The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is a professional membership organization dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA professional. Founded in 1903, ICPAS is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. We represent Illinois CPAs in public accounting and consulting, corporate accounting and finance, government and not-for-profit organizations as well as three affiliate member groups: students, educators and related finance professionals.
CPAs who have joined our Peer Review Department in the past said that they were looking for a position where they could use their audit and management skills without the pressures of a public accounting firm. They enjoy being able to have a set schedule and a desk all their own. No more crazy travel schedules. No more having to skip family dinners and events. They contribute to a different part of the accounting profession and help firms to be the best they can be. To learn more about this opportunity contact Josh Mills at 312-508-4969.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical assistance to peer review teams and firms undergoing review, including providing feedback on team captain/reviewer performance.
Evaluate peer review reports, letters of response and applicable working papers, and recommend courses of action to and provide staff support for the Society’s peer review committees.
Monitor and approve completed follow-up actions and implementation plans required of firms as a condition for acceptance of their reviews by the Society’s Peer Review Report Acceptance Committee.
Input post-scheduling information into the AICPA database and manage the process for final closing of reviews.
Maintain relevant information for reporting purposes.
Assist the Senior Director, Peer Review & Professional Standards, and peer review committee in resolving complaints with the program in states administered by the Illinois CPA Society.
Provide assistance and support to the Senior Director, Peer Review & Professional Standards as needed, which may include public appearances.
Assist in managing content for the peer review section of the Society’s website.
Assist in the production of a periodic peer review newsletter (i.e., Reviewer News) and other training materials for peer reviewers and firms.
Provide staff support for one or more of the Society’s technical committees.
Participate in other Society projects and activities as directed [e.g., ICPAS Summit (formerly Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase)].
The Benefits of Working for ICPAS
We offer an excellent benefits package at a reasonable cost, or sometimes free, to all qualified employees. Available options are: health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance at three times the employees’ yearly compensation, additional options for disability plans, tax-free options for commuting and parking costs, flex spending accounts for medical or dependent care, voluntary life insurance, long term care insurance, and a 401(k) plan with company contribution. Employees enjoy paid vacation, paid sick days, 13 paid holidays, casual dress code, and half day Fridays during the summer. Our office is located close to Union Station in Chicago. This position will be scheduled to work for 35 hours a week, which is considered full time.
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Qualifications would be equivalent to:
A licensed CPA with at least 6 years of public accounting experience, at least 1 in a management position.
Current technical knowledge of GAAP, GAAS, SSARS, ethics and quality control standards.
Superior interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.
Exposure to a diverse array of industries, including audits of governmental entities and/or employee benefit plans.
Previous experience in a quality control function and/or service as a peer reviewer preferred.
Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and pay close attention to details.
Ability to work with a variety of members and serve their peer review needs.
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