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Audit Senior Accountant

Augusta, Georgia


Performs more complex audit duties as well as trains and develops staff accountants.


Engage various team members in the identification of client audit risks and generate dialogue surrounding response to identified audit risks.

Lead the documentation efforts surrounding risk assessment procedures, planning considerations, and decisions including preparation of required audit programs.

Instruct, direct, and review the work of Audit Staff in the completion of audit procedures over basic client accounting (i.e. cash, A/R, inventories, property and equipment, prepaids, A/P, accrued expenses, debt and general income statement accounts).

Perform audit procedures over more complex client accounting (i.e. revenue recognition, income taxes, goodwill and intangibles, equity transactions, etc.)

Review and/or prepare client financial statements to ensure compliance with applicable disclosure requirements.

Complete general audit procedures (i.e. coordination of audit closing communications, drafting of client correspondence, resolving open items, etc.)

Research technical issues using online tools.

Perform other duties as needed on engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel


Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Ability to function and lead in a team environment.

Superior client service focus.

Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Integrity, dependability, and trustworthiness.

Ability to succinctly communicate and document procedures performed.

Strong skills with general office use software and an ability to adapt to new software applications required in audit environment.


Proficiency with personal computers and spreadsheet software programs.


Bachelor?s degree in accounting. Masters preferred.

CPA certified or the eligibility to work toward obtaining a CPA license.


Frequent same day travel for work at clients? offices using a personal vehicle.

Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients? offices using a personal vehicle.

Able to work moderate overtime throughout the year with heavier overtime required during certain business cycles.

The duties described above are the general nature and levels of work performed, but are not intended to be a complete comprehensive list of all the duties, activities, and responsibilities required of job incumbents. Job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as needed and/or required. This position description is not a contract for employment and SME reserves the right to revise this description at any time.

Your SUCCESS is important to US.

Much of SME's success is attributable to our reputation for reliable service and professionalism. Our team members are our greatest asset.

Our professionals develop expertise in a variety of specialized areas outside of traditional tax, audit and accounting services. SME offers services such as litigation support, estate planning, business succession, accounting systems consulting and CFO Insight services.

Our commitment to TRAINING.

Our commitment to quality service means that we place an emphasis on continuing education. In addition to on-the-job experience, our team members participate in a variety of training programs. We utilize a combination of internal and external programs. For the convenience of our team, extensive in-house CPE training is offered.

Our commitment to COMMUNITY.

Our team participates in and supports a number of civic and service organizations. Our team members sit on boards and assist in local fund raising efforts. As a part of our team, you are encouraged to develop an active involvement in the community.

Our commitment to YOU.

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package including: Simple IRA, flexible spending account, bonus incentives and liberal paid vacation and holidays. We are flexible concerning our employees' particular needs and work schedules. Travel requirements are minimal throughout the year.

Please contact us for more information. We hope you will consider joining the SME team.

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