Technical Accounting Consulting & Assurance
Associate I
Posted on 8/25/2023

501-1,000 employees

Public accounting & advisory firm
Company Overview
BPM’s mission is to provide modern solutions to businesses across the globe. The company focuses on comprehensive assurance, tax, and consulting services for clients, and provides people and communities with the resources to lead meaningful and purposeful lives.
United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Participate in live assurance and soft-skills training with members of our Learning and Development team
  • Research basic and intermediate accounting topics and present more senior members with your proposed solution
  • Develop and apply an intermediate knowledge of auditing theory and a sense of audit skepticism
  • Identify key issues and work with more senior team members to come up with an audit approach
  • Contribute ideas/opinions to the engagement teams
  • Connect key testing areas to the financial statement line items and ensure figures are properly supported
  • Collaborate with clients, working hand in hand to deliver a quality product within the client's timeframe
  • Perform direct auditing work on key financial statement line items such as cash, accounts payable, and inventory
  • Divided into 2 years with program-long initiatives
  • Year 1:
  • Year 1 Audit Rotation: Months 1-9 (October 2023 to June 2024)
  • Year 1 Technical Accounting Consulting Rotation: Months 10-12 (July 2024 to September 2024)
  • Year 2:
  • Year 2 Audit Rotation: Months 1-9 (October 2024 to June 2025)
  • Year 2 Technical Accounting Consulting Rotation: Months 10-16 (July 2025 to December 2025)
  • Program-Long Initiatives:
  • Quarterly Milestones: Accelerate associates will take part in quarterly reviews to set and achieve milestones centered around cultivating technical and soft skills. Transfer to TAG at the end of the program is contingent on strong performance through Quarterly Milestones
  • Coaching Program: Accelerate associates will be assigned a coach who will hold frequent check-in conversations with each participant to closely support professional growth and meeting of Quarterly Milestones
  • Bi-weekly TAG practice meetings
  • Virtual and in-person social and teambuilding events
  • Group audit and technical accounting trainings
  • A desire to begin a career in public accounting
  • A minimum GPA of 3.3 in a BS/BA/MS in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related degree
  • Students graduating between 12/1/2022 - 8/1/2023 interested in a full-time position
  • Students who are interested in achieving enough hours/credits to sit for the CPA exam
  • Students located anywhere in the U.S. or Canada
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong desire to work in a team environment and partner with a variety of clients
  • A desire to both learn and eventually teach new associates or interns our processes
  • Assist the TAG team with various technical accounting consulting projects, such as SPACs, Initial Public Offering engagements, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Develop and apply an intermediate knowledge of U.S. GAAP and both SEC and private financial reporting requirements
  • Assist clients with developing and implementing U.S. GAAP-compliant accounting policies and projects
  • Conduct research on proper accounting treatment and disclosures of transactions for complex topics under U.S. GAAP (examples include ASC 606 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers, ASC 842 - Leases, ASC 805 - Business Combinations)
  • Draft technical memorandums, financial statements, and disclosures for public and private clients