Rives & Associates

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With a Staff of more than 50 in four cities, Rives & Associates, LLP has evolved over twenty-five years to serve clients, in North Carolina, the United States, and Internationally. The Firm is headquartered in Lexington, North Carolina. Rives & Associates, LLP was formed in January of 2004 by W. Leon Rives and Leon L. Rives II. The Lexington practice was originally begun by W. Leon Rives in the early 80s, doing business as W. Leon Rives CPA (a sole proprietorship). The Firm added offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro in order to facilitate growth and serve existing clients in those areas. The Firm has a primary objective to provide high quality audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to help our clients achieve greater success.

Tax Staff Associate – Charlotte Office

Desired requirements

  •  BS/BA in Accounting (Masters in Accounting/Tax preferred)
  •  2 to 5 years’ experience in Public Accounting
  •  CPA license or candidate
  •  Experience preparing closely held businesses and pass-thru returns (S Corp and Partnership) and Not-for-Profit entities
  •  Experience in High Net-Worth Individual and multi-state tax returns is a plus
  • Experience preparing 1120 C-Corporation tax filings
  • Experience in preparing 1120-PC Insurance Company tax filings a bonus
  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and budgets
  • Proficient accounting, analytical, and research skills along with a desire to continue to grow professionally.
  • Ability to communicate pertinent information to partners, managers and clients

If you find the above objectives exciting, and you believe your experience and abilities have equipped you for success, please contact the following:

Aaron Patel, CPA, @ 704-372-0960 or aaron@rivescpa.com

Senior Audit Manager – Charlotte

Desired requirements

  • BS/BA in Accounting (Masters in Accounting/Tax preferred)
  • 10 plus years’ experience in Public Accounting
  • CPA Licensed
  • Experience managing multiple audit jobs
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and budgets
  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate pertinent information to partners, staff and clients

If you find the above objectives exciting, and you believe your experience and abilities have equipped you for success, please contact the following:

Aaron Patel, CPA, @ 704-372-096

Senior Tax Manager – Raleigh

Desired requirements

  • BS/BA in Accounting (Masters in Accounting/Tax preferred)
  • 10 plus years’ experience in Public Accounting
  • CPA Licensed
  • Experience preparing both individual and business tax returns
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and budgets
  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate pertinent information to partners, staff and clients

If you find the above objectives exciting, and you believe your experience and abilities have equipped you for success, please contact the following:

Jay E. Sharpe, CPA, CFE @ 919-832-6848

Tax Staff Associate – Raleigh Office

Desired requirements

  • BS/BA in Accounting (Masters in Accounting/Tax preferred)
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in Public Accounting
  • CPA license or candidate
  • Experience preparing closely held businesses and pass-thru returns (S Corp
  • and Partnership) and Not-for-Profit entities
  • Experience in High Net-Worth Individual and multi-state tax returns is a plus
  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and budgets
  • Proficient accounting, analytical, and research skills along with a desire to continue to grow professionally.
  • Ability to communicate pertinent information to partners, managers and clients

If you find the above objectives exciting, and you believe your experience and abilities have equipped you for success, please contact the following:

Jay E. Sharpe, CPA, CFE @ 919-832-6848

Senior Tax & Consulting Manager – Lexington Office

Desired requirements

The successful candidate would possess the ability and desire to rise to the following expectations:

  • Technical review of tax returns (business and individual)
  • Work independently to manage deadline and deliver timely, quality products to our clients
  • Fluent in the art of handling tax correspondence from various taxing agencies
  • CPA license or candidate
  • Research and render opinion on complex tax topics
  • Able to integrate themselves with the existing client base
  • Embrace the firm’s culture
  • Strong work ethic and comfortable with advanced technology
  • Efficiently manage staff and workload

If you find the above objectives exciting, and you believe your experience and abilities have equipped you for success, Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements for consideration by contacting the following:

W. Leon Rives, 336-248-8281

Senior Auditor – Raleigh Office

JOB SUMMARY:
Ensures successful completion of assigned audit engagements from start to finish, inclusive of pre-planning and wrap-up activities. Manages and directs daily activities of more junior auditors assigned to assist the Supervising Auditor during an engagement. Applies risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered, and identifies any potential issues. Communicates identified issues with Senior Management to ensure any potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner.

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end
  • Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk
  • Supervises junior auditors assigned to engagements, providing guidance and overall review of deliverables
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances and risk
  • Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives
  • Obtains and reviews evidence audit conclusions are well documented
  • Ensures adherence at all times to all applicable departments and professional standards
  • Communicates assigned tasks to engagement team in a manner that is clear and concise, ensuring high quality and accurate and efficient results
  • Organizes personal effort, along with those of junior auditors to be risk-based, productive and efficient at all times
  • Ensures adequate focus on personal professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments, in line with standard audit career progression – proactively seek relevant education and training opportunities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or the equivalent combination of education, training and work experience
  • A minimum of at least 2 years audit experience, as well as one or more relevant professional certifications (i.e. CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE)
  • Public accounting firm experience is desirable, but not required

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to observe and understand business processes, ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately
  • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments
  • Reliability
  • Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as auditing, finance, technology, operations or investigations
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment and willing to adapt to change
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a small team and ensure successful results

If interested, please contact Jay E. Sharpe, CPA, CFE @ 919-832-6848