preparing financial statements, and management letters in accordance with professional and Firm standards
  • Identify emerging and top risks, controls to manage risks
  • Monitor and review staff work to ensure timely remediation of control issues
  • Plan, lead and executing engagements
  • Schedule, delegate, and review the staff work
Qualifications for audit senior
  • Self-starter with demonstrated time management and organizational skills to meet tight deadlines, flexibility to adapt to changing priorities that are in alignment with strategic objectives
  • ACA/ACCA/CA qualified
  • An ability to analyse and interpret data
  • You will need to be client facing
  • You must have CPA or CPA track with at least one part completed
  • Communicate effectively with clients and audit team members
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Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an audit senior. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for audit senior
  • Review audit documentation, workpapers, and reports prepared by staff auditors
  • Assist outside auditors (KPMG assistance)
  • Must demonstrate exceptional communication and writing skills, which allow for effective relationship building and networking with clients, firm associates and Partners
  • Provide SME specific direction and support to audit management and the audit team in general
  • Should be able to think creatively take direction
  • Identifies problems that are not consistent with past audits and begin to structure a solution or remedy to address issue(s)
  • Identifies opportunities for the use of automation and make recommendations for software support requests
  • Staff at this level will be expected to own sections of the audit program and bring them to completion
  • Concludes on the level of residual risk
  • The individual works closely with an Audit project leader and other Auditors on each project
Qualifications for audit senior
  • University degree preferably in Accounting or Economics
  • One year of accounting and auditing experience in the energy exploration and production sector
  • One year of experience auditing in the financial services industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university is required
  • 3+ years of experience in a Staff Auditor capacity or its equivalent
  • Bachelor's (or higher) degree in business administration, accounting or related field (willing to accept foreign education equivalent)
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Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an audit senior. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for audit senior
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training sessions
  • Assisting managers in leading complex accounting engagements
  • Reviewing and assisting staff auditors
  • Full scope financial auditing and reporting
  • The completion of substantive procedures which support the external auditor’s opinion, including the review of account reconciliations, performance of process walkthroughs and analytical procedures
  • Prepare formal written reports setting forth recommendations for local, division and Corporate management to strengthen and improve operations, identify cost or efficiency savings
  • Some travel to audit regional offices may be expected, usually less than 10%
  • Collaborate with Principals/Managers/Directors to ensure effective communication and service delivery
  • Perform audits, reviews and compilations for clients in various industries including but not limited to SEC, middle market private and not for profit
  • Tests financial, operational and other processes as per Audit plans and methodologies
Qualifications for audit senior
  • CPA exams completed
  • Ability to identify and propose resolutions to complex accounting issues
  • Proficient in preparation and review of work papers and the resultant financial statements
  • Experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries a plus
  • 75% of the time will be spent in our Overland Park office
  • Conduct data extraction, analysis, and security reviews utilising software tools (when applicable).•Identify, develop, and document audit issues and recommendations using independent judgement concerning areas being reviewed

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