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Assurance Associate - October 2024 - San Antonio



19d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Accounting & Tax
  • San Antonio

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  • You must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Statistics, eligible to sit for the CPA exams, proficient in Microsoft Office, strong communication skills, able to work in a team, and willing to travel.
  • You will ensure compliance with regulations, evaluate internal controls, apply accounting standards, use auditing theory, follow methodology, conduct research, and contribute ideas in a dynamic assurance associate role at BDO USA.


  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Statistics, required OR Bachelor’s degree in other focus area and CPA certification, required
  • Master’s in Accountancy, preferred
  • Experience:
  • Leadership experience, preferred
  • Accounting based internship, preferred
  • License/Certifications:
  • Eligible to sit for the CPA exams upon starting employment, required
  • Actively pursuing completion of CPA exams, preferred
  • Software:
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, required
  • Other Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions as directed
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, required
  • Takes appropriate actions without being asked
  • Basic understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit of a basic public and/or private company


  • Control Environment:
  • Applies knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures by:
  • Identifying and considering all applicable policies, laws, rules, and regulations of the firm, regulators, or other authoritative bodies as part of engagement team;
  • Making constructive suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures;
  • Documenting and validating the operating effectiveness of the clients’ internal control system.
  • GAAP:
  • Applies knowledge and understanding of governing principles; applying these principles to client transactions; and documenting and communicating an understanding and application of these principles by:
  • Providing support of conclusions with authoritative literature;
  • Drafting basic sets of financial statements with disclosures;
  • Researching intermediate areas of accounting and forming an initial opinion on the correct treatment independently
  • GAAS:
  • Applies knowledge and understanding of professional standards; application of the principles contained in professional standards; and the ability to document and communicate an understanding and application of professional standards on an engagement by:
  • Developing and applying an intermediate knowledge of auditing theory, a sense of audit skepticism, and the use of BDO audit manuals
  • Applying auditing theory to various client situations
  • Documenting in line with BDO policy, identifying deviations and notifying more senior team members in order to obtain appropriate approvals
  • Applying knowledge to identify instances where testing may be reduced or expanded and notifying more senior team members of the occurrence
  • Contributing ideas/opinions to the engagement teams
  • Methodology:
  • Applies knowledge and application of BDO standards to guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products by:
  • Completing all appropriate documentation of BDO work papers
  • Ensuring assigned work is performed in accordance with BDO methodology and requirements
  • Research:
  • Applies methodology used to seek or maintain information from authoritative sources and to draw conclusions regarding a target issue based on the information by:
  • Researching basic and intermediate accounting topics and forming an initial opinion on the treatment independently
  • Other duties as required


What are the responsibilities of an Assurance Associate?

The Assurance Associate is responsible for preparing financial statements with disclosures, applying basic areas of GAAP, documenting, validating, testing, and assessing various control systems. They may also be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements. The Assurance Associate will be expected to travel as needed to meet firm and client needs.

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BDO USA, LLP is a professional services firm that offers a wide range of assurance, tax, and advisory services. The company is dedicated to providing high-quality, tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of its clients across various industries. BDO focuses on helping businesses navigate complex challenges, optimise performance, and achieve their strategic objectives. With a commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction, BDO strives to build long-term relationships and deliver value through deep industry expertise and a personalised approach.

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  • Empowerment Through Knowledge

    Be curious. Listen intently. Be direct. Share what you know.

  • People First

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  • Exceptional Every Day, Every Way

    Model excellence. Have integrity. Be a true professional. Everyone is a client.

  • Embrace Change

    Move to improve. Be forward thinking. Lead the way. Grow and help others grow.

  • Choose Accountability

    Do what you'll say you'll do. Take personal responsibility. Be humble. Mind the bottom line.


  • Growth

    Ongoing training and professional development opportunities to empower your career journey

  • BDO Flex

    Flexibility at BDO is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We encourage our people to collaborate with their teams to achieve work+life fit

  • Personal Satisfaction

    A culture that allows you to love what you do and where you do it

  • Family

    Options that help you put your family first. Including: parental leave, pet insurance and long-term care benefits

  • Paid Time Off

    A culture that encourages employees to rest and recharge, with 12 holidays celebrated annually, including a week off at the end of the year

  • Wellness

    Programs designed to help you reduce stress and improve overall health and well-being

  • Retirement Benefits

    Plan for your future with a competitive 401k plan and a defined benefit plan offered through BDO’s ESOP

  • Benefits Program

    From day one, comprehensive medical, dental, vision, FSA and prescription insurance for the whole family