Junior Associate

Role purpose
To conduct the audits of specific areas assigned to him of the clients of the Firm, and report to the Senior Associate/Associate Manager of any issues identified during course of the audit.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Apply appropriate accounting principles and auditing standards to reach and support conclusions related to assigned areas
  • Effectively and proactively utilize basic capabilities of audit technology tools and other firm standard technologies to perform and document work in assigned areas
  • Prepare internal written documents clearly and concisely, incorporating proper punctuation and correct usage of grammar
  • Obtain needed information from available client data and conduct appropriate client data analysis
  • Review client practices within an assigned area of responsibility and refer possible problems and solutions to team leader quickly
  • Keep team manager informed of progress
  • Monitor own time against budget and inform team Supervisor of potential variances on a timely basis
  • Take ownership of personal career development (e.g. actively contribute to setting objectives)
  • Assess own performance, seek and incorporate feedback from supervisors and team members
  • Proactively suggest ways to improve own performance/approach to work and client service delivery
  • Communicate ideas/opinions and information to the audit team and listen/respond to other team member’s views
  • Keep current on industry trends affecting clients (e.g. read trade journals)
  • Develop understanding of service offerings within and across lines of service to identify opportunities to meet client needs
  • Demonstrate awareness of firm’s risk management policies and procedures by identifying independence and conflict issues to team supervisor and/or in-charge, and consult with them when variances to standard practices are encountered
  • Any other task reasonably assigned to the staff member and within their skill set