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BKD, LLP Audit Senior Associate in DES MOINES, Iowa

Are you an accounting student striving for CPA eligibility or a current associate-level professional looking for a full-time opportunity in Audit? At BKD, you can use your critical thinking abilities to help clients solve problems or apply your social skills to build rewarding business relationships. You will work with clients from a variety of industries as you develop your technical skills and strengthen the foundation on which you will build your career.Whether you choose to start in audit or tax, you will be coached by our experienced staff and management personnel. As your skill set grows, you will assume greater responsibility and actively participate in determining your career path.What You Will Do:Complete audit testing on financial statement accounts such as cash, accounts payable, or fixed assetsWork with client personnel to reconcile account differences and analyze financial dataHelp draft management letter comments and the audit reportParticipate in client meetings alongside BKD partners and managersA Successful Trusted Advisor Has:Effective time managementStrong oral and written communication skillsAbility to work well with a team as well as independentlyProblem-solving attitudeWillingness to take initiativeClose attention to detailAbility to work under pressure and against deadlinesMinimum Qualifications:Associate positions require a bachelor's or master's degree in accountingAssociates must be eligible to sit for the CPA exam or have CPA certificationSolid technical accounting knowledgeProficiency in Microsoft Office SuiteGPA of 3.0 or higher (in major and overall) preferred for college candidatesEarly career candidates may have up to 18 months of relevant progressive audit experience in public accounting or a combination of corporate audit and public accounting experiencePreferred Qualifications:Prior internships in a public accounting firm performing audit work Applicants for positions with BKD must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.At BKD, our mission is to provide rewarding career opportunities and invest in the success of our people. Through award-winning learning and development, coaching, and career advocacy programs, you will have the tools to make every play count and reach your professional goals. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to influence innovation and build long-lasting relationships. As a BKDer, you will be able to learn, lead, serve, and be recognized for your contributions.As a part of our People First culture, we invest in the well-being of our Trusted Advisors so they can provide Unmatched Client Service. Click here to learn how we invest in our people: .Make your next play at BKD.About BKDBKD, a national CPA, and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our approximately 3,000 dedicated professionals provide solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer a variety of tax, accounting, and consulting services and combine the insight and ideas of thought leaders in multiple industries. Learn more at .Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit is BKD's standard policy not to accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.BKD expressly reserves the right not to consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies.BKD further reserves the right not to pay a fee to a recruiter or agency unless such recruiter or agency has a signed vendor agreement with BKD.Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of BKD without having a BKD vendor agreement in place will be considered the property of BKD.#LI-JB1 #LI-DSMBKD, LLP is an equal opportunit