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Risk Advisory Services Associate OR Senior Associate
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Weaver has built a nationwide presence on an unwavering commitment to its clients’ success, acting with integrity and always striving to transcend expectations. The firm has grown to be the 37th largest firm in the United States, according to INSIDE Public Accounting; it is also ranked the largest independent accounting firm based in the Southwest by Accounting Today magazine. Weaver employs more than 700 people in nine offices from coast to coast. The firm has Texas offices in Austin, Conroe, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Midland and San Antonio, as well as offices in Los Angeles and New York City.
From Fortune 500 multinational companies to start-ups, Weaver is a national firm serving commercial, financial services and government clients. The firm is particularly well known in the financial services, energy, manufacturing and distribution, construction, technology, real estate and health care industries, as well as the public sector. Weaver services go beyond traditional assurance and tax services to include risk advisory, transaction advisory, IT advisory, energy compliance and consulting, forensics and litigation services, and specialty tax services such as international tax, state and local tax and private client services. Learn more at www.weaver.com.
Position Summary: This position is primarily responsible for execution of various engagement tasks within assigned areas and assists where necessary to complete the objectives of the overall engagement. This position should have a basic understanding of accounting and audit concepts, including internal control theory and internal audit standards. This position should be able to execute delegated tasks within the allotted timeframe, identify issues and escalate issue identified to appropriate supervisory personnel where appropriate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Core Competency is the demonstrated ability to carry out the primary responsibilities of the job which should be reflected in the essential duties section of the job description.
§ Learn and execute documentation initiatives in assigned areas using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal control framework.
§ Demonstrate a familiarity with the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) standards and the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).
§ Demonstrate an understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and common audit procedures and techniques.
§ Demonstrate an understanding of technical accounting literature within the GAAP and SEC hierarchies and is able to research issues and provide management with coherent information on routine, non-complex issues.
§ Work closely with all experienced team members to identify and resolve issues encountered in performance of assignments through effective and timely communication.
§ Consistently perform and take ownership of assigned engagements under the supervision of more experienced team members.
§ Demonstrate the ability to plan, perform, and deliver work independently with limited supervision on smaller engagements.
§ Prepare complete and accurate workpapers and assist with engagement planning and/or reporting as necessary.
§ Keep supervisors apprised of engagement and scheduling issues on a timely basis.
§ Work with direct report manager to develop an appropriate plan of professional development and take responsibility to ensure that plan is executed.
§ Regularly makes efforts to progress professionally by working toward passing the CPA or CIA exam.
§ Develop an understanding of the client’s industry, operations, and accounting system.
§ Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels.
§ Has effective and clear workpaper and documentation techniques.
§ Demonstrate mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strive for adherence.
§ Adhere to the Firm’s policies and procedures, core values, demonstrate their importance to others, and provide input to management on suggested modifications to Firm policies and procedures as necessary.
§ Be familiar with and adhere to relevant ethical requirements of the AICPA, contained in the Code of Professional Conduct , the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, and the Texas Society of CPA’s in discharging their professional responsibilities.
§ Understand and adhere to rules, regulations, and code of professional conduct as stipulated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, unless it would cause an undue hardship. The employee or potential employee still has his or her responsibility to be able to perform the essential duties of the position.
§ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
§ Masters degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is preferred.
§ Basic familiarity with GAAP, GAAS, and IIA standards.
§ Basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Visio.
§ Sufficient technical skills to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.
§ CPA, CPA candidate, CIA, or CIA candidate preferred, with 1 – 2 + years or more experience in public accounting and/or industry experience (internal audit and/or staff accountant responsibilities).
Eligible for Employee Referral Program