Audit Senior

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We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career paths in the same way. That’s why CLA exists to create opportunities. We promise to know you and help you.

CLA is looking to add an Audit Senior for our growing State and Local Government practice in Eastern Wisconsin

In this growth role you will work closely with entire complement of principals, managers and other team members providing the highest quality auditing and accounting services for our clients. For both public and private companies, CLA’s assurance services extend to specialized areas including benefit plan audits, internal audit assistance, service organization controls (SOC) reviews, and customized agreed upon procedures engagements. If you have State and Local Government experience, then we are very interested in hearing from you. Other industry experience will be considered.


As a valued team member of our audit and assurance team at the Senior level, you would be involved in:

  • Executing and managing the day-to-day activities of audit engagements with clients (State and Local Government arena) from start to finish, including managing the budget, planning, fieldwork, directing staff and completing financial statements, including related disclosures
  • Reviewing client accounting and operating procedures
  • Developing and assessing the design and implementation of internal controls
  • Preparing all necessary financial statement and related disclosures and reportable condition correspondence letters
  • Utilizing proactive and effective communication with staff, management, and clients to communicate technical matters to both clients and management.

Our Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in accounting, business administration or related field
  • 2+ years of experience performing audits, preferably in a public accounting firm. State and Local Government industry experience highly desired.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, analytical, research and project management skills
  • Proficiency in GAAP and GAAS rules, standards, and procedures
  • Ability to multi-task, think independently, and problem solve in a team oriented, deadline driven environment
  • Strong computer and technical skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, accounting and audit software
  • CPA preferred. If not a CPA, must meet the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam and be actively working towards passing all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination

What’s In It For You?

  • Opportunity to work with a very well-respected firm that is growing into new and exciting markets.
  • Great work-life balance with ability to flex hours. 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Team environment
  • Friendly management that strives for team member collaboration

So if you’re a talented Senior Industry Professional with A&A experience who is ready for a career change, apply today!

Shortly after you apply you will receive an invitation with additional information. CLA has partnered with Pymetrics to help us get to know you a little better. The Pymetrics games take 20-30 minutes to complete and there are no right or wrong answers – so we hope you have fun!Following completion of the Pymetrics games, CLA will view the Pymetrics results alongside other information as part of the application review process.

CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our communities.  We are a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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