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Latitude, Inc. Senior Assurance Accountant in Bethesda, Maryland

Senior Assurance Accountant-

  • Need 2+ years? experience in a CPA/Public Accounting Firm

  • Need to have Assurance and/or Audit experience.

About the position


  • Must have a bachelor?s degree in accounting or similar field and must have acquired the 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam or have their CPA.

  • Proven experience as an auditor.

  • In-depth understanding of auditing and control practices.

  • Demonstrates a mastery of work paper techniques and correct documentation skills.

  • Demonstrates a mastery of software.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities.

  • Takes ownership of assigned engagements including communicating the status and progress of those engagements and completes within time-frame.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Prepares more complicated financial statements and footnote disclosures

  • Able to manage multiple tasks within time budgets.

  • Works with managers and above to plan engagements.

  • Able to research complex accounting issues and communicate requirements effectively.

  • Gains a comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes and business objectives.

  • Performs internal control walkthroughs at client.

  • Assumes ?in-charge? responsibilities for planning, fieldwork and wrap-up of engagements.

  • Uses knowledge and information of client to identify areas of need/opportunity.

  • Reviews staff level prepared work papers.

  • Able to manage multiple client engagements at any given time.

  • Able to manage current workload and prioritize work appropriately.

  • Able to help manage the workload of others (staff levels 1 and 2, and senior level 1).

  • Begins to review financial statements, footnote disclosures and other deliverables.

  • Continues to identify and begins to implement improvements to internal firm processes.

  • Continues to build and nurture a group of business contacts.

  • Participates in appropriate community, professional, and networking organizations.

  • Begins to lead internal continuing education sessions.

  • Remains current with professional standards and applies technical knowledge effectively.

  • Must keep up-to-date with regulatory continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.