Well rounded Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Government Auditing Standards (GAS Yellow Book) and Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Standards (GAGAS) a plus.
Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs
Good oral and written communication skills
Perform diversified accounting, auditing, and consulting assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager/director, and partner
Plan and organize audits; communicate with client management regarding timing of fieldwork and client assistance levels; and communicate effectively with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to client
Supervise staff during audits which includes directing and instructing assistants, where applicable, in performing work and reviewing work papers
Perform the broadest range of auditor tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers/directors or partners is kept to a minimum
Assume responsibility for all aspects of audit fieldwork; meets time constraints and client deadlines
Assure that the audit work papers contain collaborating evidence to support the objectives
Study and evaluate clients’ internal controls
Assign work to staff members on the basis of their knowledge and capabilities
Prepare audit reports, including all relevant disclosures
Support training of staff auditors and assist managers in development of staff to provide a high level of capability and competence
Research increasingly complex accounting issues
Possess creativity in evaluating audit and accounting service procedures and recommend improvements in those systems
Supervises multiple engagements simultaneously
Prepares other reports, projects, and duties as may be assigned
Looks for opportunities to provide additional services to clients
Develops network of referral sources through active involvement in professional and civic organizations
Required Education & Experience
Active Security Clearance
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
Minimum 5 years of experience with a minimum of 3 years of public accounting experience
Either holds a current and valid CPA license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.
Preferred Education & Experience
Master's Degree in Accounting
Equal employment opportunity statement
McConnell & Jones is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. McConnell & Jones policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment-qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and other protected veterans.
Internal Number: 4425-ASDC
About McConnell & Jones
McConnell & Jones LLP is a highly diverse CPA firm providing comprehensive financial, accounting and business advisory services to national and international clients. Founded in 1987 with an emphasis on providing assurance and tax service to the public and private sector, McConnell & Jones has since grown to encompass all aspects of business management, risk advisory, and business consulting to private and public companies as well as nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and state and federal government agencies across the country. McConnell & Jones places emphasis on providing high-level services with technology-driven, secure solutions The firm is ranked among the top 1 percent of accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans and is listed as a top accounting firm in the Southwest by the Accounting Today. Working with McConnell & Jones comes with exciting challenges and hands-on assistance in a culture that is supportive, innovative, and inspiring. With offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and Washington, D.C., and clients nationwide, we look for team members who want to work in a challenging environment in which excellence is both expected and rewarded.