Staff Accountant – Audit & Assurance

Position Overview

Cummings, Keegan, & Co., P.L.L.P., a mid-sized public accounting firm, is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant – Audit & Assurance to join our firm! This position provides exceptional service to our privately-held business clients by assisting with preparation of financial statements, participating in audits, and performing other accounting services.

Qualified candidates will have accounting knowledge with an interest in audit, advanced Microsoft Excel skills, and demonstrated experience working with clients. Ideal candidates will also have review and compilation experience.

Essential Functions

The essential functions of the Staff Accountant – Audit & Assurance position are performed in a collaborative team environment with ongoing training and performance coaching from colleagues and supervisory staff.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Delivering exceptional client service.
  • Researching and applying accounting standards updates.
  • Assisting with preparation and analysis of financial statements.
    Effective use of various accounting and client-specific software.
  • Consistent documentation and communication of fluctuating workload.
  • Independent delivery of timely and effective communication and follow up.
  • Performing audit, review, compilations, and other technical accounting duties.
  • Collaboration within the department and throughout the firm to accomplish workload.
  • Demonstrating commitment to ongoing professional development and career growth.
  • Organizing and maintaining client financial information, data entry, and interpretation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Key Competencies

  • Technical accounting skills.
  • Active listening and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Adaptability and resiliency with fluctuating workload and priorities.
  • Teamwork and ability to contribute to a positive working environment.
  • Ability to multitask and perform duties managed by others to achieve deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and comfortability with working independently and utilizing resources.
  • Client focus with consistent desire to learn business goals and processes to provide valuable analytical and data-based assessments.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a minimum of 1 year experience in accounting and/or audit duties for privately-held businesses required.
Experience using and applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
Experience with Microsoft Excel data analysis and interpretation, and use of Office Suite and Adobe.
CPA license or CPA candidate desired.


Core hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Minimum expectation of 54 hours per week, January through mid April. Alternative work schedules may be considered.

Work Environment

Flexible work arrangement available onsite in Minnesota, remote, or hybrid. The onsite setting is a professional office environment with extensive use of standard office equipment and technology including computers, web-based and desktop phones, webcams, headsets, scanners, photocopiers, and software applications and programs.

Physical Requirements

The essential functions of this position require:

  • The ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Verbal, written, electronic communication, and accurate information exchange.
  • Review of physical and electronic documentation and ability to inspect accuracy.
  • Consistent operation of a computer, keyboard, printer, and other office equipment.

At Cummings, Keegan & Co., P.L.L.P., our employees receive rapid skill development, exposure to a variety of fulfilling projects, along with mentoring and coaching from firm staff and leaders. We offer a high-performance culture emphasizing excellent client service, continuous improvement, teamwork, and accountability within a fun and flexible firm culture.

This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required for the position and may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Work from home
Physical setting:

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
Office Schedule: Monday to Friday

Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)

  • GAAP or GAAS: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Accounting: 1 year (Required)
  • License/Certification: CPA (Preferred)