KPMG Audit Associate in Des Moines, Iowa
Business Title: Audit Associate
Requisition Number: 58408 - 29
Area of Interest: Campus
City: Des Moines
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KPMG is currently seeking an Audit Associate to join our Audit Services team.
Develop an understanding of client-specific risks through review of financial results of the client, relevant external information, current business trends, and specific client transactions
Learn to prepare clear, well-structured and effective audit documentation regarding our understanding of clients' processes, including the flow of transactions, identification of risk points, and controls that mitigate the risk points
With appropriate guidance, execute and document testing of client controls and financial statement account balances with clear explanations of procedures and results using appropriate standards and terminology; identify potential misstatements and control deficiencies when performing testing procedures and escalate as appropriate
Support the execution of a high-quality audit through the diligent performance of assigned tasks and professional client and engagement team interactions; support the use of enabling technologies in the audit, which includes effective risk assessment, data extractions, statistical-based sampling procedures, and related analyses
Identify process improvements and audit efficiencies as part of KPMG's continuous improvement culture
Adhere to the Firm's Values and Code of Conduct
Must be pursuing and have obtained by the start date or have completed the following degrees/majors in the past 12 months; Bachelor of Accountancy, Master of Accountancy, or equivalent program from an accredited college or university
Must be pursuing the state-specific education requirements to be a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the principal place of business (the state in which the office is located) for this position, with completion prior to the start date for this position
Must have a current/most recent cumulative GPA over 3.00
Demonstrated quality service mindset and foundational knowledge of technical accounting and financial reporting standards; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principle
Strong technical aptitude, critical thinking and research skills, and ability to navigate various computer applications, including MS Office (emphasis on Excel), and aptitude to quickly learn KPMG Audit tools and applications used by our clients
Strong communication, time management, and relationship-building skills; able to employ sound professional judgment and professional skepticism; flexible and adaptable team player; leadership experience and resourceful in delivering high quality work
Work location may be in the office but will typically be at client sites, some of which may require travel and overnight/extended stay (varies by office)
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future
KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.
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