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Experienced Assurance Associate
BDO | Mc Lean, Virginia
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Job Summary

BDO's Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

The Experienced Audit Associate will be responsible for preparing financial statements with disclosures, applying basic areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position may also be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements.



* Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent required
* Masters in Accountancy or equivalent preferred


* One (1) to two (2) years prior experience in public or private accounting firm
* Accounting based internship beneficial


* Eligible to sit for the CPA exams upon starting employment required and actively pursuing completion of the exams required
* CPA preferred.


* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* Prior experience with various assurance applications and research tools beneficial

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* Basic understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit of a basic public and/or private company
* Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, required
* Knowledge of internal accounting controls and professional standards and regulations (GAAP, GAAS, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc).
* Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels both within the client organization and the firm
* Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment
* Solid analytical and diagnostic skills and ability to break down complex issues and implementing appropriate resolutions
* Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy
* Solid project management skills

About BDO

BDO Seidman, LLP is a leading national professional services firm providing tax, assurance, financial advisory and consulting services to private and publicly traded businesses. For more than 90 years, BDO has provided quality service and leadership through the hands-on involvement of its most experienced and committed professionals. BDO Seidman serves clients through more than 35 offices nationwide. As a member firm of BDO International, BDO Seidman serves clients by leveraging a global distribution network of resources comprised of nearly 600 member firm offices in 100 countries.

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