We are seeking a Senior level Audit candidate with a passion for public accounting, who is looking to take the next step up into leading the financial reporting/audit department of our rapidly-growing, full-service CPA firm client, located north of Portland, Maine.

Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the financial reporting engagement, audit planning, risk assessment and additional audit procedures, and evaluation of evidence.  Preparation of financial statements, compilations, reviews, note disclosures and any required additional schedules while developing and cultivating professional client relationships.

Experience preparing financial statements, bookkeeping, QuickBooks, tax preparation, audit and assurance is required.  Solid understanding of both FASB and GASB is required.  Must have strong communication, analytical, organizational, client service, multi-tasking and computer skills (MS Office required). QuickBooks and Engagement software proficiency is a plus. Minimal travel required.  Experience working with municipalities and non-profits is a plus.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related discipline and a minimum of four years’ experience in a CPA firm with direct

audit/assurance and financial reporting experience and a proven ability to lead audits through to completion is required.  CPA is a strong plus.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits package with a clear career growth path and future partnership. Collaborative company culture, work/life balance and flexible hours.  Local candidates within commute range only. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.

Tagged as: audit, growth potential, public accounting

About Calm Water Business Partner, LLC

Calm Water Business Partner is a small, woman-owned professional recruiting firm, covering a wide range of disciplines such as (but not limited to): Accounting, Finance, Engineering, IT, Scientific, Operations, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and Administration.


We recruit for all levels from entry to senior management, part or full time direct hires. Our client companies represent a variety of industries and sizes throughout the United States, with a special focus on the New England area.


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