Audit Associate | Short Hills Summer/Fall 2022
Requisition #: 77018
Practice Area: Audit
Job Type: Early Career
Start Season & Start Year: Summer/Fall 2022
Earliest Graduation Date: May 2021
Latest Graduation Date: Sep 2022
Apply Deadline Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Short Hills, NJ
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KPMG is currently seeking an Audit Associate to join our Audit Services team.
- Develop an understanding of client-specific risks through review of financial results of the client, relevant external information, current business trends, and specific client transactions
- Learn to prepare clear, well-structured and effective audit documentation regarding our understanding of clients' processes and technology systems, including the flow of transactions, identification of risk points, and controls that mitigate the risk points
- With appropriate guidance, execute and document testing of client controls and financial statement account balances with clear explanations of procedures and results using appropriate standards and terminology; identify potential misstatements and control deficiencies when performing testing procedures and escalate as appropriate
- Support the execution of a high-quality audit through the diligent performance of assigned tasks and professional client and engagement team interactions; support the use of enabling technologies in the audit, which includes effective risk assessment, data extractions, statistical-based sampling procedures, and related analyses
- Identify process improvements and audit efficiencies as part of KPMG's continuous improvement culture
- Adhere to the Firm's Values and Code of Conduct
- Must be pursuing and have obtained by the start date or have completed the following degrees/majors in the past 12 months: Bachelor of Accountancy, Master of Accountancy, or equivalent program from an accredited college or university
- Must be pursuing the state-specific education requirements to be a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the principal place of business (the state in which the office is located) for this position, with completion of required academic credits prior to the start date for this position
- Must have a current/most recent GPA of 3.00 or above
- Coursework or minor in information systems, software engineering, computer science or data and analytics preferred; experience with data analysis tools and techniques such as Alteryx or Power BI preferred
- Demonstrated quality service mindset and foundational knowledge of technical accounting and financial reporting standards, knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
- Strong technical aptitude, critical thinking and research skills, and ability to navigate various computer applications, including MS Office (emphasis on Excel), and aptitude to quickly learn KPMG Audit tools and applications used by our clients
- Strong communication, time management, and relationship-building skills; able to employ sound professional judgment and professional skepticism; flexible and adaptable team player; leadership experience and resourceful in delivering high quality work
- Work location may be in the office but will typically be at client sites, some of which may require travel and overnight/extended stay (varies by office); Audit professionals may have the opportunity to work virtually/remotely in the U.S. depending on business needs
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future
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