Position Description

Audit Associate II
Location Los Angeles, CA
Job Code 2005
# of openings 1
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About Weaver

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 35th 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.

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 financial services, energy, manufacturing and distribution, construction, technology, real estate, health care and government.. 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

Summary: Perform procedures as assigned on engagements and help with any other duties necessary to complete an engagement.

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.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of technical accounting literature within the GAAP and SEC hierarchies and is able to research issues and provide management with relevant information and technical guidance 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.

  • Assist with performing engagement planning activities related to assigned engagements.

  • Consistently perform and take ownership of assigned areas, small projects, and small engagements under the supervision of more experienced team members.

  • Assist with financial statement, workpaper, and/or other report preparation.

  • 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.

  • Working towards CPA license.

  • Prepare audit workpaper documentation that is complete, well organized, and timely.

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the client’s operations and accounting system.

  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication

    with client personnel at appropriate levels.

  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in client and team interactions.

  • Demonstrate mindfulness of project budget and deadlines and deliver assignments on time and within budget.

  • 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.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • 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.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or related field is preferred.

Skills:

  • Experience in Alternative Investments preferred (hedge, private equity, venture capital, real estate and/or other private investment funds)

  • Basic familiarity with GAAP and GAAS.

  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Sufficient technical skills to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • CPA candidate required, CPA preferred.

  • With 1 – 2 + years or more experience in public accounting or its equivalent.

Weaver is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Employee Referral Program Eligible 

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