Entry Level Assurance/Tax Associate - Fall 2017 (Stamford, CT) (293278

Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Information:

With origins dating back to 1919, CohnReznick is currently the 11th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. Clients turn to CohnReznick because of the people we hire. That's why we make finding and hiring the best in our industry a top priority-and then retain them by being a great place to work, grow and advance.

All Associates may report to and receive instruction from individuals at all levels - Experienced Associates to Partners. As experience and proficiency is gained, Associates are expected to undertake more difficult assignments and manage greater responsibility.

Assurance Associate Specific Duties:

* Assurance Associates are responsible for becoming familiar with accounting and auditing procedures and performing procedures in accordance with firm standards in an accurate, thorough and timely manner.

* Work on a variety of client deliverables including preparation of financial statements, performing lease testing, payroll testing, cash disbursement testing, auditing accounts payable, performing searches for unrecorded liabilities, maintaining confirmation logs and preparing audit work papers

* Resolve audit issues obtaining evidence and making inquiries of clients; Understand clients' accounting systems

* 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

* Manage daily client workflow and 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)

Tax Associate Specific Duties:

* Tax Associates are responsible for becoming familiar with Current tax theory and performing procedures in accordance with firm standards and in an accurate, thorough and timely manner.

* Work on a variety of client deliverables including preparation of tax returns using tax trial balance

* Identify potential tax issues and prepare tax adjusting entries and tax trial balances based on audited or client provided trial balances

* Research filing requirements and tax issues using internal revenue code, treasury regulations and other relevant authorities/guidance

* Review tax returns and ensure accuracy and completeness.

* Manage daily client workflow and multiple client projects at any given time

* Draft tax technical memorandums.

Personal and Professional Development:

* Demonstrate accounting proficiency by pursuing and passing the CPA exam

* Earn confidence, trust and respect from clients and colleagues

* Continually develop technical skills and industry knowledge

* Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, creativity, independent thinking and sound business judgment

* Represent the firm in positive and professional manner

* Develop an ability to motivate and train self

* Actively participate in CohnReznick internal development programs, including staff training courses

We offer:

* Endless opportunities to contribute to the 11th largest professional services firm in the US

* A unique culture that values collaboration in everything we do

* A team of professionals driven by a sense of excellence, integrity, commitment to lifelong learning, respect for one another, adaptability, and making a difference

* A network of 2,700 professionals committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and giving back to the communities in which we live and work

* Varied career paths supported by strong professional development programs and resources

* A flexible work environment with competitive benefits

Required Skills

* A highly dedicated professional with impressive credentials and driven by new challenges and growth opportunities

* A team player who believes in providing world-class client service and interested in becoming immersed in various industries

* Looking for a work environment that values and promotes camaraderie, collaboration and giving back to the community

* Completion of CPA eligibility in the state in which you will work, Master's Degree in Accounting preferred

* Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment

* Ability to learn in a fast-paced environment

* General computer literacy including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)

CohnReznick is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.