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Audit Senior Associate

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Location: Portland, OR

Date Posted: June 3, 2014

Source: Oregon Employment Department

## Description Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As a part of a dynamic, global professional services organization of more than 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader in our profession. We work with our clients to improve their overall financial reporting processes and we see our audit service as more than numbers and compliance. Our goal is to help our clients better understand their business. We consider it our responsibility to keep our clients informed throughout the year of any accounting, financial or regulatory developments that may impact their business. 

AUDIT SENIOR ASSOCIATE POSITION SUMMARY:
 Would you like to join a team of trusted business advisors passionate about providing their clients with superior audits and exceptional service? When Grant Thornton undertakes an engagement to audit a company''s financial statements and/or ...
## Description Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As a part of a dynamic, global professional services organization of more than 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader in our profession. We work with our clients to improve their overall financial reporting processes and we see our audit service as more than numbers and compliance. Our goal is to help our clients better understand their business. We consider it our responsibility to keep our clients informed throughout the year of any accounting, financial or regulatory developments that may impact their business. 

AUDIT SENIOR ASSOCIATE POSITION SUMMARY:
 Would you like to join a team of trusted business advisors passionate about providing their clients with superior audits and exceptional service? When Grant Thornton undertakes an engagement to audit a company''s financial statements and/or internal controls over financial reporting, we understand that to deliver a true quality audit, that the underlying activities and operations that give rise to the accounting entries need to be reviewed and understood. We provide insightful and sound operational advice, recommend process improvement strategies, and offer suggestions to manage risk. Our professionals are thought leaders providing personalized attention and quality service to our clients. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
* Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality. 
* Execute assigned client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, budgeting, directing and completing assigned tasks of the integrated and financial statement audit, and managing the engagement to budget. 
* Supervise, train, and mentor assigned audit associates and interns on audit process, and assess the performance of the audit staff for engagement reviews. 
* Work with members of the audit team to identify and resolve any client issues discovered during audit process. 
* Gain a comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes and business objectives, and utilize that knowledge on the audit engagement. 
* Research and analyze accounting issues and transactions, and any audit-related or tax-related issues utilizing electronic databases, while employing authorized audit software to review and compile financial information. 
* Develop and communicate with the client recommendations for business and process improvements. 
* Maintain a good working relationship with client personnel to enhance customer satisfaction, and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services. 
* Actively participate in audit planning meetings, closing meetings and committee meetings as a key member of the audit team. 
* Assist audit partners and senior management on client proposals and business development calls. 
* Participate in on-going audit staff recruiting efforts as needed. 
* Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis. ## 

Qualifications REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
 
* A Bachelor''s degree in Accounting or a related business field. 150 semester hours of education is required. 
* Three to five years of progressive audit experience in a public accounting firm or a professional services firm required. 
* CPA or parts of the CPA exam passed is preferred. A desire to obtain the CPA license is required. 
* Audit experience with in the financial services industry is desirable. 
* Demonstrated ability to supervise other audit staff while managing multiple client engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive results-based team environment. 
* Exceptional client service with a demonstrated ability to develop
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