The professionals at Brown Kaplan + Liss LLP are a diverse group of accountants focused on providing exceptional service and value to the firm’s clients. Available positions will be listed here. As we’re not always hiring, we welcome the CVs of any outstanding accountants who wish to be considered for future opportunities.
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Brown Kaplan + Liss LLP is currently seeking an audit senior who is a CPA to provide a broad range of assurance services for privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Background, experience and knowledge
should include the following:
+ 2-3 years of senior level audit and attest experience, 3-5 years of general audit and attest experience in the following industries: closely-held businesses in manufacturing, retail and wholesale, newspaper publishing and professional services
+ Not-for-profit organizations
+ Employee benefit plans
+ Experience and ability to run audit engagements of 1-3 team members
+ Experience and ability to run one person audit engagements
+ Proficient and up to date on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), including FASB Codification (“ASC”) and FASB accounting standards updates (“ASU’s”).
+ Knowledge of other comprehensive basis of accounting (“OCBOA”).
+ Proficient and up to date on U.S. generally accepted auditing standards (“GAAS”), including thorough understanding of recently issued statements on auditing standards (“SAS’s”).
+ Proficient and up to do on Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (“SSARS”), including knowledge of SSARS 19.
+ General knowledge and understanding of non-traditional engagements, forecasts and projections
+ General knowledge of AICPA professional standards
+ Current with respect to AICPA and IL CPE requirements
+ Some experience preparing tax returns for corporations, partnerships and individuals
Responsibilities will include the following:
+ Run 1-3 team member audit, review or compilation engagements, including supervision and review of staff work, audit planning, updating and/or preparing audit programs and determining sample sizes, evaluating internal controls, reviewing and analyzing evidence, documenting department processes and procedures, conducting interviews, reviewing documents, composing summary memos, preparing working papers, identifying, developing, and documenting audit issues and recommendations and communicating audit findings to the audit manager
+ Reporting to the audit manager
+ Participating in the firm’s engagement quality control procedures
+ Researching accounting principles
+ Assisting clients in implementing new accounting standards as well as internal control policies and procedures.
+ Preparing income and informational tax returns, as needed
+ Participate in firm marketing and networking activities
The successful candidate will be
proficient in the following technologies:
+ Accounting software packages, such as QuickBooks, Peachtree, MAS-90, Creative Solutions Accounting and tax preparation software
+ Audits of employee benefit plans
+ Paperless audits, reviews and compilations. Preferred experience using Thompson Engagement Solutions or CCH Engagement software
+ CCH Engagement software
+ CCH ProFx tax software
+ CCH Document software
+ MS Office: Excel, Word, Power Point
+ LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
This is a career growth opportunity. As such, it requires the following personal skills and traits:
+ the ability to analyze complex, sometimes ambiguous and, occasionally, disorganized client data
+ the ability to create and execute solutions to complex problems
+ the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with clients, co-workers, government tax agencies and other professionals
+ the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
+ the ability to react quickly and independently
+ the ability to maintain and grow business relationships
+ the ability to participate in marketing and networking activities
+ the ability to think ahead and be creative
+ the desire to be successful
+ a strong commitment to the profession
+ the ability to bounce back from adversity and maintain a positive outlook under pressure
Brown, Kaplan & Liss LLP has been providing high quality services to a large range of privately held businesses, high income/net worth individuals, not-for-profits, trusts and estates since 1962. We maintain professional independence, but, when appropriate, we are integrally involved with our clients businesses and personal finances and are proactive in helping our clients achieve their financial goals. Staff works directly with partners and clients. As a firm of fifteen professionals, we are adroit, quick and adaptable. As a member of the Plante and Moran Alliance, a regional firm of 1,800 professionals, we have access to deep expertise in almost every field.
The right applicant must be desirous of a long and fulfilling career, with a goal of growing with the firm. She or he must be a self-starter and eager to accept increasing responsibility. Staff development is integral to BK+L’s success. Accordingly, the successful candidate will participate in both group and individualized training.
BK+L has an excellent pre-employment screening system that includes surveys as well as in person and/or telephone interviews.
The BK+L screening system takes several days but the wait will be worth it for the successful applicant who wants to work in the nurturing BK+L environment.
Please send a cover letter
and CV to email@example.com.