Senior Audit Associate

Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-SF Bay Area | US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-San Ramon
Job ID 2022-5244
2 months ago
Armanino Trust & Assurance


As a Senior Associate, you will supervise and plan field audit engagements, supervise staff, recognize, research and perform moderately complex accounting areas of the client’s balance sheet and income statements. You will help to insure the completion of our clients’ annual reports ands interact accordingly with clients to identify and resolve field audit issues.


Essential Functions

  • Supervise, plan and perform audits, reviews, compilations, and various consulting client engagements.
  • Lead a team of up to five staff members under supervision of a Manager and/or Partner.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic and moderately complex workpaper preparation.
  • Exhibit strong analytical skills to evaluate financial data and relationships.
  • Continue to develop administrative, professional and interpersonal skills to the extent of being able to organize, analyze and communicate with both the engagement team and client personnel in a professional, productive and efficient manner.
  • Analyze financial statement data and draw logical conclusions.
  • Exercise professional skepticism in the critical assessment of audit evidence.
  • Research and analyze pertinent client, industry and technical matters.
  • Identify, assess, and document controls and weaknesses in client accounting systems
  • Thoroughly evaluate assigned areas of financial statements and identify potential points for improvement.  
  • Prepare clear and accurate workpapers
  • Update Managers and/or Partners of job status and assurance issues in timely manner
  • Develop understanding of client businesses related to assigned assurance areas
  • Know and apply specialized knowledge, for example, the rules, regulations, and code of ethics of the AICPA, be familiar with pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the AICPA, and applicable state regulations.
  • Understand and comply with the Firm’s quality control policy
  • Organize, analyze and communicate with both fellow auditors and client personnel in a professional, productive and efficient manner.
  • Perform timely review of staff workpapers and provide constructive feedback


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CPA license preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in public accounting in audit or assurance
  • Experience in supervising Audit staff professionals
  • Demonstrate understanding of applicable GAAP.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to research and analyze technical issues independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to teach and train others
  • Ability to identify internal control deficiencies and document management letter comments for purposes of communicating deficiencies and weaknesses to clients.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Engagement
  • Maintain neat and professional appearance
  • Possess a courteous, cooperative and professional attitude
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and desire to succeed
  • Display a commitment to acting in the best interest of the Firm
  • Practice discretion and discernment in dealing with client and Firm matters

Now, the fine print...

Armanino LLP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Armanino LLP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Armanino LLP expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Armanino LLP’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


For positions based in San Francisco, consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Apply for this job online
Email this job to a friend
Share on your newsfeed


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.