Assurance Senior Associate - Real Estate

CohnReznick LLP
Bethesda, MD
Sep 25, 2021
Sep 27, 2021
IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
CohnReznick currently has an exciting career opportunity in the Assurance team located in our Bethesda, MD office. We are looking for an experienced Senior Assurance Associate to join our Real Estate industry team.If you are:A highly dedicated professional with impressive credentials and driven by new challenges and growth opportunitiesA team player who believes in providing world-class client service and interested in becoming immersed in various industriesLooking for a work environment that values and promotes camaraderie, collaboration and giving back to the community Look ahead. Imagine more. And consider joining the CohnReznick team. We offer: Endless opportunities to contribute to one of the largest professional services firm in the USA unique culture that values collaboration in everything we doA team of professionals driven by a sense of excellence, integrity, commitment to lifelong learning, respect for one another, adaptability, and making a differenceA network of 2,700 professionals committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and giving back to the communities in which we live and workVaried career paths supported by strong professional development programs and resourcesA flexible work environment with competitive benefits ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Assurance Associate works directly with Managers and Partners of the firm. We help our Assurance Senior Associates grow and develop their career through collaborative workgroups and mentoring across peers and managers. Seniors are instrumental in mentoring and developing Associate level staff, and is the primary lead on client engagements walkthroughs, reviewing work papers, and helping to identify/resolve audit issues. Your focus will initially be on the following 3 areas:Audit and AccountingTask and Engagement ManagementPersonal and Professional Development Assurance Senior Associates review and prepare financial statements, footnotes, and work papers. They demonstrate professional creativity in dealing with client matters and make constructive suggestions to improve client operations. The Assurance Senior effectively analyzes client transactions, recognizing potential or existing problems, conducts appropriate research, and works closely with managers on resolving the issue. Specific duties include:Understanding the purpose of accounting and general ledger recording procedures.Performing accounting procedures and/or tax applications in accordance with firm standards and in an accurate, thorough and timely manner, including proposing journal entries to client general ledgersServing as the Engagement Lead on specific client accounts, taking responsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverableDeveloping a detailed engagement work plan, illustrating budgets and schedulesMonitoring project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to managers and/or partnersDeveloping a professional relationship with the client and serve as the primary point-of-contactRequired Skills: Education: BS/BA accounting; CPA designation or actively earning designationMinimum 2 years of Real Estate audit experience in a public accounting arena (experience with commercial real estate, working with owners and operators, and asset classes); Private Equity Real Estate a plusExcellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including knowledge in US GAAP, GAAS, and PCAOB rules and standards (experience with GAAP and income tax basis reporting; fair value reporting experience a plus)Knowledge of FAR and CASExperience running engagements from planning to deliveryExperience drafting financial statementsExceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationshipsStrong leadership, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skillsComputer expertise including knowledge of audit-preparation software and an understanding of the impact of technologyStrong research skillsProven technical skills with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; audit software, ProSystems or GoSystems, and Caseware experience a plusSolid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-taskWorks well in a fast pace environment and has demonstrated the ability to handle multiple deliverables simultaneously Experience supervising staff, a plus Learn Connect with us is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.#LI-TK1 #CB #GD