We know that some of the best talent in the world can be found right here in California and OUM actively recruits on many in-state campuses. We sponsor and participate in campus events, host visits to our offices and participate in on-campus interviewing. This page is where you’ll get a glimpse of the staff accounting roles at OUM. You will need to choose whether you are interested in tax or audit, but we’ll help you determine which is the best fit for you. You’ll enjoy many opportunities to explore different industries and specialties and can expect to receive outstanding mentoring, training and professional development at OUM.
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We offer interesting opportunities for hands-on client interactions and constant learning in an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork that encourages the setting and achieving of personal and professional goals. Contact us today to take your first steps towards a promising and rewarding future!
We want you to be engaged and challenged in your career. At OUM you’ll have many opportunities to contribute toward the firm’s business goals as well as your own personal success and fulfillment. We hire intelligent, passionate, motivated individuals. We look for dedicated and creative professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences yielding the best results for our clients.
Some firms fill internships by having interns do busy work. At OUM, we give you real-life experience. You will receive some of the same training our staff members receive and have the opportunity to do actual audit or tax work. If you aren’t sure whether you want tax or audit, we can help you decide.
Still not convinced? Just ask our staff.
Team: You’ll work closely with your fellow accountants on many engagements, and on smaller jobs you’ll work more independently. You’ll also have opportunities to work directly with partners.
Responsibilities: You’ll prepare a variety of tax returns for entities and individuals such as S-Corps, C-Corps, partnerships, LLCs, business owners, and high net worth individuals. Critical thinking, researching, troubleshooting, and tying out balances are integral parts of delivering the top-notch service that our clients value.
A day in the life: Never a dull moment. In the Tax Department you will have the opportunity to work on an array of jobs, with multiple supervisors, for clients in a variety of industries—sometimes all in one day! Generally, you’ll be in the office communicating with your teammates and working collaboratively.
Client interaction: Depending on the client, you’ll have opportunities to connect and answer questions once you’ve developed a base of technical knowledge. Our managers are keen to help you become a trusted business advisor. When it makes sense for your professional development and for the job, they find just the right way to challenge you.
Team: You’ll work closely with two or more accountants per engagement, and on some smaller jobs you’ll work more independently. You’ll also have opportunities to work directly with partners.
Responsibilities: As a member of staff, you’ll execute audit and accounting procedures that involve problem solving, analyzing and reviewing client documents (such as financial statements and accounting records), conducting risk assessments and inventory observations, and creating “work papers” in which you’ll document and communicate your findings. Audit clients are quite diverse. They range from small to medium sized companies, both privately held and publicly traded and are in many different exciting and challenging industries.
A day in the life: You’ll typically work in the field at the client’s site to access their records and employees, then complete some of the work in our office. Field work ranges from a few days to a few weeks of local travel. That means you get to sleep in your own bed 99% of the time while fully experiencing the life of an auditor. Naturally, you can rely on your supervisors to help you develop professionally as you face the technical challenges presented by client issues.
Client interaction: Staff auditors connect with clients as part of an audit team, so you’ll be expected to show your professionalism and competence with all levels of client personnel from the get-go.