Financial Accounting & Advisory Services Associate 2022 (New York or Long Island)

Job ID 2021-2646
Job Locations
US-NY-NY | US-NY-Bellmore
Job Category
Financial Accounting Advisory Services
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


At MGO we do a lot more than crunch numbers and prepare filings. Our approach leverages input from throughout our organization – giving everyone a voice and an opportunity to make an impact. Utilizing a state-of-the-art technology platform, we go beyond the numbers to provide invaluable financial and operational insight to a diverse array of dynamic clients – from enduring institutions to disruptive start-ups.


By delivering strategic guidance with a personal touch, we are reshaping ideas of what a CPA firm is capable of – and give our professionals the support to self-determine the path their career takes.


Job Details
MGO is growing in our New York and Long Island offices and we are looking for motivated, hard working and dynamic entry level Financial Accounting & Advisory Services Associates / Accountants with a strong passion for public accounting to join the team in 2022! A career in our public (FAAS) sector will provide you with the opportunities to learn and develop technical skill set by offering "back-office" / client accounting services in a variety of industries.


This FAAS Associate / Accountant role will be working with your engagement team, including management and partners, to deliver hands-on, day-to-day client services and back office / outsourced accounting work where you will be given the opportunity to build basic bookkeeping skills and communication skills needed to deliver excellent client service. This role will require travel to and from client site.

Core Responsibilities & Essential Functions::

  • Performs the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly accounting activities for the assigned client(s). 
  • Identify and help solve engagement (client) technical issues, anomalies, non-routine items.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner related to all client communications and interactions.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner related to all engagement team communications and interactions.
  • Assists with accounting software implementation or upgrades, for clients and firm staff.
  • Understands individual client needs and tailors accounting set-up appropriately.
  • Provides direct reconciliation of monthly statements, monthly closing, preparation of monthly financial statements, reconciliation and maintenance of balance sheet accounts for clients.
  • Prepares financial reports, and analyses of accounts as requested.
  • Prepares for and coordinates accounting during a client audit process.
  • Books journal entries. 
  • Assist tax department with tax return preparation.
  • Assists with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.
  • Directs and/or prepares sales tax and annual local business tax.
  • Directs and/or prepare 1099’s, W2’s, and Payroll Tax Reports.
  • Maintains professional proficiency over accounting practices and various accounting software.
  • Provides technical accounting training as needed to the clients through web meetings or in person.
  • Anticipates, identifies, and resolves complex assignment issues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office suite, Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience with QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Enterprise, ADP, NetSuite, Sage Intacct strongly preferred.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Ability to operate calculator, computer, and other general office equipment.
  • Feels comfortable working with a variety of computer software both desktop and cloud based.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements of processing payroll accounting transactions, Payroll returns, Business tax license, Secretary of State filing and State Board of Equalization.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required.
  • 0 -1 years of accounting experience including GL, AP, AR, reconciliations. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to excellent client service, flexibility, and the ability to manage constantly shifting priorities


Why work for MGO? 

MGO’s professionals take a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to accounting, financial and advisory services. Our teams collaborate across internal functions and service lines to build institutional knowledge, formulate insight, and deliver efficiencies that make a difference – not only in the marketplace, but in the lives of our clients and team members. That’s why we value characteristics like teamwork, communication, creativity, and leadership when building our teams.


We are growing fast and new opportunities emerge every day. If you’re not afraid of pushing the status quo, MGO offers a supportive setting where you can take control of your career while still enjoying the mentorship to develop new skills in an

environment where you thrive.


One-Way Video Interview:

After completing your application, please complete a One-Way Video Interview using SparkHire. You will be asked to record video responses to a few questions. You will have a specified time limit and set number of attempts to complete each answer. There are a few questions that will only allow 1 take, but it will tell you before you begin. The whole interview should be approximately 5-10 minutes.


SparkHire Interview (Financial Accounting & Advisory Services Associate 2022)



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