Senior Audit Specialist

Honolulu, HI

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Reputable company looking for a Senior Audit Associate!

 Job Duties:

  • Prepare confirmations and client schedule requests and monitor completion status
  • Provide ongoing daily instruction, on-the-job training and coaching for all members of the team
  • Gain an understanding of the clients’ business and industry through review of prior year information
  • Do appropriate research, outline the issues, suggest a solution and document agreed-upon resolution
  • Responsible for mentoring and developing less-experienced staff
  • Coordinate with the client and the manager to develop the audit strategy 
  • Develop the time budget and detailed staff assignments
  • Promptly review and provide constructive developmental feedback
  • Identify and appropriately resolve most issues that arise
  • Serve as on-site liaison/point person between the team and the client
  • Maintain ongoing communications with key client personnel
  • Effectively communicate with client to obtain information necessary
  • Promptly inform the manager of anticipated variances between budget and expected actual time
  • Manage engagement fieldwork, wrap-up and preparation of client deliverables to meet client deadlines
  • Monitor actual staff time as compared to budget on a daily basis
  • Draft financial reports and required auditor communications for manager and partner review
  • Prepare the preliminary time budget for next year’s audit


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in accounting, or related
  • Must hold a current and valid certified public accountant’s license
  • Must have 2-3 years of progressively greater audit experience in an accounting environment
  • Must have a solid accounting technical foundation and great technical skills
  • Strong supervisory and coaching skills
  • Must be able to travel/drive to job sites  
  • Good problem-solving and time-management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure in order to meet deadlines

Pay: $64,000-$75,000, depending on experience

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