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Senior Auditor – Tampa, FL

Senior Auditor for a Public Accounting Firm

Compensation: Competitive salary + full benefit package (see below for details)

Location: Tampa, FL (in-office)

Requirements Summary: CPA or CPA eligible and have over three (3) years of audit experience in public accounting

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF) is a growing, mid-sized public accounting firm headquartered in Tallahassee, FL with other locations in Tampa, FL; Panama City, FL; and Bainbridge, GA. We are seeking an experienced and career-oriented Senior Auditor to join our Tampa, FL team. You would be responsible for a wide array of auditing duties including evaluation of internal controls, financial statement preparation, direct client responsibilities and supervision of staff auditors. You would work with an exceptional team, receive ongoing training, and work in a technologically advanced office with a diverse group of clients. We will provide a competitive annual salary based on your relevant experience, and the position comes with a full benefits package (see below for details). We are specifically looking for someone who:

  • Is extremely detail-oriented
  • Has effective communication skills
  • Is confident with making independent decisions
  • Can understand the different business needs for each client
  • Is strong at building collaborative relationships where they cultivate trust and respect
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Believes in continuous learning
  • Views things objectively in their auditing role
  • Has high integrity and discretion about client information
  • Is looking for more than just “another job” and wants to advance their career with a growing CPA firm
  • Currently lives in or around Tampa, FL or is willing to relocate

If these qualities describe you, please read on!

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A little bit about THF: When applying for a new job, we feel that it is important for you to know about the workplace culture. You can read about Who We Are on our website. At THF, our mission is to “Make an impact on everything we do, providing the highest level of personal and professional service using seasoned judgement, creativity, and responsiveness.” Our teams at THF are very forward-thinking for a firm our size, and we are constantly trying to be innovative and flexible. Even though we have grown to over 140 team members, we try to keep that small, family-oriented feel in the workplace. We believe in improving our local communities, and many of our professionals play active roles in different community projects and non-profit organizations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the rules, regulations and code of professional conduct of the AICPA, FICPA and the Florida Board of Accountancy
  • Begin to develop a command of GAAP, other comprehensive basis of accounting, unique or specialized accounting principles, and financial statement presentations
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and common audit procedures and techniques
  • Prepare planning memorandums, engagement programs and time budgets
  • Review and analyze internal control structures
  • Assume responsibility for efficiently supervising both audit and non-audit engagements and training staff accountants, interns and paraprofessionals
  • Recognize, in advance, possible engagement problems and propose solutions
  • Possess technical knowledge to supervise staff accountants
  • Prepare financial statements and management letters
  • Develop and maintain client relationships
  • Have a thorough understanding of auditing standards generally accepted in the USA
  • Prepare written narratives, engagement budgets and engagement programs
  • Have a thorough understanding of internal control and a demonstrated ability to apply internal control concepts to the audit approach

Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (required)
  • CPA Certification is desirable, but must be at least CPA eligible
  • 3+ years recent experience in public accounting
  • Experience working in government and not-for-profit (preferred, but not mandatory)
  • Technical knowledge sufficient to supervise staff accountants is a plus
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Position level may change based on experience
  • Availability to work full-time Monday – Friday in our Tampa, FL office
  • Already live in or around Tampa, FL or are willing to relocate (especially if you have ties to the area)
  • Comfortable with working in an office setting the majority of the work week (note that occasional work-from-home days could be an option)
  • Can pass a criminal background check and credit check

Benefits

At THF, we understand that highly satisfied employees are key to a thriving business. This is why we offer:

  • A competitive annual salary, dependent on your relevant work experience
  • A workplace culture that supports collaboration, teamwork, financial stability, and professional growth
  • A tight team environment where you get to know all of your colleagues (i.e. you’re not just a number)
  • Flexible, full-time work hours
  • Continuing education
  • Health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield (firm covers a portion of the cost)
  • Dental insurance that is 100% employer-paid
  • Optional vision insurance
  • Life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance (100% employer paid)
  • 401(k) retirement matching (up to 4%) and profit sharing plan
  • 15 days per year of PTO (paid time off)
  • Eight (8) paid holidays each year
  • Workplace perks like daily selection of coffee and soda and breakfast on Fridays
  • Bonus paid upon successful completion of the CPA exam

If you think you’d be a good fit, we’d love to see you apply!

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@thf-cpa.com. Include contact information (email addresses or phone numbers) for three professional references. Note that all communication will be done via email. Be sure to check your inbox and spam folder regularly.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are ADA compliant and an E-verify employer. If you prefer to submit your resume by mail, please use the following address: PO Box 14569, Tallahassee, FL 32317.

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