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Associate Quality Control Principal

Company: Withum
Location: East Brunswick
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

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WithumSmith+Brown, P.C., 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 Time
Reviewing financial statements of commercial and financial service clients for compliance with professional and Firm standards, including engagement team interaction
Reviewing working papers and complex accounting transactions for completeness and accuracy
Creating and implementing specific proactive Firm-wide policies and concepts that continuously improve the quality of our Audit and Accounting practice
Assisting in the planning and execution of various projects to provide support in connection with our Peer Review and other regulatory inspections
Functioning as a Firm resource on the research of technical issues involving complex accounting, auditing, and other regulatory matters
Advising regarding existing or potential financial reporting or auditing issues
Assisting 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 standards
Maintaining professional and appropriate conduct; with the ability to act as a Firm representative in various situations
Promoting and monitoring compliance with regulations and ethical standards set forth by the Firm and other governing bodies
Preparing position papers and implementation guidance regarding newly issued technical pronouncements
Developing professionally through reading, attending trainings/seminars/CPE, and accepting challenging projects
Understanding general business trends and how they may relate to client needs/issues

The types of candidates we are looking for have many of the following attributes:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
10+ years of progressively challenging Public Accounting experience
CPA Licensure
Excellent 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 audits
Ability 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 AICPA
Experience with SEC and PCAOB filings
Willingness to go above and beyond
Willingness to assist in development of staff and other recruiting initiatives
Demonstrate leadership abilities
We 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 he or she is a protected veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Keywords: Withum, East Brunswick , Associate Quality Control Principal, Accounting, Auditing , East Brunswick, New Jersey

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