Preparation and review of workpapers of financial attestation engagements which primarily includes audits;
Preparation of financial statements and related disclosures;
Coaching and mentoring junior level staff;
Consulting with clients regarding financial, audit and internal control matters;
Provide strategic and tactical advice;
Keep current of recent technical developments;
Evaluate management’s responses to recommended improvements and follow-up until issues are resolved.
Tax preparation experience
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
Help to manage and sustain client relationships
Bachelor's degree in Accounting
2-3 PLUS years previous public accounting experience (other than entry level)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focus on how to explain complex accounting, tax and financial information to clients
Ability to travel and visit with clients during client business hours
Strong computer skills and computer accounting, audit software and tax software programs
CPA or in the process of obtaining certification, CIA a plus
Comfortable working in a team environment with changing priorities and deadlines
Self-motivated and detail oriented
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Strong analytical, deductive and problem solving skills
Any experience with Caseware programs and Quickbooks is a huge plus
Drive an automobile; carry a laptop PC and other requisite equipment/supplies, on an as needed basis.
About Graff, Ballauer & Blanski, P.C.
Graff, Ballauer & Blanski, P.C. has served Chicago's North Shore since 1968. We help you grow with our business and our clients, providing a full range of accounting and consulting services with an emphasis on auditing, consulting, fraud investigation & prevention, tax planning and preparation. Our mission is to continually apply our "Commitment to Excellence" to any service we provide.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT GRAFF, BALLAUER & BLANSKI, P.C.
Professionalism, preparation, passion and pride are the four primary components that comprise our “Commitment to Excellence” - the single most important reason why we’ve been successful for more than 45 years.
Professionalism - requires diligence, dedication and attention to detail. Preparation - continuing education, staying on top of the latest industry trends, a working knowledge of the accounting industry. Passion - boundless enthusiasm for our clients and profession. Pride - we take satisfaction in offering you with the most professional and comprehensive service we are able to provide.
We are seeking a conscientious, motivated individual to join our team. To succeed at our firm you must be a team player with solid audit exper...ience. Solid tax experience is a plus. You must possess the ability to delegate and monitor work, be an effective and confident writer and verbal communicator to all levels (peers, management, clients, etc.) You will use these skills to gather and analyze data for audits; draft information requests; participate in meetings and conference calls; prepare reports; coach, delegate, monitor and review assignments to Associates.
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