Assurance Senior Associate, Government Contracting Practice - Boston - 02117
59 Tremont St
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CohnReznick currently has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Associate to join in the Government Contracting Practice located in the Boston office. Responsibilities: The Senior Associate works directly with all levels of the firm, including closely with Managers and Partners, and performs test work on multiple types of audits ranging from $10M-$2B. In addition, they provide consulting services to government contractors in the areas of FAR, Indirect Rates, CAS and Business Systems. They demonstrate professional creativity in dealing with client matters and make constructive suggestions to improve client operations. The Senior Associate effectively analyzes transactions, recognizing potential allowability issues, conducts appropriate research, and works closely with managers on resolving the issue. Your focus will initially be on the following three areas:
Audit, Consulting and Accounting
Task and Engagement Management
Personal and Professional Development
Specific duties include: Audit, Consulting and Accounting
Performing audit procedures in accordance with firm standards and GAGAS in an accurate, thorough and timely manner
Responsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverable
Monitoring project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to managers and/or partners
Understand and apply concepts of materiality and audit risk.
Prepare work papers that are informative, indexed, cross-referenced and can easily be understood and explained.
Performs consulting services to government contractors including accounting and consulting projects
Reviews the audit and consulting work of Associates
Project/Task and Engagement Management
Accept responsibility for, and complete tasks assigned by CohnReznick management in a timely fashion.
Make effective use of firm resources to complete a project.
Manage multiple client projects at any given time.
Alert CohnReznick management in a timely fashion of any issues, constraints, challenges, and/or scheduling conflicts that may arise in completing the assigned task(s).
Promotes teamwork and cooperation within the office. Fosters effective relationships with contractor representatives and government officials.
Personal and Professional Development
Earn confidence, trust and respect from clients and colleagues.
Continually develop technical skills and industry knowledge. Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and independent thinking.
Attend local professional and business organization functions, as well as networking events.
Represent the firm in positive and professional manner.
Demonstrate accounting proficiency by pursuing and passing the CPA exam.
Demonstrate sound business judgment.
Develop an ability to motivate and train self.
Actively participate in CohnReznick internal development programs, including staff training courses.
Education: BS/BA in Accounting; has obtained or is actively sitting for the CPA exam and meets the necessary requirements to license immediately upon completion of the CPA exam
Minimum 3-4 years of experience in public accounting or other relevant experience
Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including knowledge in GAGAS
Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
Excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Strong research skills
Solid understanding of FAR & Indirect Rates, emerging understanding of CAS and DFARS business systems.
Proven technical skills with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; audit software, and Caseware / CCH Engagement Manager experience a plus
Solid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task
Associated topics: foreign affairs, government, legislative, policy, political science, politics, public affairs, rights
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.