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Internal Audit Senior

Location: Greenwood Village, CO
Job # 11583320
Date Posted: 11-09-2018
Internal Audit Senior
Public Accounting – Growing CPA Firm
Denver – South Metro / Englewood
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

2-4 Years’ Internal Audit or Public Accounting Audit Experience
IT Audit Experience or Financial Industry Client Experience Helpful
Company has Consistent 10-Yr Growth at 10-15%/Yr w/ National Niche & Excellent Benefits

Company Information
How many CPA firms in Denver can say they’ve grown at a 10-15% rate consistently for the past 12 years – even through the recession several years ago? Navigator Recruiting knows of no other such firms in the metro Denver area but this one, which has grown from 12 employees in 2006 to 180 employees now. This incredible CPA firm is still growing, expanding, and opening new service offerings – and is on track to become a $30M company in 2020. The 180-employee firm is a local firm but competes nationally with the Big 4 in a particular real estate/financial services market segment and is seen as a leader in this segment on a national level. The average client size for this firm is in the $10 - $200M range. The firm offers a very collaborative environment without any politics. Staff can walk into any partner’s office and have a conversation. This firm is a bright shining star of an example of what it can be like to work for a CPA firm with partners who are true visionaries, good people and good developers of people. There are certainly opportunities to become Partner with this firm if that’s something the chosen candidate desires.

The Business Advisory Services Internal Audit Senior Associate is responsible for developing, implementing and managing internal audit engagements. The Internal Audit Senior Associate will work with the client to develop an effective, value driven internal audit approach and to execute the plan in a timely manner.
  • Provide high quality, professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and projects in line with BAS practices
  • Manage day-to-day engagement operations, including preparing regular status updates with concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues; demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks, communicating potential conflicts to leadership
  • Develop thorough risk assessments, evaluate internal controls design; identify key risks and controls, develop and or review audit programs, benchmark financial and operational processes and controls, as well as, perform controls optimization
  • Create high quality deliverables using appropriate business and technical language, especially developing and reviewing audit programs or testing steps, adapting an audit program to suit a client’s specific environment, and/or design controls evaluations and testing work plans
  • Contribute to teams focused on advisory projects and assist engagement management to successfully complete engagement objectives
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities for clients and communicate findings to senior management and client personnel
  • Participate in business development efforts by supporting targeting, proposal development, risk management, and contracting processes
  • Mentor staff, interns and new hires
  • Attained a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university, preferably in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accounting license or working toward appropriate certification (i.e. CISA or CIA)
  • Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and audit preparation software
  • Ability to work additional hours, as needed, and travel to clients, as required (less than 25% travel expected)
  • Two to four years of progressive experience in public accounting or corporate internal audit delivering internal audit services with in-charge experience
  • Experience with financial institutions and/or mortgage banking preferred
  • Experience performing financial, operational, and system audits, as well as business process controls reviews
  • Ability to supervise staff and lead engagements
  • Strong leadership, recruiting, training and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to think independently and be a thought leader, demonstrate a professional demeanor, and a can-do attitude
  • Detail oriented, able to work according to schedules and work plans, able to ask good questions and request help, as needed
  • Ability to work additional hours and travel, as needed
Personal & Professional Development
  • Understand company and its service lines and actively assess/present ways to apply knowledge and services
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships
  • Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis
  • Diligently work towards CPA licensure if not already licensed
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