Staff Audit Accountant

Division: Accounting/Finance

  • Location: Wexford, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #203
  • Salary: $60,000

General Description:

A Staff Audit Accountant performs the detail work of a financial audit under the supervision of a Senior Audit Accountant. Staff Audit Accountants will often start to direct small audits in their second year. It is expected that staff at this level can accomplish a large portion of the overall testing of an audit once trained.  Additionally, strong communication skills are a necessity as this role will need to work through questions or audit issues with the client.  A Staff Audit Accountant must also be able to document testing in way that is easily reviewed.


A Staff Audit Accountant is expected to perform a variety of responsibilities. 
These responsibilities will include:

  • Ability to perform detailed processes and testing of balance sheet and income statement accounts.  This list includes, but is not limited to the following:
    • Control walk throughs and documentation
    • Testing of cash & reconciliations to the Trial Balance
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Inventory observations/ Inventory analytical testing
    • Prepaid Expenses
    • Investments
    • Other Asset items
    • Property, Plant and Equipment (Fixed assets)
    • Notes Payable
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accrued and other Current Liabilities
    • Income taxes (if applicable)
    • Other Liabilities
    • Equity
    • Revenue
    • Expenses
  • Drafting of various letters and communication; such as engagement letters, management representation letters, and SAS114P, SAS114C, and SAS115 letters.
  • Knowledge of how to calculate a sample sizes
  • Ability to Foot, Recalculate, Verify, Trace and Reference the financial statements
  • Import, Export, Convert, Type
  • Materiality calculation
  • Working knowledge of the following software: Microsoft Office, CSA, SMART, PPC, and other audit related software.

Staff Audit Accountant Goals:

The goals of a Staff Audit Accountant are as follows:

  • To obtain a complete understanding of the roles and responsibilities within a mid-size regional public accounting firm; 
  • Hone technical proficiency in GAAP, GAAS, GASB, and other state regulations and other pertinent technical guidance;
  • Exemplify the firm’s core values through internal firm involvement, attitude and work ethic;
  • Begin an effort to complete or complete CPA certification;
  • Develop client rapport and relationships with clients which you have direct contact;
  • Develop positive internal relationships with coworkers;
  • Begin to develop a professional network, through which, current and future marketing/sales opportunities can be generated. 
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