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Robert Half Senior External Auditor in Sacramento, California


Robert Half Direct is seeking a remote External Auditor to join an established accounting firm. The External Auditor will conduct company audits from planning through to completion. Tasks will include planning the audit process, research, reviewing current processes and providing recommendations to enhance company policies and procedures. This position along with the manager will be responsible for the audit team and will supervise, motivate and develop the team of junior audit staff. This role is required to review the work of junior personnel, as well as developing their skills and providing training and support.


  • Project manages one or more client engagements simultaneously, ensuring the overall success of each project

  • Acquires strong working knowledge of client’s business

  • Builds strong working relationships with clients to gather information, resolve problems and to sell/cross-sell products or services

  • Identifies, communicates and solves engagement and technical issues as well as communicating engagement progress in a timely and organized manner

  • Assists in identifying business development opportunities and in developing new business proposals, budgets and fee quotes

  • Assists in preparing billings and in collections

  • Supervises, trains and mentors Audit Staff

  • Preparing financial statements, footnote disclosures and management letter comments

  • Assisting with engagement administration including developing audit programs and customized procedures, budgets and engagement letters

  • Establishing work schedules using effective project management techniques

  • Researching and analyzing financial statements and audit related issues

  • Reviewing and preparing Form 990 and related tax returns preferred


  • 3-6 years audit experience in a public accounting firm, with some non-profit audit experience. Financial statement audits & reviews

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • CPA certification and active license

  • Strong project management, organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, technical and research skills

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing client and business dynamics with recommended solutions

  • An in-depth understanding of audit, business compliance, and financial regulations

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with clients

  • Experience in a remote and paperless environment

  • Understanding of Form 990 and related tax returns

  • Thorough understanding of GAAP, generally accepted auditing standards, internal controls and complex audit procedures and techniques

  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Thomson Reuters Programs, and QuickBooks preferred

  • Experience working remotely preferred

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