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Audit Associate: Summer/Fall 2024

Great clients mean nothing without great employees. At Vrakas CPAs + Advisors, our fast-paced, rapidly growing Brookfield, Kenosha and Chicago offices which offers the cultural benefits of a locally-owned firm with the vast resources of a regional firm. Vrakas offers continuous learning, opportunities and advancement.

As one of the largest independent CPA firms in the Midwest, Vrakas CPAs + Advisors is looking for an associate to join our team in any of our locations. Get the opportunity to work with many great clients while helping them reach their desired financial goals and outcomes. Position start time is Summer/Fall of 2024.

Responsibilities & Opportunities

  • Perform a wide range of work as part of assurance teams, including audits and reviews, and special projects in accordance with firm and professional standards and as directed by engagement leaders
  • Communicate with engagement leaders regarding open items, testing problems, or other important matters in a timely manner
  • Prepare financial statements and footnotes, management reports and other engagement outputs
  • Develop technical competency with GAAP and accounting procedures
  • Communicate with client and firm associates in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner
  • Establish and maintain effective client relationships through regular communications, including on-site visits
  • Participate in continuing professional education programs
  • Serve as a trusted business advisor for clients and associates
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities in processes to enhance efficiency, recognize potential issues and/or opportunities in engagements and discuss with engagement leaders


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Eligible to sit for the CPA exam or the intention to continue to pursue required educational requirements to become eligible
  • Internship with relevant work experience a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office products
  • General knowledge of accounting principles and/or regulations
  • Willingness to learn new skills and programs
  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for doing impactful work, professionalism, integrity and dependability

Aggressive compensation potential, commensurate on past performance and experience; 401K, profit sharing, comprehensive insurance benefits portfolio, vacation, PTO, and more. For more information about our benefits, visit our Culture & Benefits page under the Career’s tab.

Vrakas is fiercely independent and steadfast in its desire to remain one of the largest locally-owned CPA firms in Wisconsin and surrounding markets. To learn more about the position, apply below or contact our Director of Talent, Tara Tomter at ttomter@vrakascpas.com


Job Category: Audit Positions Student Opportunities
Job Type: Fall 2024 Start Full Time Summer 2024 Start
Job Location: Brookfield - WI Chicago - IL Kenosha - WI

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