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Greater Peoria, IL

Assurance Associate - Summer 2025 - Peoria IL



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

At CLA we create inspired careers.

We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career paths in the same way. That’s why CLA exists, to create opportunities. We promise to know you and help you.

We are seeking an Assurance Associates for our Peoria, IL office.

Are you excited to work on an inclusive team doing impactful work for clients? Do you enjoy pushing yourself and working independently, determined to find the right answer? Do you enjoy helping others? If your answer to any of these questions is “YES”, then apply to our Associate position at CLA!

As an Associate, you will provide audit services to clients, with a primary focus on developing expertise within a specific industry. You will utilize your accounting educational background to work as part of a team on various stages of an engagement or project.


  • Expands industry knowledge through greater exposure to peers, clients, regular self-study, and formal training opportunities.

  • Gains experience, exposure, and knowledge of audit procedures, workpapers and systems

  • Handles routine client questions and works with client to collect necessary information for audit completion.

  • Supports multiple client engagements on time and within budget, identifying issues and communicating progress.

  • Collects and analyzes data to detect deficient controls, duplicated efforts, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.

  • Assists with the detailed work of audits, reviews, compilations, and other assurance services for clients.

  • Prepares financial statements, related disclosures and other required reports.

  • Potential opportunity to prepare tax returns.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

  • Eligible to sit for the CPA exam, per state requirements.

  • Exemplify our CLA values – curious, collaborative, transparent, inclusive, and reliable.

  • Passion for doing impactful work, accountability for actions, initiative to make visions a reality, integrity that places honesty and trust above all else, professionalism, and conscientiousness.

  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • General knowledge of accounting principles and/or regulations impacting each engagement or project and reporting of financial data.

  • Willingness to learn new technologies.

  • Proficient with Microsoft (MS) Windows and Office products.

  • Reliable transportation and ability to travel to client sites.

  • Less than one year of experience in public accounting.


Equal Opportunity Employer /AA Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Wellness at CLA

To support our CLA family members, we focus on their physical, financial, social, and emotional well-being and offer comprehensive benefit options that include health, dental, vision, 401k and much more.

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