Company:  McConnell & Jones
Position:  Staff Auditor (Entry Level)
Location:  Corporate Office–Houston
Description:  The Staff Auditor is expected to acquire and develop competence, skills and judgment in accounting principles and auditing procedures.

Responsibilities include:

  • Become familiar with pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Boards and AICPA.
  • Assume responsibility for various segments of audits under supervision.
  • Be familiar with current accounting principles and auditing techniques.
  • Performs detailed audit procedures on financial statement account balances, prepares and adjusts work papers from clients’ trial balance.
  • Researches accounting issues.
  • Interact with clients to help audit team efficiency.
  • Communicate auditing matters and problems to Senior Associates, Managers and Partners.
  • Acquire a working knowledge of the client’s business.
  • Become oriented with Firm’s practices, policies, and culture.
  • Establish a Continuing Professional Educational program to include participation in training sessions, and reading and self-study programs, in preparation for supervisory role.
  • Recognizes potential problem areas in specific engagements and discusses them with engagement supervisor.
  • Participates in the engagement planning process.
  • Performs other accounting, auditing, and consulting duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • Execute day to day activities of audit engagements for multiple clients.

Education/skill requirements and work experience include:

  • Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles; knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Government Auditing Standards (GAS Yellow Book) and Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Standards (GAGAS) a plus and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Either holds a current and valid certified public accountant’s license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; 3.5 or higher GPA in major preferred.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Must have completed requirements to sit for CPA exam.
  • Zero to one year audit experience in the commercial, governmental, non-profit sectors or benefit plan audit experience a plus.

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, please contact Mandy Szabo at

Submitted by Lindsey Braentner