Accounting Quality Control Associate Principal

Washington, DC
Aug 15, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Full Time
Looking to work at a firm that encourages a work life balance?Withum is a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm, helping clients to Be in a Position of StrengthSM in today's modern business landscape. Withum empowers clients with innovative tools and solutions to address their accounting, tax and overall business management needs. Withum is a place where talent thrives. We recruit only the best and brightest people, with a genuine passion for the business.The Associate Quality Control Principal is responsible for managing technical accounting and auditing matters in the Firm, including research and overseeing quality in the Firm's accounting and auditing practice to help ensure compliance with professional standards. The Associate Quality Control Principal is responsible for reviewing financial statements, assisting engagement teams with the resolution of complex issues, mentoring staff on technical audit and accounting issues, and assisting with overall Firm regulatory compliance. In addition, this position will require a strong understanding of select industry practices in order to assist engagement teams in identifying and communicating performance enhancements for the client. This position is also requires continuous improvements of quality control in all financial reporting services to help minimize Firm risk. Associate Quality Control Principals are responsible for overseeing multiple projects and engagements simultaneously.How You'll Spend Your TimeReviewing financial statements of commercial and financial service clients for compliance with professional and Firm standards, including engagement team interactionReviewing working papers and complex accounting transactions for completeness and accuracyCreating and implementing specific proactive Firm-wide policies and concepts that continuously improve the quality of our Audit and Accounting practiceAssisting in the planning and execution of various projects to provide support in connection with our Peer Review and other regulatory inspectionsFunctioning as a Firm resource on the research of technical issues involving complex accounting, auditing, and other regulatory mattersAdvising regarding existing or potential financial reporting or auditing issuesAssisting with other specific technical projects as requested, such as independence matters, research projects, Quality Control Document revisions, training initiatives, etc.Demonstrating competency of technical skills, work quality, and the application of professional and Firm standardsMaintaining professional and appropriate conduct; with the ability to act as a Firm representative in various situationsPromoting and monitoring compliance with regulations and ethical standards set forth by the Firm and other governing bodiesPreparing position papers and implementation guidance regarding newly issued technical pronouncementsDeveloping professionally through reading, attending trainings/seminars/CPE, and accepting challenging projectsUnderstanding general business trends and how they may relate to client needs/issuesThe types of candidates we are looking for have many of the following attributes:Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field10+ years of progressively challenging Public Accounting experienceCPA LicensureExcellent current technical GAAP and GAAS knowledge; possession of current CPE reflecting up-to-date technical knowledge.Experience with commercial entities, financial services entities and employee benefit plan auditsAbility to research complex accounting and auditing issues, including GAAP, GAAS, SSARS (compilation and review), SEC and PCAOB regulations.Knowledge of independence standards and quality control standards of the AICPAExperience with SEC and PCAOB filingsWillingness to go above and beyondWillingness to assist in development of staff and other recruiting initiativesDemonstrate leadership abilitiesWe are open to having the right candidate work remotely or in any one of our major office locations.Withum will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because they are a protected veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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