Audit Staff Associate (Fall 2020)

Audit Staff Associate - Public Accounting (2020)

Are you interested in taking your career to the next level, while still enjoying a quality work-life balance?

Shea Labagh Dobberstein has openings in Fall 2020 for staff associate accountants in our San Francisco office. Currently, all staff positions for 2019 have been filled. The position requires good communication and listening skills.

Top Reasons to Work with Shea Labagh Dobberstein

  • Public accounting firm with a long-standing reputation in the community; you will get to work with a team of highly experienced industry specialists
  • Culture of promoting from within and opportunities for professional growth
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Great work-life balance


  • Work on assigned segments of audit or accounting engagements, in some instances assuming substantial responsibility (under supervision) for small accounting engagements involving compiled or reviewed financial statements and tax returns
  • Perform risk assessment procedures including obtaining an understanding of internal controls and assessment of control risk as well as development of further audit procedures
  • Monitor progress of assigned segments of audit or accounting engagements in relation to budgets and due dates and communicate issues to supervisors on a timely basis
  • Prepare adequate documentation in compliance with professional standards and firm policies and procedures
  • Prepare tax returns and financial statements
  • Stay up to date on Firm policies, procedures, and the AICPA and state CPA society’s rules, regulations and Code of Ethics
  • Regularly read and be familiar with pronouncements from the AICPA and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
  • Prepare for and obtain a CPA license in California


  • Senior in college pursuing BA/BS in Accounting or recent graduate
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to function as a member of a team
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS required

To submit your application for the Audit Staff Associate opportunity,
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Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent basis.

About Our Firm

Shea Labagh Dobberstein (SLD) is a public accounting firm which has been in existence for over seventy years. The firm is comprised of approximately 80 personnel, and has offices in San Francisco and San Mateo. SLD’s primary services include assurance (audits, reviews, and compilations), tax (corporate and individual planning and compliance) and accounting. Assurance clients are typically private companies located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Clients operate in industries which include manufacturing, distribution/wholesale, real estate, construction, nonprofit, and food and beverage. SLD also has a large employee benefit plan audit practice. The firm provides a professional and fun environment for individuals interested in pursuing a career in public accounting.

Shea Labagh Dobberstein encourages workforce diversity, is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful employment discrimination as specified by local, state and federal law.