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

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

If you are looking for a highly respected firm that has deep roots within the community, builds strong relationships with their clients and is awarded best in their community for multiple years, then Rushton is the place for you. Rushton is one of Northeast Georgia’s largest and most respected accounting firms in the region for over 40 years and is seeking an Audit Associate professional in our growing Government Audit Division.
The selected individual will be provided an opportunity to help our clients grow their businesses while working with a team of professionals who share in the same goals. You will work in a professional environment with state-of-the-art business development tools and be provided training that will allow you to continually grow your career! Within our fully renovated building, our teams are highly trained, educated and closely work with our clients to know their businesses well. Our professionals encounter new assignments that provide opportunities to learn, grow and understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.

We are proud to offer our employees a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, including 401(K), 401(K) matching, Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Unlimited PTO, personal financial planning services from our in-house financial planner. In search of obtaining your CPA license? - Look no farther - we have a program you do not want to miss out on!

Rushton is in Gainesville, Georgia just 45 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Celebrating our 40th year 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 45 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. Our hiring decisions are based as much on strong ethics and moral character as on intelligence and professional training. 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 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. If you have audit experience, leadership skills and the technical know-how we are seeking, please submit your resume for consideration.

Take the career leap - we will catch you with open arms!

The Audit Associate works directly with all levels of the firm, including closely with Senior Associates, Supervisors and Managers, and performs test work on multiple types of contract audits. The Audit Associate demonstrates professional creativity in dealing with client matters and make constructive suggestions to improve client operations with leadership. The Associate effectively analyzes transactions, recognizing potential allowability/allocability issues, conducts appropriate research, and works closely with Sr. Associates on resolving the issue.

Your focus will initially be on the following three areas:
1. Audit and Accounting
2. Task and Engagement Management
3. Personal and Professional Development

Specific duties include:
• Performing audit procedures in an accurate, thorough and timely manner.
• Responsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverable.
• Monitoring project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to seniors, managers and/or partners.
• Understand and apply concepts of materiality and audit risk.
• Prepare work papers that are informative, indexed, cross-referenced and can easily be understood and explained.
• Accept responsibility for, and complete tasks assigned by Rushton management in a timely fashion.
• Make effective use of firm resources to complete a project.
• Alert Rushton management in a timely fashion of any issues, constraints, challenges, and/or scheduling conflicts that may arise in completing the assigned task(s).
• Promotes teamwork and cooperation within the office. Fosters effective relationships with client.
• Personal and Professional Development.
• Earn confidence, trust and respect from clients and colleagues.
• Continually develop technical skills and industry knowledge. Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and independent thinking.
• Attend local professional and business organization functions, as well as networking events.
• Represent the firm in positive and professional manner.
• Demonstrate accounting proficiency by pursuing and passing the CPA exam.
• Develop an ability to motivate and train self and demonstrate sound business judgment.
• Actively participate in Rushton internal development programs, including staff training courses.
• Willing to travel up to 40% of time.
• Availability to work overtime during peak periods throughout the year.


Required Skills:
• BA/BS in Accounting; has obtained or is actively sitting for the CPA exam and meets the necessary requirements to license immediately upon completion of the CPA exam.
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards – (GAAS)
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards – (GAGAS)
• Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills.
• Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
• Excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
• Must have strong research skills.
• Proven technical skills with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; audit software, and Caseware.
• Solid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task.
• Successful completion of a background check.
• Valid credentials to work in the U.S.



To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Frankie Capparelli, Talent Development Manager at