Audit Associate in Arlington, Virginia, US at Keystone Advisors

Date Posted: 4/1/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Keystone Advisors is an independent Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in providing Financial Advisory Solutions, Technology Management, Attestation, Accounting, and Auditing Services, Business Performance and Transformation Solutions, Program Management Support, Budget Support, Interim CFO Solutions and Staff Augmentation to Government Agencies, Corporate Entities and leading Accounting and Audit firms in Chicago, Washington, DC, Alexandria VA, and other metropolitan areas.

Keystone is looking for Audit Associates to join our team supporting one of our federal clients in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

The Audit Associate will perform financial statement audits. 

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform financial statement audits.
  • Review and analyze accounting detail transactions for accuracy.
  • Monitor the posting, review, validation and reconciliation of accounting data with source documents and/or feeder systems.
  • Perform tests of transaction details.
  • Conduct analysis and prepare management control assessments
  • Analyze weekly/monthly financial reports/statements
  • Completes audit work papers by documenting audit tests and findings


Job Requirements


  • Must Be A US Citizen with an active Secret Security Clearance or higher or have the ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.  
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business or related field.
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or meet the CPA eligibility requirements in your state.
  • Must be CPE Compliant (80 hours of continuing professional education and training in the past two years that meets the government CPE requirements).
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of financial statement audit experience preferably in the federal environment (DOD/DLA preferred).
  • Experience performing tests of transaction details.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to multitask and work both independently and on a team.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Problem-solving ability.
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Thoroughness.

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401 K Match