OUM & Co. LLP Published: February 14, 2019
San Francisco, CA
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About OUM & Co. LLP

OUM is one of the leading CPA firms in California, with offices in San Francisco and the San Diego area. We have over 80 professionals specializing in Tax, Audit and Assurance, and several other offerings across a large variety of industries. We provide knowledgeable business solutions to highly respected and well-known companies within the region.

Since 2000, the San Francisco Business Times has included OUM in their annual ranking of the "Top 25 Largest Bay Area Accounting Firms." We have also been included in Inside Public Accounting's annual list of the "Top 200 Accounting Firms” in the Nation and in 2018, we were listed as one of Inside Public Accounting’s “Best of the Best” Accounting firms! We also value our women leaders and develop our women accounting professionals through OUM’s Women’s Initiative Network.  Since 2016, the MOVE Project has listed us as one of the “Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership”.

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Type of work you will do

OUM provides distinguished service to companies and as a first year Audit Associate, you will execute audit and accounting procedures that involve problem solving, analyzing, reviewing client documents (such as financial statements and accounting records), conducting risk assessments, inventory observations, and creating “work papers” in which you’ll document and communicate your findings.

Typically, our work day will be at the client site to access client records and then complete some of the work in our office.  Field work ranges from a few days to a few weeks of local travel. Auditors connect with clients as part of an audit team, so you will be expected to show professionalism and competence with all levels of client personnel at all times. Audit clients are quite diverse, ranging from small to medium sized companies both privately held and publicly traded in a wide variety of exciting and challenging industries.

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Professional Growth

As you begin your Audit career path with us, you will have a rewarding career!  You will engage with talented professionals, be involved in meaningful work, and your Coach will help you shape an individualized career path to support your continued professional development.  Our learning programs are designed to grow key skills – technical, engagement management, leadership/people development, and client relations. You will develop experience by having direct client interaction and working in a supportive team environment to foster your emerging technical skills and capabilities.

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Role Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic qualifications (Minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher). Masters in Accounting or Taxation highly desirable.
  • CPA exam eligibility before beginning full time employment
  • Technology savvy, able to work efficiently with business software tools such as CCH Axcess and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Capability to apply critical thinking, be proactive, and diligently follow through to completion on all projects.
  • Well organized, ability to work on multiple assignments, prioritizes tasks, and capable of managing assignments in a team environment
  • Responsive and polished communication skills (verbal and written).


OUM offers a robust benefits package including a fully subsidized medical plan for OUM employees, 401K Profit Sharing, annual performance bonus, non-accrued PTO, talent referral rewards, spot awards, continuing education for employees pursuing a Masters of Taxation or Masters in Accounting at an approved institution in which we will reimburse pre-approved tuition costs. Additionally, OUM will reimburse the pre-approved cost of CPA exam prep materials.

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OUM’s Culture

Our welcoming and supportive culture creates an enjoyable work environment. Our professionals are passionate about the work they do for our clients and give back our local community through OUM sponsored community outreach events. We encourage professionals to bring their authentic self to work and to use their strengths each day, contributing to our culture where professionals grow personally and professionally.

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