Business Title: Audit Associate, Dual Path | Santa Clara Summer/Fall 2023
Requisition Number: 86733 - 12
Area of Interest: Campus
City: Santa Clara
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KPMG is currently seeking an Audit Associate for our Dual Path Program for Audit and Accounting Advisory Services.
Support the execution of high-quality audit and accounting advisory services through the diligent performance of assigned tasks and professional client and engagement team interactions
Develop an understanding of client-specific risks through review of financial results of the client, relevant external information, current business trends and specific client transactions
Learn to prepare clear, well-structured and effective audit documentation regarding our understanding of clients processes and technology systems, including the flow of transactions, identification of risk points and controls that mitigate the risk points
With appropriate guidance, execute and document testing of client controls and financial statement account balances with clear explanations of procedures and results using appropriate standards and terminology; identify potential misstatements and control deficiencies when performing testing procedures and escalate as appropriate
Provide accounting advisory support and research to engagement teams on non-audit clients, including implementation assistance with new accounting standards; support the use of enabling technologies on engagement teams, which includes effective risk assessment, data extractions, statistical-based sampling procedures and related analyses
Identify process improvements and efficiencies as part of KPMGs continuous improvement culture; support project management activities by assessing and reporting status, tracking deliverables and coordinating action items; adhere to the Firms Values and Code of Conduct
Must be pursuing and have obtained by the start date or have completed the following degrees/majors in the past 12 months: Bachelor of Accountancy, Master of Accountancy, or equivalent program from an accredited college or university
Must be pursuing the state-specific education requirements to be a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the principal place of business (the state in which the office is located) for this position, with completion of required academic credits prior to the start date for this position
Preferred GPA of 3.0 or above
Completion of a KPMG audit or advisory internship or equivalent experience
Coursework or minor in information systems, software engineering, computer science or data and analytics preferred; experience with data analysis tools and techniques such as Alteryx or Power BI preferred
Demonstrated quality service mindset and foundational knowledge of technical accounting and financial reporting standards; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Strong technical aptitude, critical thinking and research skills; ability to navigate various computer applications, including MS Office (emphasis on Excel); aptitude to quickly learn KPMG tools and applications used by our clients
Strong communication, time management and relationship-building skills; able to employ sound professional judgment and professional skepticism; flexible and adaptable team player; leadership experience and resourceful in delivering high quality work; ability to demonstrate project management skills is a plus
Work location may be in the office but will typically be at client sites, some of which may require travel and overnight/extended stay (varies by office); Audit professionals may have the opportunity to work virtually/remotely in the U.S. depending on business needs
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future. KPMG LLP will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work visa status for this opportunity (no sponsorship is available for H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-3, H-1B1, F-1, J-1, OPT, CPT or any other employment-based visa).
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