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E Cohen & Co

Assurance Staff Accountant 2

Assurance – Rockville, Maryland
Department Assurance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Competitive

Are you in the DC metro area and want to work for an awesome company that is in growth mode?  

E. Cohen and Company, CPA's is looking for a Staff Accountant Level 2 in our Assurance department that wants to be rewarded for hard work and dedication, who thrives on being the best in their profession, is in search of a relaxed atmosphere and work-life balance, and who loves to give back.   We are growing and need to add top-notch people to our team!

Who are we?

We are a full-service CPA firm based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area providing Tax Compliance & Consulting, Audit & Assurance, Business Advisory Services and Business Technology Services since 1991.  Our industries include Government Contractors, Nonprofit Organizations, High Net Worth Individuals, Wholesalers, Professional Services Firms, Real Estate Developers, Professional Athletes & Sports Executives and Restaurateurs.

Why are we awesome?

A few of our accomplishments are highlighted below:

  • Raised over $100,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night® Walk.
  • Fostered a 95% client retention rate with a dedication to customized client service.
  • Honored by Accounting Today Magazine and Best Companies Group, who named the firm as a “Best Accounting Firm to Work For” for eight years in a row.
  • Honored by the Washington, D.C. region’s top business executives in the Smart CEO magazine, Smart CPA Readers’ Choice section.
  • Launched ECC IT Solutions – a business technology firm providing myriad technology services to our clients who don’t maintain full time IT staff.

About the position

The Assurance Staff Accountant Level 2 is a 2-3 year professional responsible for performing work within the assurance department as assigned and begins to develop a proficiency in performing that work.  The successful candidate will have his or her CPA or be in progress of achieving the CPA certification.  Mid-large CPA firm experience is a plus.  


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar field.
  • Prefer CPA certification or planned CPA certification within 2 years. Encouraged to be actively working toward the 150 credit hours to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. 
  • Competency in technical skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Knowledge of GAAP.
  • Takes ownership of assigned engagements including communicating the status and progress of those engagements and completes within timeframe.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Thorough understanding of audit assertions and how they are applied to assigned procedures.
  • Prepare financial statements and footnote disclosures.
  • Begins to identify accounting matters that should be disclosed in the financial statements.
  • Prepares other deliverables (e.g., management and governance letters).
  • Performs preliminary analytical procedures.
  • Develops a good working knowledge of GAAP.
  • Uses firm resources to research accounting issues and treatments.
  • Primarily focuses on detail testing, including cash, other current assets, fixed assets, accounts payable, accrued expenses, and compliance.
  • Demonstrates effective work paper techniques and correct documentation skills.
  • Enters client provided trial balance information.
  • Prepares bank, investment, loan and legal confirmation requests.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and proficiency in the engagement areas of audit, review, compilation, preparation, and AUP.
  • Performs sample selection procedures.
  • Prepares less complicated financial statements and footnote disclosures.
  • Demonstrates objective for performing various procedures.

How to apply:

We offer top-notch compensation, signing bonuses, advancement opportunities, great benefits, and continuing education opportunities. 

Click here to view a list of our open positions and to submit your resume and cover letter online. 


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