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Experienced Audit Associate (Non-Profit Focus)

Vrakas CPAs + Advisors is one of the largest independent CPA firms in the Midwest. Vrakas CPAs + Advisors is looking for an Experienced Audit Associate to join our team at our Kenosha office (also open to candidates in Brookfield, Chicago, and Madison). Be part of our growing fiscal year-end practice serving nonprofit clients.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter looking to blaze a career path at their own pace. A key player who will help take our firm to the next level. We are not just filling a job; but providing a fantastic career opportunity. We encourage and support involvement with our clients’ businesses from all team members. This allows you to develop as a business advisor at the same time you gain valuable accounting and leadership skills.

Responsibilities & Opportunities

  • Work within the team concept supervising teams as they complete audits, reviews, and compilations.
  • Gain hands-on experience and training in various areas, working on corporate audits in a wide variety of industries including nonprofits. While gaining this experience, audit associates also gain an in-depth knowledge of their clients’ businesses and industries.
  • Numerous opportunities to work directly with partners, managers, and other members of the Vrakas team.
  • Work directly with controllers, chief financial officers, and business owners during the term of the engagement.
  • Work in an environment structured around providing personalized learning opportunities for all team members so that everyone is able to have a positive and beneficial experience. Each experienced Audit Associate is assigned a peer mentor who will help tailor and personalize each individual’s career path.
  • Enjoy friendships, social activities, and team outings and encourage a work-life balance.
  • Participate in CPE programs necessary to maintain your CPA certificate.
  • Travel as needed to meet firm and client needs


  • 2-5 years of experience in public accounting.
  • An undergraduate degree in accounting or an undergraduate degree with sufficient course work to sit for the CPA exam.
  • A minimum of two busy seasons of audit experience; nonprofit experience a plus.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel in various industries.
  • The ability to respond to client and firm requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and collaboration skills.
  • Integrity within a professional environment.
  • Work effectively with various computer software applications including, but not limited to: Excel, Word, ProSystem fx (Workpaper, Trial Balance software), BNA Fixed Assets and other related applications.

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


Job Category: Audit Positions Experienced Professionals
Job Location: Brookfield - WI Chicago - IL Kenosha - WI Madison - WI

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