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Sr Audit Accountant

Audit | Traverse City, MI | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (DGN) is Northern Michigan's largest locally owned, full service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, the firm is based in Traverse City, MI with over 40 experienced, professional staff dedicated to providing outstanding professional service with a personal touch to businesses and individuals throughout the region. DGN is known for its comprehensive tax, audit, technology and business consultation services, with added expertise in the agribusiness, manufacturing, professional offices, government/nonprofits and oil and gas business sectors. Our guiding principle for over 40 years - our clients' success is our business.



Sr Accountants perform most work assigned with moderate direct supervision. Often lead one or more Team Accountants, instruct others in work to be performed, review work done and direct necessary revisions. Seniors often make decisions on progressively challenging accounting and auditing matters.

DGN offers a variety of services to non-profit organizations, governmental entities, school districts, hospitality/restaurants, agricultural, and for profit organizations.

Teamwork and engagement planning encouraged to provide quality service to our clients. Flexible work environment. 

Performs auditing assignments with involvement and exposure to diversified accounting and tax assignments as well under direction of supervisor, manager or partner.

Demonstrates competency in technical skills, in work quality and application of professional and firm standards.

Meets time constraints and client deadlines.

Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.

Directs and instructs assistants, where applicable, in work to be performed and work-paper review.

Determines the extent of test-checking required in an audit and selects the transactions to be tested.

Prepares and indexes work-papers; performs various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters.

Exposure to complicated tax returns.

Suggests client tax planning ideas to supervisor, manager or partner.

Prepares routine correspondence to client for approval and signature of a partner; writes comments for management letters.

Drafts reports including footnotes.

Prepares other reports, projects and duties as may be assigned.

Frequent same day travel for work at client’s offices, meetings and seminars using a personal vehicle.

Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.

Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Heavy overtime work required from January to April 15; may be in excess of 55 hours per week.



At least three (3) years experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks and tax knowledge.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Master’s degree in accounting.

Minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing professional education is required each year.

Either hold a current and valid Certified Public Accountant’s license or be working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.

If licensed, should be a member in good standing with the American Institute of CPAs.

Computer proficiency utilizing accounting and tax software programs.



Opportunity to work in Traverse City, Michigan!

Selected as one of America’s Most Livable Communities, the region serves as a professional, educational, cultural and recreational hub as well as a prime destination for visitors and new residents.Traverse City is known for its wonderful quality of life, vibrant downtown and friendly neighborhoods. This is the perfect place to live, work and play!

Full-time opportunity with competitive benefit package including 401(k) and generous vacation time.

Opportunity for advancement for career focused individual.