• Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Job ID
    2018-2556
    Category
    Entry-Level/Internships
  • Overview

    Go Beyond the Ordinary. Join Wipfli LLP.

     

    We are excited that you made the decision to consider joining Wipfli LLP. In doing so, you’ve decided to go beyond the ordinary public accounting and consulting firm. We hope that you find, in Wipfli LLP, the firm where you will meet all of your goals and aspirations in life and work. Guided by our mission statement, “To contribute to the success of our associates and clients”, we will contribute to your development of technical and soft skills, so you can ensure our clients are successful.

     

    Since 1930, we have grown to be a thriving national firm, with a local presence, and subject matter experts of a large firm. We will help our associates and clients -- and perhaps you -- thrive. All along, the Wipfli Way has guided us in making our associates and clients successful and creating a culture that values relationships.

     

    As we begin our relationship with you, we look forward to learning how we can help turn your ideas into realities, and how you will turn the challenges of our clients into opportunities for their success. To further explore more about The Wipfli Way and all we have to offer, please go to our website www.wipfli.com to learn more.

     

    This position has an anticipated start date of June 2019 or August 2019.

    Responsibilities

    • Communicate with client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner
    • Establish and maintain effective client relationships through regular communications, including on-site visits
    • Adhere to prescribed budgets and deadlines
    • Develop technical competency and provide assistance to clients
    • Participate in continuing professional education programs
    • Serve as a trusted business advisor for clients and associates
    • Proactively identify improvement opportunities in processes to enhance efficiency, recognize potential issues and/or opportunities in engagements and discuss with engagement leader
    • Use data analysis skills to discover useful information and patterns to provide support in recommendations 

        Audit Specific:

    • Perform audit, review, and compliance testing procedures in accordance with firm and professional standards and as directed by engagement leaders
    • Communicate with engagement leaders regarding open items, testing problems, or other important matters in a timely manner
    • Prepare (or review client prepared) financial statements and footnotes, management reports, and other engagement outputs
    • Develop technical competency with GAAP and accounting procedures, especially related to assigned product line

    Qualifications

    • Requires a Bachelor Degree in Accounting
    • Above average competency in accounting as demonstrated by college GPA; Minimum 3.2 GPA
    • Completion of 150 academic credits and eligible to sit for CPA exam by the scheduled employment start date
    • Requires 0 - 3 years of job related experience
    • An accounting internship experience preferred
    • Preferred coursework in Data Analytics or Big Data
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong computers skills; proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, etc.
    • Experience with accounting software is a plus
    • High level of organization, focus, exceptional attention to detail and strong follow-up skills

     

     

    Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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