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Assurance Associate

Company: J Taylor & Associates LLC
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Summary:The Associate is expected to acquire and develop competence, skills, and judgment in accounting principles and auditing procedures.JTaylor is a unique CPA firm with a growing Assurance division that offers diverse opportunities for professional development. Teamwork, mutual respect, and empowerment are paramount in pursuit of providing quality products and services for our clients. The Assurance division provides quality services through utilizing each members' strengths to meet the needs of our clients. Crucial competencies of Assurance team members are communication, critical thinking, and taking initiative.Essential Functions:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Become familiar with pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Boards and AICPA.Become proficient at auditing financial statements for clients.Obtain exposure on the types of financial statement engagements offered by JTaylor.Assume responsibility for various segments of audits under supervision.Be familiar with current accounting principles and auditing techniques.Execute day to day activities of audit engagements for multiple clients.Communicate auditing matters and problems to Senior Associates, Managers, and Partners.Acquire a working knowledge of the client's business.Become oriented with JTaylor's practices, policies, and culture.Obtain a minimum of 40 credits of CPE each calendar year or meet the Texas State Board requirementsManage non-billable time through self-study and self-development.Communicate effectively, both verbal and written, with all levels of JTaylor.Communicate effectively with clients, when directed by a Partner or Manager.Regular and timely attendanceRequirements:Required Competencies:Execution - Careful attention to detail, mindful of deadlines, clarity of thought in work papers, ability to delegate yet maintain accountabilitySubject Matter Expert - Demonstrates understanding of subject matter, seeks to increase knowledge in subject matter (industry, regulatory standards, etc)Technical Skills - Competency in necessary software, thorough understanding of audits, reviews, agreed upon procedures and financial statement conceptsCommunication Skills - Communicates clearly with clients and JTaylor personnelProblem Solving - Demonstrates critical thinking skills, creativity in thought, addresses questions with a concise answerCultivation of Relationships - Seeks to develop and strengthen client relationships, develops and strengthens internal relationshipsIntuition - Demonstrates the ability to provide quick and ready insight, leverages previous experience and education to answer questionsInitiative - Is a self-starter, actively looks for additional work, can function independently as appropriateSelf-Awareness - Mindful of their own strengths and weaknesses and how to best utilize these in a team environmentSupervisory Responsibilities:This position has no supervisory responsibilities.Required Qualifications:Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting or a related field.GPA of 3.0 or higher0 - 2 years of work experienceWritten plan of completion of CPA if candidate is not already eligibleProficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)Current and valid driver's licensePreferred Qualifications:CPA or CPA eligibleAdvanced level audit and accounting coursesWork Environment:This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.Additional hours as needed to meet client expectations and deadlines.Physical Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or type; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.Position Type:This is a full-time position. Our standard business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours and weekend hours may be required during peak busy seasons.Travel:Travel may be required on occasion. Same-day travel for work at client's offices, meetings, and seminars which requires use of a personal vehicle. Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meeting, or seminars.Other Duties:Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: J Taylor & Associates LLC, Fort Worth , Assurance Associate, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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