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Audit Associate

Abilene, Texas
Job Type
19 May 2023
About Condley and Company, L.L.P.

Founded in 1939, Condley and Company, L.L.P. provides reliable accounting and consulting services to clients throughout Texas, as well as the United States. The firm maintains a heavy concentration serving banking entities, not-for-profit organizations, healthcare providers, construction companies and closely held businesses. Condley and Company, L.L.P. is an independently owned member of the RSM US Alliance Network. The firm has a staff of more than 70 employees, which includes 10 full-time partners.

Our goal is to provide each employee with an opportunity to build their career, make a difference in the world, and have their talents recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our team, and we nurture positive, supportive relationships within our workforce just as we do our client relationships.

A career with Condley can offer you unique advantages such as diverse projects, experience, and clientele; a healthy work/life balance; direct interaction with partners and client executives; career advancement and support; and competitive compensation and benefits. If you are interested in joining a stable, growing, team-based professional services firm, we want to hear from you.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor's degree with appropriate accounting hours
Foundational understanding of accounting and auditing concepts
Analytical skills
Interpersonal skills

Role Success Factors

Client Service Excellence

Distinguishes proper communication method with each interaction (phone, email, face to face)
Acts in a professional manner at all times
Aware of client's expectations (deadlines, deliverables, client protocol, information flow)
Clearly articulates requests and questions to client; takes notes to avoid repeat requests/questions
Maintains high level of organization (open items listing, PBC list, client files)
Reads prior year financial statements and client's website and actively seeks out information from team members to gain understanding of client's business and industry

People Management & Relationships

Takes the initiative to be a team player (seeks out opportunities to help others)
Serves as a mentor to peers and develops loyalty and trust with team
Successfully adapts to different personalities and working styles
Communicates with team and clients in a professional manner; asks open-ended questions in a tactful manner and communicates engagement status responsibilities on a timely basis.
Holds self accountable for assigned work; seeks continuous feedback
Takes ownership of personal career goals and seeks out mentors, coaches, and advisors within Condley to help achieve aspirations
Attends recruiting and firm events to build practice

Productivity & Business Growth

Meets charge hour and realization expectations
Understands importance of budget and the monitoring of it; has basic understanding of realization and margin
Identifies out of scope work: communicates to proper team member in a timely manner
Communicates client concerns/problems to appropriate team member and provides input for appropriate response
Aware of Condley's business lines (tax, audit, etc.) and client service capabilities


Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products and Assurance tools
Works independently under general supervision and control to complete and properly document assigned workpapers and audit program steps; makes recommendations within scope of responsibilities
Takes initiative to understand and apply available resources and Condley's guidance and policies
Understands and applies the risk-based audit approach and related assertions
Responsible for understanding the interrelationship of accounts within transaction cycles to appropriately apply audit procedures
Applies understanding of the complete audit cycle from planning to deliverables and executes appropriate methodologies and audit procedures
Identifies, analyzes and evaluates discrepancies uncovered while performing audit procedures and makes recommendations for resolution
Analyzes financial information and prepares basic financial statements (including footnotes)
Retains learning/knowledge from one client to the next; continuously applies and builds on prior learning; seeks and identifies opportunities for developing efficiencies in audit work
Uses problem solving and analytical skills to interpret and evaluate information and ensures the client's explanations are appropriately documented
Applies an appropriate level of professional skepticism in performing audit procedures, and takes an appropriate approach when interacting with clients
Demonstrates self-awareness of personal strengths and development areas
Demonstrates awareness of Condley's risk management policies and procedures (e.g. client confidentiality, client acceptance)

Key Skills to Accelerate Your Career

Displays problem-solving skills and effective, insightful and timely communication skills
Good team player with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn; displays initiative to take on new work outside of comfort zone
Consistently produces a high-quality work product

Key Development Opportunities

On the Job

Interact with Seniors, Managers, Senior Managers and Partners
Daily interaction with clients
Learn more about the various service lines - what we offer as a firm
Attend planning meetings and actively participate in risk and fraud discussions
Take initiative to request exposure to new audit sections and stretch assignments
Seek exposure to multiple teams/people/work styles from which to learn

Learning & Professional Development

Industry-related training
Read information provided by Condley and profession to stay current on accounting and auditing guidance


Networking: community and professional organizations, alumni programs, professional networking websites, etc.
Identify mentor(s) - take ownership of career
Begin studying for and taking the CPA exam
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  • Job Reference: 1010170126-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Condley and Company
  • Location: Abilene, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent