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Senior Auditor – Panama City, FL

Senior Auditor for a Public Accounting Firm (Full-Time)

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

Location: Panama City, FL (in-office)

Requirements Summary:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA Certification desirable, but must be CPA eligible
  • Recent tax or audit experience in public accounting
  • Understands the rules, regulations, and code of professional conduct of the AICPA, FICPA, and the Florida Board of Accountancy

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF) is a growing, regional, Top 150 accounting firm that has recently opened an office in Panama City, FL, to serve the Bay County and Walton County areas. We are seeking a Senior Auditor with experience in public accounting to join our team. We also have offices in Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; and Bainbridge, GA. 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 of professionals, receive ongoing training, and work in a technologically advanced office serving a diverse group of clients. We will provide a competitive annual salary based on your relevant accounting experience, and the position comes with a full benefits package (see below for details). We are specifically looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • 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 independently as well as in a team environment
  • Believes in continuous learning
  • 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

If these qualities describe you, please read on!


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


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
  • Technical knowledge sufficient to supervise staff accountants is a plus
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Availability to work full-time Monday – Friday in our Panama City, FL office
  • Already live in or around Panama City, 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

We are dedicated to building out a stellar team. If you feel that you either do not meet or you far exceed the requirements listed above, we encourage you to still apply. For the ideal candidate, we can figure out a way to fit you in our team!


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
  • Flexible, full-time 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
  • 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 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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