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Assurance Services Careers For A CPA

By Eric Anderson

With the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which demands a second layer of accounting scrutiny delivered in accurate, verified information, AICPA lists assurance services as “one of the newest, hottest growth areas for CPAs.” Assurance services provide professional and independent opinions which improve the quality of information presented to management and other decision makers within a company. It is predicted that job growth will remain strong because assurance services involves these areas:

* Information systems security review and analysis * Customer satisfaction surveys * Internal audit outsourcing * Accounts receivable review * Quality control * Risk assessment.

The following are job postings for CPAs in Assurance Services:

Internal Audit and Controls Jefferson Wells Tampa, Florida Description Under the supervision of the Director, the Internal Audit & Controls professional completes assigned projects and maintains the appropriate level of utilization in one or all of the following areas:

* Construction Audit and Advisory Services * Contract Compliance * Enterprise Risk Assessment and Management Services * Financial Institution Internal Audits and Other Financial Institution Services * Financial Reporting Audits * Fraud and Forensic Investigations * Information Technology Audits * Internal Audit Co-Sourcing and Outsourcing * Operational Audits * Regulatory Compliance Audits * Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Work

Jefferson Wells is a unique, agile firm which delivers professional services in the areas of internal audit and controls, technology risk management, tax, and finance and accounting-related services including Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. Requirements ● Bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, or finance * CPA preferred * MBA or other relevant advanced degree preferred * Minimum five (5) years’ experience required with at least one (1) year of internal audit experience and the balance of experience in financial statement auditing/preparation/reporting, operational auditing, internal controls and/or Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance * Willingness and ability to travel

Internal Auditor Siemens Miami, Florida

Description:

● Identify and communicate changes in the business risk profile to the engagement manager * Establish, maintain and leverage personal network / cross-regional relationship * Adhere to all performance coaching and development protocols, policies and procedures and insure timely adherence to program requirements * Actively plan and prepare the assigned engagement tasks for Financial Audit * Manage execution of your audit engagements in accordance with the internal global audit plan, methodology and guidelines

Requirements:

* Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, COSO Internal Control and risk management frameworks and internal audit methodologies is required. * Must have a minimum of 4 years experience as a Financial Auditor, preferably with the ‘Big 4′. * Must be willing to travel 70% – 75% to both domestic and international audit sites * Strong knowledge of US GAAP required. * Working knowledge of IFRS a plus. * Candidate should have experience with the execution of a risk-based audit engagement as well as a working knowledge of International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. * Spanish and / or Portuguese speaking skills are highly desirable

Internal Controls Manager Land O’Lakes Minnesota

The Internal Controls Manager will be responsible for working with Land O’Lakes’ five business segments to identify, test and evaluate key internal controls over financial reporting, while coordinating business continuity activities, participating in meetings of a designated committee that evaluates all identified control deficiencies, driving process improvement initiatives, and consulting on ad-hoc projects with the business segments. The Internal Control Manager is also responsible for handling inquiries from external auditors and mentoring junior staff and interns.

Requirements * College degree in Accounting or Finance * CPA, * Minimum of four years of public accounting experience; including experience auditing or implementing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements in the manufacturing industry. How do you get there from here? To become a CPA in assurance services, you should have an interest helping businesses comply with complex governmental regulations. If you are still in college, consider taking courses in business risk management and information technology security. If you have graduated with your BA/BS, consider taking courses in these areas to bring your total coursework up to the 150 semester hours required by most states before you sit for the CPA Exam. How do you become a CPA? First, you need a bachelor’s degree with at least some accounting courses. Try CPAexcel’s Exam Planner to determine if you meet your state’s requirements. Exam Planner can tell you what courses you need before you apply to sit for the exam and Exam Planner gives you all the contact information for the testing agency in your state. By becoming a CPA, you expand your opportunities to:

* move into management, * travel the world, and * command a higher salary.

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