CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Associate - January 2017 in Oak Brook, Illinois


Achieve more by stretching your boundaries at CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA). Our people bring the full breadth of their talents, experience, and personal style to make an impact on those they serve. If you think like an entrepreneur, believe that collaboration multiplies opportunity, and want to push the limits of your own potential, then we should talk.

CliftonLarsonAllen, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and professional services firms with more than 50 years of experience of providing excellent service to our clients and great career opportunities for our people, wants you to join our team! At CliftonLarsonAllen, you will gain the experiences and training needed for you to build a great career in your chosen industry. We develop outstanding professionals and leaders who grow with our firm and who help our firm grow.

We are seeking January 2017 Associates for our *Oak Brook *office. As an Associate, you will provide audit and tax services to clients, with a primary focus on developing expertise within a specific industry. You will utilize your accounting educational background and internship experience to assist in all stages of an engagement or project; most commonly review engagements, procedures engagements, or basic tax issues, providing support and leverage to Seniors and others.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs the detail work of audits, reviews, some compilations, and other assurance service for clients.
  • Collects and analyzes data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Supports multiple client engagements on time and within budget, identifying issues and communicating progress and audit results to supervisors.
  • Prepares and reviews tax returns with the tax team.
  • Handles routine client tax questions and works with client to collect necessary information for tax return completion and compliance.
  • Completes tax related research and special projects as needed.
  • Gains experience, exposure, and knowledge in one or more industries.
  • Expands industry knowledge through greater exposure to peers, internal experts, clients, regular self-study, and formal training opportunities.


Required Experience & Education


  • Passion for doing impactful work, accountability for actions, initiative make visions a reality, integrity that places honesty and trust above all else, professionalism, and conscientiousness.
  • General knowledge of accounting principles and/or regulations impacting each engagement or project, financial markets, analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Experience with Pfx Fixed Assets, GoFileRoom, Pfx Engagement, Pfx Tax, preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft (MS) Windows and Office products.
  • Previous accounting internship preferred.
  • Ability to travel to client sites.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Working to obtain CPA designation. Eligible to sit for the exam.


CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With nearly 4,000 people, 90 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

We are deeply invested in the success of our professionals and provide innovative career-building opportunities. At CLA, we aim to positively impact the clients we serve, the people we employ, the profession we represent and the communities we call home. CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Requisition Number: 16-1176

Title: Associate - January 2017

City: Oak Brook

State: IL