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Financial Services Associate Quality Control Principal

Company: Withum
Location: Princeton
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Looking to work at a firm that encourages a work life balance?Withum 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 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/issuesThe Kinds of People We Want to Talk to Have Many of The Following:Required
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
    • 10+ years of progressively challenging Public Accounting experience with particular emphasis in the area of financial service entities (e.g. hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, fund of funds, investment management companies, etc.)
    • CPA Licensure
    • Excellent current technical GAAP and GAAS knowledge; possession of current CPE reflecting up-to-date technical knowledge
    • Experience with filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission is desirable
    • Knowledge of both US auditing standards and PCAOB auditing standards
    • Strong technical acumen and research skills in a wide variety of accounting issues, including but not necessarily limited to matters related to the AICPA investment Company Audit Guide, complex financial instruments, revenue recognition standard ASC 606, etc.
    • A high-level understanding of valuation principles associated with financial service entities
    • Experience with audits of broker-dealers is desirable
    • Good leadership and project management skills
    • Knowledge of independence standards and quality control standards of the AICPAPreferred
      • 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 locationsWithum 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 they are a protected veteran.

Keywords: Withum, Trenton , Financial Services Associate Quality Control Principal, Accounting, Auditing , Princeton, New Jersey

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