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Audit Senior Accountant

Irvine, CA
Source Pro Search is conducting a search for an Audit Senior Accountant on behalf of a well-established local CPA firm based in Southern California, offering an exceptional career opportunity. With a minimum of five years of U.S.-based CPA firm experience, this position provides a very reasonable work/life balance, overtime paid at time and a half, exposure to diverse clients across multiple industries, and excellent career growth potential. Candidates must be based in Southern California within a reasonable commute distance of Irvine and be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.

Title: Audit Senior Accountant

  • The Audit Senior Accountant serves as the firm's ambassador on client accounts assigned to them.

Essential Functions:
  • Conducts complete audit and review services for corporate clients.
  • Addresses basic staff/intern inquiries regarding clients' financial matters.
  • Reviews or prepares work papers, financial statements, general ledgers, etc., under supervision.
  • Analyzes investments, insurance, purchases, contracts, etc., with supervision.
  • Performs client-requested research projects efficiently.
  • Supervises staff/interns assigned to engagements as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with computerized accounting, with the ability to review a manual set of books.
  • Thorough understanding of the firm's philosophy.
  • Proficiency in computer use, including accounting and tax software programs such as QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online.
  • Ability to organize work, handle multiple accounts, prioritize and meet deadlines, and complete work efficiently and accurately.
  • Fundamental knowledge of corporate taxation, business taxes, property taxes, and payroll is advantageous.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for supervising staff and interns on selective accounts.
Working Conditions:
  • Frequent same-day travel to clients' offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stays for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years' experience in public accounting (or similar work environment), showing progression in complexity of accounting tasks and tax knowledge.
  • Preferably possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, ideally in accounting or a related field.
  • Actively participate in continuing professional education as required by the department head.
  • Working toward obtaining a CPA license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam, or already in possession of a CPA license is preferable.
  • If a licensed CPA, should be a member in good standing with the AICPA.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and computer accounting and tax software programs. QuickBooks experience required. Bill.com is a significant plus.
Success Factors:
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
If you meet these qualifications and seek a rewarding career with a reputable CPA firm, please submit your resume along with your salary history and expectations. The firm is proud to offer a competitive benefit and compensation package, a favorable work/life balance, and opportunities for growth and advancement. Join a firm that has been a cornerstone in the Southern California community for years.


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