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BDO USA, LLP Experienced Assurance Associate in Grand Rapids, Michigan

brExperienced Assurance AssociatebrGrand RapidsbrMichiganbr20214BRbrBDO's Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.brThe Experienced Audit Associate will be responsible for preparing financial statements with disclosures, applying basic areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position may also be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements.brbrbQualifications/bbrEducation:br- Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent requiredbr- Masters in Accountancy or equivalent preferredbrExperience:br- One (1) to two (2) years prior experience in public or private accounting firmbr- Accounting based internship beneficial brLicense/Certifications:br- Eligible to sit for the CPA exams upon starting employment required and actively pursuing completion of the exams requiredbr- CPA preferred.brSoftware:br- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPointbr- Prior experience with various assurance applications and research tools beneficialbrOther Knowledge, Skills Abilities:br- Basic understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit of a basic public and/or private companybr- Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, requiredbr- Knowledge of internal accounting controls and professional standards and regulations (GAAP, GAAS, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc).br- Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels both within the client organization and the firmbr- Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environmentbr- Solid analytical and diagnostic skills and ability to break down complex issues and implementing appropriate resolutionsbr- Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracybr- Solid project management skillsbrBR/All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.