Risk Advisory Services Associate I

Weaver - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)

Originally founded in 1950, Weaver currently has approximately 650 employees in nine U.S. locations. The firm has seven Texas offices in Austin, Conroe, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Midland and San Antonio, as well as offices in Los Angeles and New York. Weaver is ranked the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest by Accounting Today magazine. The firm is also ranked #38 among the top 50 accounting firms in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting , #40 among the top 100 firms according to Accounting Today and currently sits on the 2017 IPA Best of the Best public accounting firms list.

Weaver serves a broad range of clients including large national and international companies, public and privately-held businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities. In addition to traditional assurance and tax services, Weaver also provides numerous advisory services, including risk advisory; financial advisory; IT advisory; forensic accounting; litigation support; international; property tax; state and local tax; and wealth manage

Responsibilities include the following:
Learn and execute documentation initiatives in assigned areas using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal control framework.

Begin to demonstrate a familiarity with the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) standards and the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).

Obtain and understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and common audit procedures and techniques.

Begin to develop an understanding of technical accounting literature within the GAAP and SEC hierarchies and is able to research issues and provide management with coherent information on routine, non-complex issues.

Work closely with all experienced team members to identify and resolve issues encountered in performance of assignments through effective and timely communication.

Consistently perform and take ownership of assigned areas, small projects, and small engagements under the supervision of more experienced team members.

Prepare complete and accurate workpapers and assist with engagement planning and/or reporting as necessary.

Keep supervisors apprised of engagement and scheduling issues on a timely basis.

Work with direct report manager to develop an appropriate plan of professional development and take responsibility to ensure that plan is executed.

Regularly makes efforts to progress professionally by working toward passing the CPA or CIA exam.

Develop an understanding of the client’s industry, operations, and accounting system.

Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels.

Maintain appropriate professionalism in client and team interactions.

Has effective and clear workpaper and documentation techniques.

Demonstrate mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strive for adherence.

Adhere to the Firm’s policies and procedures, Core values, demonstrate their importance to others, and provide input to management on suggested modifications to Firm policies and procedures as necessary.

Be familiar with and adhere to relevant ethical requirements of the AICPA, contained in the Code of Professional Conduct, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, and the Texas Society of CPA’s in discharging their professional responsibilities.

Understand and adhere to rules, regulations, and code of professional conduct as stipulated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Corporate Compliance Responsibilities:
Understands and adheres to the policies and procedures compliance standards as set forth by Weaver and Tidwell, LLP. Ensure that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.

Job Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, unless it would cause an undue hardship. The employee or potential employee still has his or her responsibility to be able to perform the essential duties of the position.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Masters degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is preferred.

Sufficient coursework to qualify for eligibility to sit for CPA and/or CIA exams

Basic familiarity with GAAP, GAAS, and IIA standards.

Basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Visio.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a fluid working environment.

Sufficient technical skills to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.

CPA, CPA candidate, CIA, or CIA candidate preferred, with 2 to 3 + years or more experience in public accounting and/or industry experience (internal audit and/or staff accountant responsibilities).

Eligible for Employee Referral Program