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Louis Plung & Company is a dynamic public accounting firm with specialists who are committed to the firm’s philosophy of delivering high quality, personalized client service. We work with many of Pittsburgh’s leading private companies to maximize their tax benefits, reduce their exposure to risk and fraud, and help them become more profitable enterprises.

To accomplish these goals, we require a team of highly skilled, dedicated professionals in the areas of tax, audit, consulting services, and administrative support. As they become available, positions will be posted here.

Current Opportunities:

At Louis Plung & Company we work with a variety of industries, providing comprehensive accounting and business advisory services. Of course, our experience is not limited to those industries listed below. Rather, this is an introduction to industries with which we specialize, and an example of our scope. Please contact us about your business to learn how Louis Plung & Company can meet your precise needs.

Job Description

Louis Plung & Company is currently seeking an experienced and self-motivated audit professional to join our growing team.

Audit seniors work under the general direction of Audit managers. Audit seniors direct work on client engagements in a variety of industries, assist on larger client engagements, and perform most work assigned with a minimum of assistance. They train and lead staff, instruct them in work to be performed, review the work done, provide feedback, and direct necessary revisions. Audit seniors are responsible for proper performance of fieldwork and reporting progress to supervisors, managers, and/or partners. They are involved in planning and completing audit engagements as well as preparing financial statements and suggesting improvements to internal controls. Audit seniors must have excellent organizational skills as they coordinate several engagements simultaneously while meeting set deadlines.

Some of the expectations of an Audit senior are listed below. For a full job description click here.

  1. Perform diversified accounting, auditing and other assignments with direction from managers or partners.
  2. Supervise and train staff accountants and/or interns, where applicable.
  3. Research and consult on various audit matters; utilizing generally accepted standards.
  4. Demonstrate excellent communication between Louis Plung & Company professionals and clients.
  5. Participate in client presentations and marketing activities, to assist in attracting new business and further client portfolios.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Louis Plung & Company has the right to revise the job description at any time.

If you’re interested in this long-term opportunity for an experienced audit professional, apply today by emailing your resume to [email protected].

Qualifications

  • At least 2-6 years of audit experience at a public accounting firm
  • Current and valid CPA license, or actively working toward obtaining a Pennsylvania license
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated with strong work ethic and desire to grow career in public accounting

Ability to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously

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Paraprofessionals Summary of Responsibilities:

A Supervising Senior is responsible for larger more complex engagements than a Senior and will manage multiple engagements simultaneously. Supervising Seniors assume responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments, can review working papers and financial statements, and can communicate with clients on a one-on-one basis. Supervising Seniors are responsible for complying with professional standards and regulations.

Performance Expectations:

  • Assumes full responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments using established Firm policies and
  • Coordinates various phases of engagements, plans engagements, budgets time and expenses, monitors actual performance against budget, reviews working papers for accuracy and completeness, and reviews financial statements for suitability of presentation and adequacy of
  • Resolves accounting and auditing problems as they arise and discusses with manager and Partner before final decision is made and communicated to client.
  • Provides supervision and on-the-job training to staff assigned to
  • Reviews and evaluates clients’ internal controls and makes recommendations if needed. Informs manager and Partner of any internal control issues noted.
  • Assigns work to staff members based on their knowledge and
  • Supports training of staff members, offers guidance and direction, gives constructive criticism of working
  • Ensures that working papers, financial statements, and other documents are prepared in accordance with generally accepted professional and firm
  • Communicates effectively all aspects of work performed to clients, staff, managers, and partners (this includes both verbal and written communication).
  • Communicates engagement’s progress, problems, resolutions, financial information, and other business concerns to the client, manager and partner.
  • Reviews with managers or partners significant findings that raise questions involving accounting principles or statement
  • Prepares or reviews financial statements, notes, schedules, and management letters (where appropriate) for later discussion between manager or partner and the
  • Works directly with clients to meet their needs, while communicating status of all clients to managers and
  • Demonstrates confidence when dealing with staff and clients on all
  • Makes sure that work is completed promptly and within predetermined
  • Maintains high professional standards.
  • Contributes to staff performance

Assignments:

Supervising Seniors are responsible for firm engagements. Duties may include the following:

  • Supervising staff, delegating portions of engagements, and taking responsibility for decisions relating to
  • Distributing work load to ensure maximum staff productivity, ensuring that lower-level staff work is performed by appropriate personnel, and supervising work schedules of all
  • Assuming some responsibility for administrative functions including staff evaluations, budget preparation, staff training, and contributing to the firm’s policies and communicating these policies to the
  • Serving in educational programs as an instructor or discussion
  • Participating in the firm’s practice development efforts, which consists of expanding services to clients, including projections and
  • Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by managers or
  • Such other duties as may be

Professional Development: 

Supervisors are expected to develop professionally by:

  • Acting as a staff mentor by providing guidance and serving as a professional role
  • Becoming more conscious of the need to increase the firm’s growth through new business, identifying new services that may be sold to clients, and continuing to attempt to attract new
  • Continuing to promote the firm’s image through participation in civic, professional, and business organizations, including speaking engagements and
  • Learning new technology the firm introduces into the work

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Master’s degree in A Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in another business discipline may qualify if it includes enough accounting credits to qualify for the CPA exam.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, verbal and
  • Continuing professional education as established by the AICPA and applicable state society, averaging 40 hours

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent same day travel for work at client’s offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal
  • Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars, often using a personal
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the Overtime and Saturday work may be required from mid-January through end of April as well as other times throughout the year depending on client needs.
  • Minimal Safety Hazards: General office working

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by partners or managers to perform other instructions and duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

If you’re interested in this long-term opportunity, apply today by emailing your resume to [email protected].


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I really appreciate the opportunity for professional growth, flexible work hours and services to the community. I felt lucky to become a part of a group of talented people and a caring family.

ISABEL LI, SENIOR II