Experienced Staff Auditor - Alexandria, VA

KWC Certified Public Accountants - Alexandria, VA

Full-time$75,000 - $95,000 a year

As a member of KWC’s audit team, the staff auditor assists inplanning and performing audits of nonprofit organizations, governmentcontractors, and construction companies. Your duties will include preparationof audit workpapers, financial statements, and tax returns. You’ll work closelywith a close-knit group of fellow auditors who enjoy sharing knowledge andpooling resources to complete projects. Our firm is unique in that you will begiven a great deal of autonomy in your job duties and in pursuing your careerpath, while still being able to bounce ideas off your team members in acollaborative environment. We want you to grow professionally and contributeyour individual expertise to help grow our firm.

A typical day might include the following:

  • Set up and preparation of audit files in CCH® ProSystem fx®Engagement
  • Perform audit testing/fieldwork on-site at client facilities asinstructed by the engagement in-charge, with goal towards ability to workindependently on future engagements
  • Assist with wrap-up after audit fieldwork to include finalizingworkpapers and checklists using PPC Smart Audit
  • Preparation of draft financial statements and related auditdocuments, with goal to move towards review after establishing proficiency
  • Preparation of tax returns for audit clients in CCH® ProSystemfx® Tax, with goal to move towards review after establishing proficiency
  • Train and develop other staff members
  • Attending CPE to remain up-to-date on changes in GAAP and taxlaws

As a staff auditor, you’ll work with experienced senior-levelauditors in order to advance your technical proficiency and jobresponsibilities and, in turn, your career within our firm. Our mission for ouremployees is the same as for our clients: helping you achieve success. The fasteryou advance in your position, the faster you can be teaching our nextgeneration of recruits to the firm.

Thisposition is based out of the Alexandria, Virginia office.

Jobrequirements include the following:

  • 3+ years of public accounting experience
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in accounting, with a CPA license or are actively pursuing a CPA license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, thorough and organized
  • Professional image and positive attitude
  • Team player that wants their voice heard and is receptive to constructive feedback
  • Ability to work in paperless environment

Jobresponsibilities include the following:

  • Supervise, schedule and train lower level staff
  • Review and preparation of financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Client fieldwork, meetings and correspondence
  • Individual, partnership and corporate income tax return preparation

Who We Are

We are a growing public accounting firm (top 25in Virginia, as measured by the number of CPAs on staff) with a greatreputation in the business community, diversified practice and a high-tech workenvironment. We have received the ‘Best Places to Work’ designation from bothVirginia Business magazine and Accounting Today and have been named a TopWorkplace by the Washington Post. We are an independent alliance member of BDO,a national accounting firm. Our Richmond, Virginia office is located at 5911West Broad Street. Our headquarters is located in Alexandria, Virginia, closeto the 395 / Edsall Road West Exit.

KWC specializes in providing tax, audit, accounting and businessadvisory services for privately held businesses, individuals, estates, trusts, nonprofitorganizations, and employee benefit plans. Our diverse client base servedincludes industries such as professional service firms, government contractors,non-profits, real estate, construction and specialty contractors, andhealthcare providers.

Benefits We Offer

KWC offers a competitive compensation package with insurancebenefits that include health, vision and dental coverage, as well ascompany-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance. We also offer a401(k) plan, and we contribute 3% of your pay each year. You’ll be eligible toparticipate after 60 days of employment, at which time you’ll be 100% vested.

Additional benefits

  • Flexible summer hours
  • Paid time off starting at 15 days per year
  • Some ability to work remotely
  • Meals, snacks and other perks during the taxbusy season
  • “Dress for your day” – business attire chosenby staff based on daily schedule
  • Free parking
  • Company-paid continuing professional educationcourses (online, live seminars, etc.) and memberships/licensing fees
  • Bonus for obtaining your CPA license andreimbursement of examination and application fees

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $95,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • CPA (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Signing bonus
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction