Audit Senior McConnell & Jones LLP is a highly diverse CPA firm providing comprehensive financial, accounting and business advisory services to national and international clients. Founded in 1987 with an emphasis on providing assurance and tax service to the public and private sector, McConnell & Jones has since grown to encompass all aspects of business management, risk advisory and business consulting to private and public companies as well as nonprofit organizations, municipalities and state and federal government agencies across the country. With offices in Houston, Dallas and Austin, Texas, as well as Washington DC, McConnell & Jones places emphasis on providing high-level services with technology-driven, secure solutions The firm is ranked among the top 10 percent of accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans and is consistently listed as a top 20 accounting firms by the Houston Business Journal. For additional information, please visit www.mcconnelljones.com . Job Summary Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles; knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Government Auditing Standards (GAS Yellow Book) and Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Standards (GAGAS) a plus Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs Good oral and written communication skills Either holds a current and valid certified public accountant's license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam Essential Functions Perform diversified accounting, auditing and consulting assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager/director and partner Plan and organize audits; communicate with client management regarding timing of fieldwork and client assistance levels and communicate effectively with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to client Supervise staff during audits which includes directing and instructing assistants, where applicable, in performing work and reviewing work papers Perform the broadest range of auditor tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers/directors or partners is kept to a minimum Assume responsibility for all aspects of audit fieldwork; meets time constraints and client deadlines Assure that the audit work papers contain collaborating evidence to support the objectives Study and evaluate clients' internal controls Assign work to staff members on the basis of their knowledge and capabilities Prepare audit reports, including all relevant disclosures Support training of staff auditors and assist managers in development of staff to provide a high level of capability and competence Research increasingly complex accounting issues Possess creativity in evaluating audit and accounting service procedures and recommend improvements in those systems Supervises multiple engagements simultaneously Prepares other reports, projects and duties as may be assigned Looks for opportunities to provide additional services to clients Develops network of referral sources through active involvement in professional and civic organizations Audit Senior Required Education & Experience Bachelor's degree or master degree in Accounting Minimum of 2 - 3 years of 5 years of experience CPA License highly preferred Equal Employment Opportunity Statement McConnell & Jones is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. McConnell & Jones policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment-qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans and other protected veterans.