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Available Positions

Assurance (Accounting and Auditing) Senior Associate

Assurance Services

Posting Date: Aug. 1st, 2016

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Salary: Depending on qualifications

Education: B.A./B.S. degree

Job Summary:

CLIENT SERVICE EXCELLENCE

  • Manages proper communication during the engagement (phone, e-mail, face to face)
  • Takes initiative to stay in contact with appropriate client personnel throughout the year, not limiting communication to only during the audit
  • Acts in a professional manner in all client and team interactions
  • Manages engagement to meet deliverable deadlines; identifies roadblocks, understands critical milestones to meet client service expectations
  • Plays a key role in execution of audit engagement from planning to wrap-up
  • Possesses an understanding of the client’s business and industry; including competitors, trends and key customers
  • Participates in annual engagement process improvements
  • Reacts to change quickly and keeps audit engagement on track (timing, budget, etc.)
  • Takes initiative to identify best practices and improvements for next year, and considers applicability of best practices for other clients

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT/RELATIONSHIPS

  • Trains staff through on-the-job training and facilitating internal CPE
  • Provides real-time and ongoing constructive feedback (both positive & negative) to entire engagement team
  • Successfully has difficult conversations with clients and engagement team members
  • Possesses the maturity to serve as a role model for staff (client interactions, WorkLife integration, etc.)

PRODUCTIVITY & BUSINESS GROWTH

  • Meets charge hour and margin goals
  • Understands engagement economics and factors that impact realization
  • Develops budgets for new or existing clients incorporating knowledge of items that affect a budget (financial statements, industry, size, etc.)
  • Monitors engagement budgets and is aware of out of scope work and proactively communicates potential issues to appropriate team member
  • Maintains and develops professional network of peers

 

Essential Job Functions:

EXPERTISE

  • Able to research an accounting topic and form a conclusion to be reviewed by appropriate team member (Manager or Partner)
  • Understands risk assessment process and applies knowledge in completing all related forms in the front of file; understands the impact of risk elements on the work performed
  • Successfully completes the planning forms for a new client
  • Develops audit program steps to effectively address risks identified in planning and new pronouncements applicable to client
  • Completes an effective in-charge level review of file, ensuring all necessary documentation to support conclusions is included in the audit file
  • Prepares complex financial report (statements, footnotes and any supplemental information) and all other client deliverables
  • Understands cash flow effects of complex activities (non-cash, acquisitions, etc.)
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to more effectively and efficiently audit under the risk based standards
  • Applies industry trends to analytics, formulating expectations and determining reasonableness
  • Demonstrates self-awareness of personal strengths and development areas

 

Qualifications:
  • B.A./B.S. degree
  • Public accounting experience or equivalent
  • Understanding of GAAS and GAAP
  • Demonstrates an ability to in-charge an engagement
  • CPA license

 

Contact Information:
John Gustafson

Tax Services Senior Associate

Tax Services

Posting Date: Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Salary: Based on Experience

Education: B.A./B.S. degree in Accounting

Job Summary:

CLIENT SERVICE EXCELLENCE

  • Acts as a supervisor to ensure client work is performed within time, scope, budget and bills client for completed work
  • Sees the “big picture” for client’s business, objectives and industry and thinks creatively to solve business problems
  • Scopes engagement, manages client expectations, ensures satisfaction and communicates upward
  • Takes responsibility for service quality, thoroughness and accuracy; proactively works with client to gather data and follow-up on open items
  • Stays current on regulatory and industry issues and shares applicable information with others
  • Assesses problem/issue materiality and interprets the implications for the client; understands client’s tolerance for risk
  • Participates as a confident knowledge resource and idea generator in client meetings and sales calls
  • Consistently takes on work outside of “comfort zone”; asks for stretch assignments to develop
  • Assists in billing client for work
  • Builds and maintains client relationships through direct contact at appropriate levels of the organization on assigned engagements; consistently provides timely response to client and internal requests.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT/RELATIONSHIPS

  • Dedicates time to coaching others in tax software knowledge, business process, research skills/resources, technical expertise, planning and project management skills via on the job training
  • Proactively communicates work/project status with engagement team and client in a direct and respectful manner
  • Takes ownership of personal career goals and seeks out mentors, advisors and coaches within the firm to help achieve aspirations
  • Recognizes role in executing change management
  • Builds relationships with A & A team to ensure client service excellence through an integrated service approach
  • Recognizes resource/team capabilities (background, experience, strengths and weaknesses), aligns the right talent to the work, delegates work effectively and holds team accountable for deliverables by consistently providing     real-time feedback both for reinforcement and for improvement (e.g., recognizes contributions; confronts inappropriate behavior)
  • Develops loyalty and trust with team and with client
  • Attends recruiting events to build the practice
  • Delivers CPE and other training
  • Targets written or verbal communication to appropriate audience

PRODUCTIVITY & BUSINESS GROWTH

  • Seeks business development opportunities through new or existing contacts
  • Demonstrates consultative sales and service skills
  • Alert to client needs that may result in growth opportunity for the firm and communicates to team and client
  • Builds knowledge of services offered by the firm and McGladrey Alliance and effectively presents ideas to clients that result in additional services
  • Understands our business, how we generate profit, and has the ability to think tactically and act quickly to capitalize on an opportunity
  • Promotes the brand through interacting with clients, recruits and personal network
  • Meets and manages margin goals (self)
  • Meets budget and/or realization goals for engagements (self and team); communicates reasons if exceeding

Essential Job Functions:

EXPERTISE

  • Reviews research findings, tax returns and client tax work papers, ensures conclusions are consistent with firm policies and professional standards, and determines implications and best course of action for client
  • Documents research and planning to share with client team, colleagues and client.
  • Demonstrates awareness of firm’s risk management policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and applies tax planning concepts
  • Recognizes the ‘go to’ professionals in the firm and with McGladrey Alliance for specialized knowledge
  • Solid understanding of tax codes, regulations, rulings and case law
  • Recognizes industry trends and their the potential opportunities for savings & risk reduction applicable to the client’s business and tax burden
  • Demonstrates self-awareness of personal strengths and developmental areas
  • Builds industry and topic specialization, e.g., major/minor

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. degree in Accounting
  • Solid accounting skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of tax
  • Experience preparing returns and researching tax issues
  • CPA License
Contact Information:
John Gustafson

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