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Job Summary

BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

The Audit Associate will be responsible for preparing financial statements with disclosures, applying basic areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position may also be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements.

Essential Duties/Functions

Control Environment
Applies knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures by:
- Identifying and considering all applicable policies, laws, rules, and regulations of the firm, regulators, or other authoritative bodies as part of engagement team;
- Making constructive suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures;
- Documenting and validating the operating effectiveness of the clients’ internal control system.

Applies knowledge and understanding of governing principles; applying these principles to client transactions; and documenting and communicating an understanding and application of these principles by:
- Providing support of conclusions with authoritative literature;
- Drafting basic sets of financial statements with disclosures;
- Researching intermediate areas of accounting and forming an initial opinion on the correct treatment independently;

Applies knowledge and understanding of professional standards; application of the principles contained in professional standards; and the ability to document and communicate an understanding and application of professional standards on an engagement by:
- Developing and applying an intermediate knowledge of auditing theory, a sense of audit skepticism, and the use of BDO audit manuals;
- Applying auditing theory to various client situations;
- Documenting in line with BDO policy, identifying deviations and notifying more senior team members in order to obtain appropriate approvals;
- Applying knowledge to identify instances where testing may be reduced or expanded and notifying more senior team members of the occurrence ;
- Contributing ideas/opinions to the engagement teams;

Applies knowledge and application of BDO standards to guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products by:
- Completing all appropriate documentation of BDO work papers;
- Ensuring assigned work is performed in accordance with BDO methodology and requirements

Applies methodology used to seek or maintain information from authoritative sources and to draw conclusions regarding a target issue based on the information by:
- Researching basic and intermediate accounting topics and forming an initial opinion on the treatment independently.



- Bachelors degree in Accounting or other relevant field required
- Masters in Accountancy or other relevant field preferred

- Leadership experience preferred
- Accounting based internship preferred

- Eligible to sit for the CPA exams upon starting employment required
- CPA preferred

- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Prior experience with various assurance applications and research tools preferred

Other Preferred Knowledge, Skills Abilities:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to follow instructions as directed
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting
- Takes appropriate actions without being asked
- Basic understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit of a basic public and/or private company

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57906323
  • Location:
    Arizona, United States
    California, United States
    Connecticut, United States
    Dist. Columbia, United States
    Florida, United States
    Georgia, United States
    Illinois, United States
    Indiana, United States
    Maryland, United States
    Massachusetts, United States
    Michigan, United States
    Minnesota, United States
    Missouri, United States
    Nevada, United States
    New Jersey, United States
    New York, United States
    North Carolina, United States
    Ohio, United States
    Pennsylvania, United States
    South Carolina, United States
    Texas, United States
    Virginia, United States
    Washington, United States
    New York, Yukon Territory, United States
  • Position Title: Audit Associate - Fall 2021 / Winter 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022
  • Company Name: BDO
  • Industry: Accounting/Finance
  • Job Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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