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Audit Senior - DC Based ~ Federal Auditing

McConnell Jones

Washington, DC

$52,000 - $60,000 per year
Full Time

Posted 6 days ago


McConnell Jones are advertising $52,000 - $60,000 per year for this role. This is below DirectlyApply's estimated salary of $87,188 per year based on similar job postings.


Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Pension (401K)

Education & Experience

This role would benefit from having:

Postgraduate Degree

Job Description

Who we are
At McConnell Jones, we aim to be a catalyst for positive growth fostering an environment where unique perspectives come together to enhance client solutions. As the 2nd largest African American owned CPA firm, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work, the tenure of our clients, and our own diversity—nearly two-thirds of our people are from an ethnically diverse background. The diversity of our people empowers the diversity of our client solutions, as captured by the firm’s tagline, Diverse Thinking | Unique Perspectives.
Our Mission: To foster an environment where unique perspectives come together to enhance client solutions.
Our Vision: To be a catalyst for positive growth through the power of diverse thinking.
Our Values: Creativity, Inclusion, Transparency, Accountability
Position is located in Washington D.C. Must be eligible to obtain Security Clearance.
What you will do
The Audit Senior will perform audit duties for State and Local Government (SLG) and Not For Profit or Federal audit engagements. Will have knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)/Yellow Book and Government Auditing Standards (GASB).
Perform diversified accounting, auditing, and consulting assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager/director, and partner.
Plan and organize audits; communicate with client management regarding timing of fieldwork and client assistance levels; and communicate effectively with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to client.
Supervise staff auditors which includes directing and instructing staff, where applicable, in performing work and reviewing work papers.
Perform the necessary tasks to reduce the direct participation of supervisors, managers/directors or partners.
Assume responsibility for managing fieldwork, budgets and client deadlines.
Assure that the audit work papers contain corroborating evidence to support the objectives.
Review and evaluate clients’ internal controls.
Assign work to staff members on the basis of their knowledge and capabilities.
Research complex accounting issues and provide manager/director with possible solutions.
Evaluate audit and accounting service procedures and recommend improvements in those systems.
Coaching staff, evaluating performance, providing on-the-job training, and counseling employees to strengthen knowledge/skills/development. Preparing personnel evaluation forms as required/requested.
As part of our compliance program, all team members are required to follow industry leading data and system security practices.
What you need
Bachelor’s degree and pursuing CPA track with eligible accounting credits.
Minimum 3 years of experience (public accounting experience preferred).
Either holds a current and valid CPA license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.
Strong technical accounting knowledge of GASB Basic Financial Statements for State and Local Governments or Non-Profit organizations.
Strong background in technical accounting of GAAP, FASB, GASB, and/or basic financial statements.
Strong background in auditing standards of GAAS, GAGAS/Yellow Book, AICPA, and/or GAO.
Proficiency in use of computers, computer accounting software, and audit software programs.
Good oral and written communication skills; good presentation skills required.
Must be eligible to obtain Security Clearance.
What we offer
Generous PTO.
Reimbursement for home office equipment.
Partial reimbursement for cell phone and home internet.
11 paid company holidays with 3 floating.
Medical plan with HSA employer contribution, Dental, Vision available 1st of the month after start date.
Company paid Long Term Disability.
Company paid Life Insurance.
401k with company match up to 4% and 100% vested from day one.
Certification Reimbursement program.
CPA exam review benefit with Becker CPA.
Employee Referral bonus opportunities from $1,000 to $5,000 per hired referral.
Relocation assistance available.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
McConnell & Jones is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. McConnell & Jones policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment-qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and other protected veterans.

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