Staff Auditor in Arlington, Virginia, US at Keystone Advisors

Date Posted: 10/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Keystone Advisors is an independent certified public accounting firm licensed in the State of Illinois.

Keystone provides Audit, Accounting, and Advisory Services in the areas of financial and administrative management, organizational and business improvement, program management support, budget support, financial analytical services and reconciliation, technology management and staff augmentation.

Keystone Advisors is seeking Staff Auditors in Alexandria, VA to support one of our valued clients, one of the world's leading professional services firms and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firms in the United States.

The Staff Auditor will work with our clients to perform compliance, financial, internal and/or quality assurance audits.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensures compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices and documentation.
  • Support performance, compliance, financial, internal and quality assurance 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
  • 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

The ideal Staff Auditor must meet the following requirements:

  • Must Be A US Citizen with ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance or higher.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business or related field.
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA eligible with educational requirements of

at least 30 Hours of Accounting Coursework.

  • Must be CPE Compliant (80 hours of continuing professional education and training in the past two years that meets the government CPE requirements).
  • 2 years of accounting and/or audit experience preferably in the federal environment (DOD/DLA preferred).
  • Experience assisting with financial risk identification, reviewing and evaluating financial reports and accounting transactions processes including controls related to federal entities
  • Experience in financial and systems controls/accounting and functional support services.

Desired Skills:

  • Professional knowledge of accounting theories practices, methods, and techniques to accomplish independently a variety of assignments involving the analysis of financial data
  • Identify accounting needs not met by the prescribed system, recommend improvements in accounting and financial procedures or services, and submit systems change requests.
  • Develop, coordinate, and analyze accounting procedures to resolve operational problems.
  • 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 


  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K Match
  • Health Insurance package available