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Audit Staff - Chicago, IL

Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
19 May 2023
Calibre CPA Group is seeking a Staff Auditor for our Chicago office. In this position you will work under the guidance of experienced professionals on audit engagements. Initially you will assist in the audit of selected financial statement accounts, document accounting systems and internal controls, prepare appropriate audit work papers, and assist in the preparation of financial statements and management letters.

Our firm looks for talented people who want to be challenged and desire rapid professional growth; enjoy interacting with others in a supportive work environment; have imagination, a sense of humor, intelligence, initiative, and dedication; and want to provide exceptional professional services to a diverse group of clients.

Position Responsibilities:

Develops basic technical knowledge with a heavy emphasis on learning on-the-job as employee moves from one audit engagement to the next
Assist in audit of certain financial statement accounts; assigned work will become more challenging with additional experience
Document accounting systems and internal controls
Prepare audit workpapers that are informative, indexed, cross-referenced and can easily be understood and explained, improving effectiveness on workpapers from the prior year
Resolve audit issues by obtaining evidence and making inquiries to clients
Responsible for becoming familiar with typical auditing procedures (Calibre standard audit programs) and performing procedures in accordance with Firm standards (use of Calibre standard workpapers) in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner
Collaborate with supervisor in a timely manner to resolve engagement issues
Identify and communicate accounting and auditing matters to senior auditors, managers, directors, principals and partners
Clear open review notes in a thorough and timely manner and assist in post fieldwork wrap up, as requested
Prepare client tax returns (Forms 990 and 5500)
Maintain an organized open items list


A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting is required
Accounting GPA must be 3.0 or higher
Active pursuit of CPA license a plus
Knowledge of and use of accounting software a plus, (Quickbooks, ProSystem, GoFileroom)
Should have working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, GAAP and GAAS
Experience in accounting is not necessary, but is a plus
Strong oral and written communication skills

About Us

Calibre is an established and growing public accounting firm with a 80-year history in the Washington DC, NY, IL and CA markets. We are dedicated to providing the best possible working environment, including a commitment to the personal and professional growth of our employees. The firm offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance coverage, 401(k) and profit-sharing plans, and a generous paid time off policy. It is our goal to cultivate our employees and give them a variety of resources to develop and grow into a career at Calibre. Please visit our website at to learn more about our firm.

Calibre CPA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calibre CPA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Calibre CPA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Calibre employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge
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  • Job Reference: 1010170113-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Calibre CPA Group PLLC
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent