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Government/Non-Profit Audit Associate (Entry Level) -- Gainesville, GA

Government/Non-Profit Audit Associate (Entry Level) -- Gainesville, GA

Rushton, one of Northeast Georgia’s largest and most respected accounting firms in the region, is seeking an entry-level Auditor Associate in our growing Government and Non-Profit Division.  At Rushton, you will have the opportunity to work closely with your peers and clients to develop your leadership, technical and professional skills while working on challenging and exciting engagements.

We offer career progression and growth opportunities, parental leave and a full benefits package.  We have a fun, collaborative work environment with advanced technology systems and equipment.  We take work/life balance seriously with business casual and “dress for your day”, unlimited PTO, and community involvement.  The success of Rushton can be directly attributed to the firm’s employees.  We make substantial investments in hiring, developing and retaining our employees.  We have been recognized in our community involvement and company culture, including being named one of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For, Best of Hall County, and Small Business of the Year.

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting
  • Valid CPA license or a commitment to pass the CPA exam
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
  • Knowledge of Governmental Auditing Standards
  • Proficient in use of computers and accounting software
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work as a team and meet project timelines
  • Willingness to travel locally up to 70% of time
  • Availability to work overtime during peak periods throughout the year
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Valid credentials to work in the U.S.


Our hiring decisions are based as much on strong ethics and moral character as on intelligence and professional training.

We are proud to offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. If you have the education, audit knowledge or interest, leadership skills and the technical know-how we are seeking, please submit your resume for consideration.

Rushton is located in Gainesville, Georgia just 45 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Celebrating over 35 years in business, the firm is one of Northeast Georgia's largest and most respected accounting firms representing clients throughout the region. With a staff of more than 40 professionals, Rushton has broad expertise ranging from standard tax planning and preparation to sophisticated management advisory services and consulting. Though we are a large local firm, we thrive on developing personal, long-term relationships with every client.

Our firm believes strongly in family values and works together to provide opportunities for a healthy work and home relationship. We offer a tremendous growth opportunity for aspiring staff members seeking to grow themselves personally and professionally. We offer a great work environment and outstanding quality of life in Gainesville, the county seat for Hall County and the financial center of Northeast Georgia. The area's beauty -- in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and on the shores of 38,000-acre Lake Lanier -- is matched by a vibrant business, cultural and entertainment environment.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Cindy Campbell, CPA, Firm Administrator at ccampbell@rushtonandcompany.com.

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