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Senior Audit Associate
PKF O'Connor Davies Bethesda, MD

Senior Audit Associate

PKF O'Connor Davies
Bethesda, MD
  • Full-Time

The Senior Audit Associate should be able to perform and direct the broadest range of accounting tasks. This person will assist the engagement partner and/or manager in the development of audit strategy, planning, review and interpretation of audit findings. The Senior 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 may include (but are not limited to):

Essential Duties:

  • Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS & SEC rules, where applicable).
  • 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 (Engagement, Accounting Research Manager and PPC ETools, etc.).
  • 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 report (statements, footnotes and any supplemental information) and all other client deliverables.
  • Understand cash flow effects of complex activities (non-cash, acquisitions, etc.).
  • Apply industry trends to analytics, formulate expectations and determine reasonableness.
  • Seek to understand the client's business as a whole, including competitors, trends and key customers and show sensitivity to the client culture and business strategy.
  • 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.
  • Perform a detailed effective in-charge level review of the team's work for finalization requirements.
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in written form and is capable of writing detailed document findings.
  • Manage engagement staff to meet deliverable deadlines; identifies roadblocks, and understands 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.


  • BA/BS Accounting degree from an accredited college/university required.
  • 3+ plus years of progressive audit experience in public accounting.
  • CPA certification or demonstrated progress towards obtaining CPA certification, including required 150-credit coursework.
  • Applied working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP, GAAS, and SEC rules where applicable) and accounting standards and procedures.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Familiarity with ProSystem FX Engagement.
  • Ability to meet challenging client requirements, provides services, and possesses strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and research abilities.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions and recommendations in client related matters pertaining to the audit.
  • Ability to travel to various client locations via personal car and work additional hours to meet client deliverables.

PKFODA is an equal opportunity employer. The Firm is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons in connection with hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation or other conditions of the employment relationship regardless of race, color, age, sex, marital status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, philosophy/religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, political affiliation or belief, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

To all staffing agencies: PKF O'Connor Davies Advisory, LLC ("PKFODA") will not be utilizing agencies to staff this position. Please do not forward resumes to PKFODA partners and/or employees at any of our locations regarding this position. Any recruiter who would like to partner with PKFODA on other positions must have an updated contractual agreement with PKFODA through the Director of Talent Acquisition. Please be reminded, PKFODA is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. All unsolicited resumes will become the property of PKFODA.



PKF O'Connor Davies

2 Bethesda Metro Center

Bethesda, MD
20814 USA


Finance and Insurance

Posted date

May 11, 2023

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PKF O'Connor Davies job posting for a Senior Audit Associate in Bethesda, MD with a salary of $86,500 to $106,200 Yearly with a map of Bethesda location.