Senior Audit Associate

Sassetti LLC is growing and we would like you to join our fun, close-knit audit team as a Senior Audit Associate. At Sassetti, we strive to blend the fast-paced environment of public accounting with a firm culture that emphasizes work-life balance, quality service, continuous improvement, personal and collective responsibility and adaptability at all levels. Some of the benefits we offer include flexible and remote work arrangements, a mentoring program, and opportunities to work in several different industries (including non-profits, employee benefit plans, public companies [PCAOB], manufacturing, and technology). This position can be fully remote. As independent members of the BDO Alliance USA, employees have the opportunity to be involved in BDO training seminars/webinars and conferences.


  • Leading and participating in annual audit, review, and compilation engagements with a variety of clients. As an in-charge, you will be tasked with planning and executing the day-to-day activities of engagements while managing budgets.
  • Supporting design and execution of approach and procedures for engagements while adhering to relevant auditing and assurance standards.
  • Identifying and addressing client related issues during engagements, while working closely with the Manager and Partner in charge.
  • Maintaining relationships with clients with a focus on providing excellent client service, and working with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services.
  • Supervising staff assigned to your projects to ensure that schedules, budgets, and quality requirements are met.
  • Communicating the engagement status with the client and their advisors on a timely and ongoing basis.

Office Administration and Client Service

  • Adhering to the office administration and billing policies of Sassetti LLC including entering time into the timekeeping system daily.
  • Setting up files, trial balances, and lead sheets.
  • Reviewing and updating client financials and filings and reconciling and rolling forward client balances.
  • Vouching and tracing to and from client documents.
  • Summarizing client agreements.
  • Researching complex transactions.
  • Identifying and solving problems.
  • Participating in staff training.
  • Meeting rising standards of quality control while maintaining our lean audit approach.
  • Participating in the firm’s strategic planning process.
  • Developing and advocating “best practices” suited to our practice niche.

Skills and Education Required

  • CPA certificate or Bachelor’s degree in accounting with desire to pursue CPA certificate and an interest in working with mid-size businesses.
  • 3 or more years of recent and relevant public accounting auditing experience, with knowledge of US GAAS and US GAAP.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Positive, can-do demeanor with willingness to “dig in” and get the work done.
  • Excellent understanding, comprehension, and ability to articulate auditing and accounting concepts.
  • Strong project management skills, demonstrating ability to multi-task to facilitate planning, executing, and wrapping up various engagements concurrently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel and Word.
  • Ability to travel to various client sites in the Chicagoland area.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.
  • Experience auditing GAGAS and Single Audits is a plus.

Qualified applicants should submit, along with their resume, a cover letter detailing their acceptable salary range and how many hours per week they are willing to work.

Oak Brook Office

2107 Swift Drive, Suite 210
Oak Brook, IL 60523

(p) 708-386-1433
(f) 708-386-0139

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