Audit Senior, Manager and Senior Manager for Perkins & Co. at Going Concern

Going Concern

Audit Senior, Manager and Senior Manager for Perkins & Co.

Full-Time in Portland, OR


Some may think a job is just a job, but at Perkins & Co we believe in igniting possibilities by helping our employees develop careers that fulfill their ambitions. We hire great people and give them a great place to work. Our secret to keeping them around is a positive culture, strong community involvement and a dedication to constantly getting better every day. Perkins & Co offers a competitive salary, 401(k) profit sharing plan, paid time off plan, and a comprehensive insurance package.

Relocation assistance is available.

Responsibilities for Senior Audit Accountant:

  • Prepare or supervise field audit engagements depending on the type and size of the engagement and your level of experience as a Senior
  • Assist in designing the audit approach and planning all aspects of the job including the scope of the project and the technical aspects of the work.
  • Inspect clients' financial records
  • Compile and analyze data
  • Prepare detailed accounting reports and propose solutions to technical accounting research issues
  • Assist with coordinating meetings with the client and other members of the client service team.
  • As your career progresses you will begin to supervise Staff Accountants and prepare a detailed budget for each person involved in the engagement

Qualifications for Senior Audit Accountant:

  • Minimum of 3 years of recent public accounting experience, preferably with a large local, regional, or national firm.
  • Working knowledge of standard MS Office software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field is required
  • CPA licensed is preferred.


Responsibilities for Audit Manager:

Client Management:

  • Develop strong partnerships with a diverse client base (manufacturing & distribution, health care, commercial real estate, etc.)
  • Understand and implement new audit risk standards as they pertain to our clients
  • Support critical reasoning with proper firm and professional standards
  • Manage competing priorities and communicate accordingly to deliver excellent client service

Engagement Management:

  • Establish audit objectives and scope of work and manage engagement budgets, bills and schedules
  • Develop and motivate engagement staff and seniors by providing mentorship, leadership, counseling and career guidance
  • Foster teamwork and innovation to enhance the client service experience
  • Review work prepared by the staff and seniors and provide constructive feedback to develop their personal and professional skills

Professional Development:

  • Demonstrate technical curiosity that directs the individual to grow professionally and personally in ways to positively contribute to the firm
  • Seek opportunities to expand leadership within the firm by getting involved in various aspects of the firm such as training and development, recruiting, and/or updating processes/procedures
  • Seek to become famous in the community through networking and other business development activities.

Qualifications for Audit Manager:

  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in public accounting in a large local/regional or Big 4 firm (paperless environment)
  • Proven technical expertise and experience with middle-market businesses
  • Professional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient with use of office technology and software (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
  • High level of integrity and trustworthiness
  • Proven ability to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and detail skills
  • Ability to travel locally


Responsibilities for Audit Senior Manager:

  • Communicate effectively, both internally and externally, in a professional manner
  • Foster teamwork and lead by example
  • Manage multiple client relationships; represent the firm's relationship with each client and present service deliverables
  • Provide client service and leadership timely and efficiently to fulfill and exceed the expectations of our clients and employees
  • Engagement budgeting, billing and scheduling
  • Develop and motivate staff and seniors by providing feedback, leadership, counseling, training, and career guidance
  • Demonstrate flexibility and availability to complete tasks and meet deadlines

Qualifications Audit Senior Manager:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or a related field
  • CPA license
  • Minimum 8 years recent, progressive public accounting experience in large local/regional or Big 4 firms
  • Strong industry and technical expertise in assurance and business advisory areas
  • Demonstrated ability and passion for strengthening existing client relationships; aptitude to develop skills in client interaction, networking, and business development
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Must keep company and client information confidential and demonstrate the highest level of integrity and trustworthiness
  • "Hands on” work and leadership style