Audit Associate

Los Angeles (Hybrid) /
Audit and Assurance – Audit /
Regular Full-time
/ Hybrid
GHJ is looking for an Audit Associate
WHY we get up in the morning
At GHJ we help our people and clients pursue their passions, build thriving businesses, and create a better future.

WHAT we believe
We believe that collaboration is the foundation for success. We work as a business advocate for our clients – providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for the future.

HOW we succeed
We are deeply committed to our core values of Bright Minds, Brave Hearts and Bold Actions and incorporate them into every aspect of our business. By living these values, we are able to meet our strategic objectives of Remaining Fiercely Independent (financial success), Meeting client demands/needs (client success), Reinforcing and expanding cultural distinction (people success).

What you’ll be doing
A wide variety of diversified accounting assignments under the supervision of different professionals. Performance is based on the quality of work, application of accounting knowledge, and ability to meet time constraints.

You will be responsible for…

    • Performs audit, review or compilation procedures as assigned by supervisors.
    • Assists in proofing financial statements and other documents if appropriate.
    • Participate in the planning of our engagements—audits, reviews, or compilations.
    • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and apply areas of GAAP.
    • Provides input to the engagement team on suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures.
    • Build relationships with, and speaks to, client personnel to obtain an understanding of their business operations, processes and functions.
    • Documents work completed by preparing workpapers within firm guidelines.
    • Prepares and indexes working papers; performs various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing standards to verify accuracy and validity of client's financial matters.

What we need from you

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
    • Proficiency with computer, spreadsheet software program, and calculator.
    • Knowledge of accounting principles.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
    • Working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.
    • Proficiency in use of computers
Six decades, overriding focus: our people and our clients.
GHJ was founded in 1953, making us one of the oldest independent firms in the Los Angeles area. Ranked as a top 20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the firm has 22 partners and approximately 200 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. Our firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), Public Company Accounting Oversite Board (PCAOB), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CAN). Collaboration and maintaining strong relationships are the cornerstones of our success.

We are also an independent member of HLB International, a worldwide organization of over 250 member professional accounting firms and business advisors. This affiliation gives us access to the subject matter experts of other member firms and provides consulting and professional services in over 158 countries through its nearly 800 offices worldwide.

GHJ complies with all local/state regulations in regards to displaying salary ranges. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data, ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD, technology), for example. At GHJ, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $64k to $78K plus OT.