Associate Consultant - Fall 2021 in San Francisco, CA at CBIZ

Date Posted: 9/15/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level.  

CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions:  

  • 2020 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work®  
  • 2019 America’s Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes 
  • 2019 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence 
  • 2021 Vault Rankings - 5th Best Accounting Firm for Client Interaction  

CBIZ ARC Consulting, LLC (“CBIZ ARC”), a division of CBIZ, is currently hiring for an Associate Consultant position for Fall 2021.  CBIZ ARC assists high growth companies with complex technical accounting, internal and external reporting, external audit preparation, IPO preparation, as well as systems / process and people. In specific, our professionals assist clients with their efforts to meet financial reporting requirements, including the preparation of financial statement and regulatory filings, and the application and implementation of complex accounting standards for U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Our practice combines our knowledge and experience in the areas of financial reporting, risk management, and compliance to help address our clients' most important issues. We're committed to delivering integrated services with a focus on value and quality. Our professionals have deep accounting and financial reporting knowledge and experience across multiple industries.  This specialized technical knowledge and industry experience allow us to provide a unique perspective in solving today's accounting issues.

Essential Functions and Primary Duties

Professional and Technical Responsibilities:

  • Develop excellent professional oral and written communication skills in order to establish working relationships with client personnel
  • Apply problem solving skills and deliver ARC Consulting methodology on engagements
  • Build and broaden industry knowledge to support organization and functional initiatives by taking advantage of our training programs and participating in relevant teams
  • Exercise professional judgment on engagements by providing proactive solutions and recommendations
  • Proactively manage career – set goals and career plans with Managing Directors

Associate Consultant Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to a strong client relationship through interactions with client personnel
  • Understand engagement as it relates to client's business
  • Demonstrate knowledge in some areas of industry or functional specialty
  • Perform components of engagements as instructed and identify opportunities for improvement in quality and efficiency
  • Deliver high quality deliverables for each engagement and in accordance with instructions given and expectations of management team
  • Deliver services that meet ARC Consulting standards of excellence
  • Writing components of various reports/deliverables related to engagements  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BBA/BS in Accounting
  • US CPA (or plan to apply)
  • Internship in Accounting field
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Knowledge of IFRS standards
  • Team leadership skills/experience
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Professional demeanor and ability to work in a team-setting
  • Capability to execute work programs within established timeframes
  • Proficiency in MS office products, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Drivers’ license  

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • 1 year of relevant experience
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Proficient use of applicable technology
  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs


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