•   Full Time
  •   CA

Supervising Senior

Reports to:

Managers and Senior Managers


The Supervising Senior is typically responsible for senioring larger more complex engagements and may also manage two or more engagements simultaneously. Supervising Seniors assume responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments, can review working papers and financial statements, and can communicate with clients on a one-on-one basis. Supervising Seniors are responsible for complying with pronouncements of professional and other regulatory groups.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assumes full responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments using established firm policies and procedures.
  2. Coordinates various phases of engagements, plans engagements, budgets time and expenses, monitors actual performance against budget, reviews working papers for accuracy and completeness, and reviews financial statements for suitability of presentation and adequacy of disclosures.
  3. Resolves accounting and auditing problems as they arise.
  4. Provides supervision and on-the-job training to staff assigned to engagement.
  5. Studies and evaluates clients’ internal controls.
  6. Assigns work to staff members based on their knowledge and capabilities.
  7. Supports training of staff members, offers guidance and direction, gives constructive criticism of working papers.
  8. Ensures that working papers, financial statements, tax returns, and letters of recommendations are prepared in accordance with generally accepted professional and firm standards.
  9. Communicates engagement’s progress, problems, resolutions, financial information, tax activity and other business concerns to the client.
  10. Reviews with manager or partner significant findings that raise questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation.
  11. Prepares or reviews financial statements, notes, schedules, management letters, and tax returns for later discussion between manager or partner and the client.
  12. Prepares staff evaluation reports.

Nonessential Functions:

  1. Serves in educational programs as an instructor or discussion leader.
  2. Participates in firm’s practice development efforts including expanding services to clients.
  3. Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by managers or partners.
  4. Such other duties as may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Supervises one or more staff and semi-senior accounts on assigned engagements, instructs them in work to be performed, reviews work done and directs necessary revisions.
  2. Participates in the development and training of other professionals.

Salary Commensurate with Experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in use of computers, spreadsheet software programs, and calculator.
  • Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and personal income taxes.
  • Experience with SOX

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Generally requires four (4) to five (5) years experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity, scope, and number of engagements managed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or Master’s degree in accounting.
  • Minimum of forty hours of continuing professional education is required each year to develop technical and supervisory skills to provide and supervise services to clients.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent same day travel for work at client’s offices, meetings, and seminars using personal vehicle.
  • Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Heavy overtime work required from January to April 15; may be in excess of 55 hours per week.
  • Minimal Hazards.
  • General office working conditions.

Success Factors:

Outstanding oral and written communication skills

For immediate consideration, please forward a copy of your current resume to referencing job # or a link to this job.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Financial Industry

Applications Accepted Until

01 January 2030