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LBMC, PC Audit Senior Accountant in Chattanooga, Tennessee


LBMC is a great place to work and we have the awards and people to prove it! As one of the fastest growing companies since our inception over 30 years ago, we know that people are the key to how to maintain our success. Our people, culture, benefit options, growth opportunities, and not to mention that we are located in some pretty amazing cities in Tennessee, all come together to make us a TOP Work Place!


The Senior Accountant's focus in on perfecting his/her skills and knowledge base in accounting and audit while actively assisting less experienced Staff in their development. The Senior Accountant will perform diversified accounting and auditing assignments as assigned by management. In addition, the Senior Accountant will train and develop the technical skills of the Staff Accountants through review of their work and oversight of their daily responsibilities. As a Senior Accountant gains more experience and proficiency, he or she is given more responsibilities and more difficult tasks, which could involve some of the duties and responsibilities of a Manager. PRIMARY DUTIES |RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Expertise and Work Quality

  • Applying the knowledge obtained through previous work experience as a staff, performs diversified accounting and auditing assignments as assigned by management.

  • Utilizes analytical skills to perform review functions as well as identify issues not discovered at the Staff level.

  • Serves as the primary day-to-day contact for the staff team members and effectively communicates with them both in assigning and reviewing work.

  • Demonstrates the ability to logically determine the accuracy of work completed and conclusions reached.

  • Clears any review comments for the work performed by the staff.

  • Prepares complete work papers in conformity with standards including scope/conclusion narrative, adequate supporting documentation, tick mark and work paper cross references.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of clients' business needs by beginning to identify and resolves issues through the engagement process.

  • Obtains an annual utilization budget of 1,850 chargeable hours.

Business Ethics and Standards

  • Develops personal traits of good client and staff relations, teamwork, positive attitude, self-confidence, integrity and personal appearance.

  • Adheres to the contents of the firm's processes and procedures including knowledge of the firm's policy on privacy. Knows and follows the rules, regulations, and the Code of Professional Conduct of the AICPA, the Tennessee Society of CPAs, and the Tennessee Board of Public Accountancy.

Professional Development

  • Continues to develop technical skills in accounting, auditing and consulting as work experience increases and applies those skills to work performed for clients.

  • Determine what services clients need.

  • Planning of engagements.

  • Ensuring engagements move along in accordance with the planning and work standards of the firm and communicating of progress to appropriate management personnel.

  • Recognizing opportunities for utilizing client personnel in the efficient completion of assigned tasks.

  • Taking responsibility for seeing an assigned job all the way to its ultimate delivery to the client by the agreed due date.

Business Development/Client Relationships

  • Develops name recognition with clients and their personnel and works to build relationships with key employees of clients.

  • Develops suggestions or ideas for potential audit opportunities. Is alert to client needs for possible expansion of services.

  • Joins committees and/or volunteers for leadership roles with community/civic organizations for which he/she is a member.

Leading and/or Developing Others

Trains less experienced staff through on the job experiences.


  • Bachelor's degree plus completion of additional course hours necessary to be qualified to sit for the CPA exam.

  • Should have CPA license or actively working towards achieving CPA license.

  • 2-4 years previous experience as a Staff Accountant in Auditing