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Technical Independence Senior Associate- Location can be anywhere in the US

Company: RSM US LLP
Location: New York
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The National Office of Risk Management (NORM) supports the implementation of programs, policies, and practices to manage RSM US risk. The technical independence senior associate assists with managing risk to the Firm regarding independence requirements of regulatory bodies including the Securities Exchange Commission, Public Accounting Oversight Board and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The position is a member of the National Office of Independence team, assisting engagement teams with compliance with independence policies, including assistance with policy development, performing the initial evaluation of engagement specific independence consultations, and assisting the personal independence team with consultations. Relocation is not required.Essential Duties:

  • At the direction and under the supervision of Independence team management performing the initial "triage" of incoming requests for guidance in independence matters from engagement personnel, including the assessment of the applicable independence rule set(s) and level of the matter's complexity.
  • Develop and grow personal knowledge and skills related to independence rules.
  • Assist supervisor with development and presentation of independence related training, tools and guidance
  • Other National Office of Risk Management related projects, as neededTechnical /Soft Skills:
    • Learning to read and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures - required
    • Awareness of SEC, PCAOB and AICPA Independence rules and ability to recognize the potential impact of changes to firm policies, processes and personnel (preferred)
    • Learning to communicate information clearly and concisely, in writing to diverse audiences across the firm and to outside professional contacts (required)
    • Developing conflict resolution skills (required)
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office products including familiarity with SharePoint as a document repository (required)
    • Learning to identify and recommend process improvement and efficiency (required)
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion (required)Experience:Education:
      • Bachelor's degree (required) in Accounting or related degree (preferred)
      • Eligible to obtain CPA license (preferred)
      • 2-3+ years' experience in public accounting (required)
      • Exposure to independence considerations in professional practice or in a National Office role (preferred).Leadership Skills:
        • Basic knowledge of the impact of regulatory controls on business conditions (required)
        • Acts to make things better by making deliberate attempts to add value. Seeks information from supervisor for guidance on consultative approach (required)
        • Organizational and prioritization skills (required)
        • Able to adapt quickly to changes in regulatory environment, industry and the firm (required)
        • Ability to respond positively to changing circumstances, identification of potential change to drive business improvement (required)
        • Ability to work collaboratively with the independence team and engagement teams (required)
        • Learning to escalate issues (preferred)Proactive in requesting and providing feedback (required)Currently, RSM does not intend to hire candidates for entry level positions who will need, now or in the future, RSM sponsorship through any non-immigrant visa category such as the H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, O-1, or TN. RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at The firm offers a competitive benefits package, base compensation, and an employee bonus program for eligible roles based on individual and firm performance per program guidelines.Base compensation ranges can be found between the ranges noted below in the posting,and an actual offer can vary based upon on role, hiring location, and qualifications.For additional information on RSM's total rewards, visit our website at . If required by applicable law or client policy, you may be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation. You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective. Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood. RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Keywords: RSM US LLP, New York , Technical Independence Senior Associate- Location can be anywhere in the US, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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