Senior Accountant | Assurance Department | Madison or Milwaukee Office

Wegner CPAs is looking for a Senior Accountant that is willing to travel to coordinate and perform superior non-profit audit work resulting in a high level of client satisfaction. Position can be based in either Madison or Milwaukee.


  • Complete basic auditing procedures and financial statement preparation efficiently, i.e., in line with reasonable budget expectations (based on realistic expectations of what it takes to complete the job).
  • Coordinate timing and performance of audit engagement procedures
  • Utilize advanced analytical skills and accounting concepts, e.g. the relationship between restricted and unrestricted asset balances on statements of financial position and activities.
  • Design and conduct advanced auditing procedures (analysis of grants and other revenue accounts, promises to give, complicated investment transactions, various A-133 and PAAG compliance procedures).
  • Responsible for performing advanced financial statement preparation, such as complex supplementary schedules, footnote disclosures, and statements of cash flows
  • Oversee the preparation of applicable tax returns
  • Review workpapers and basic financial statements prepared by staff.
  • Oversee all aspects of the engagement – from planning stage of engagement and correspondence with client, to wrap up and final report issuance.
  • Prepare informative management letters, effective work paper memos and other communications with clients.
  • Develop professional relationships and networking with client personnel, potential clients, and other CPAs.


  • Effectively supervise field work.
  • Effectively supervise staff and serve as a mentor.

Required Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CPA in progress preferred

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years audit experience required.
  • Ability to interact with clients, prospects, all levels of staff, and colleagues in a professional fashion.
  • Ability to perform analytical and detailed work with numerical data and making computations rapidly and accurately.
  • Experience working independently from general instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of GAAP.
  • Possession of effective teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Efficiency in completing multiple projects within limited time budgets.
  • Previous experience working in a public accounting firm desirable.

Public Contact

Extensive work interacting both by phone and face to face with clients and staff.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment-very limited exposure to physical risk.  Equipment used: computer, telephone, copier and scanner.

Physical Demands

Essential demands include sitting at a desk, working on a computer for long periods of time and using a telephone to communicate with clients and staff.

Work Hours

Typical business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Additional work hours will be expected during periods of increased workload.