Current Opportunities

Career and Position Opportunities

In business since 1947, Bernard Robinson & Company has been providing business advisory and certified public accounting services for years. Consistently awarded the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” distinction by Accounting Today and recognized as one of the “Best Employers in North Carolina” by Business North Carolina magazine, we believe building and investing in a strong team that enjoys coming to work every day is the best way of ensuring delighted clients.  We are always looking for the right people to join us our team.

As a full-service firm that can scale to serve privately-owned businesses, corporations, families high net worth individuals and not-for-profit organizations of varying sizes and stages.  We are the largest Triad-based CPA firm with offices in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Dunn and Raleigh, NC. Our organized global affiliation with over 200 independent CPA firms with more than 400 offices throughout 80 countries, DFK International, provides us with additional breadth and depth, when needed.  Our double-digit growth averaged over the past ten years has been achieved primarily through word-of-mouth by our unrelenting commitment to client satisfaction. Due to this growth, we are always open to opportunities for outstanding new team members.  If we have career opportunities we are actively seeking they will be listed below:

If you do not see the career opportunity you are seeking open at this time, we are a growing firm and we invite you to submit your resume to hr@brccpa.com if interested in being part of our team. We will hold your resume for several months should a need arise for which you could be considered.  Thank you for your interest in BRC.

Senior Assurance Accountant - Charlotte, Winston Salem, Raleigh, Greensboro, Dunn, or Wilmington, NC

Position type::  Salaried, full-time              Location:  Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston Salem, or Dunn

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in accounting; minimum of 2 years of recent public accounting experience, with a focus in auditing; previous experience in-charging audit engagements); Employment Benefit Plan experience highly preferred; financial reporting and analysis experience a plus; CPA certified or progressing in the completion of CPA certification; proficiency with computers and accounting-related software; excellent client service and interpersonal skills; organized and professional in their communication, both written and oral; valid driver’s license and good MVR.

Client ServiceProvide timely and exceptional client service, including coordination of audit engagement from start to finish; effectively communicate with clients to receive necessary information to complete the engagement with minimal disruption to the client; willingness to travel to client locations, when needed.

Technical ExpertiseDemonstrating confidence in technical skills, work quality and application of professional and firm standards and audit methodologies; possessing technical knowledge sufficient to train staff accountants and facilitating field work by monitoring staff’s work, ensuring productivity and staying on schedule; reviewing staff workpapers, ensuring they are appropriate and adhere to professional standards.

ProfessionalismEffectively communicate with staff, supervisors and management; meeting time constraints and client deadlines; demonstrating skills necessary to develop quality client relationships.

AdministrativeParticipating in planning and scheduling of client assignments/engagements; evaluating performance and providing feedback to staff; attending client meetings, firm meetings and other events as requested.

 

 

 

 

 

Training & Development Coordinator - Greensboro or Winston Salem, NC

Purpose:  The Talent Development Coordinator facilitates training programs throughout the organization for various departments based on need as determined by practice area leaders and Chief People Officer. Facilitate means to develop and/or locate the appropriate content; coordinate, schedule, and host training events; deliver content; and maintain accurate records of participants as required for employment records and licenses.

 Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops, implements learning and development programs to ensure staff (at all levels) acquire the skills and develop the competencies required by organization
  • Designs, coordinates, schedules, and conducts training and development programs delivered through individual and group instruction, facilitates workshops, meetings, demonstrations, and conferences
  • Prepares, evaluates, and maintains instructional training material and aids such as handbooks, visual aids, online tutorials, demonstration models, and supporting training reference documentation
  • Communicates regularly with practice area leaders, quality control teams, and scheduling team leaders to identify training needs and to incorporate best practices into training programs and materials
  • Schedules and hosts training sessions monthly or as required
  • Plans, coordinates, hosts, and evaluates yearly level training program
  • Develops other department specific training programs for new and existing employees
  • Prepares and develops instructional training material and aids such as handbooks, visual aids, online tutorials, demonstration models, and supporting training reference documentation
  • Maintain library of approved training materials through online learning platforms
  • Track completion of various training programs, update personnel files with certificates, etc.
  • Maintains and enhances on-boarding training (i.e., produce individual training agendas for new hires, monthly group new hire orientation)
  • Facilitates Quarterly Training Newsletter (Highlight Best Practices)
  • Monitors and performs ongoing evaluation and assessment of training quality and effectiveness

 

Qualifications:

            Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Education and/or a related field preferred
  • Must have at least 2 or more years of relevant work experience in Recruitment, Training and Development, Human Resources and / or Education
  • General knowledge of learning platforms (Prolaera a plus), and virtual event platforms (GotoWebinar and TEAMs a plus); proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint (knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint a plus)
  • Must have a professional demeanor and outgoing personality

Required Skills:

  • Must have a professional demeanor and outgoing personality
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have excellent presentation skills and the ability to deliver training content in front of large groups and for video recordings
  • Must be willing and able to occasionally travel to different company locations to deliver training content.
  • Understanding of challenges associated with hybrid (in person and remote) work environment

 Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Fine hand manipulation in keyboarding 7-8 hours per day
  • Driving, as needed
  • Valid driver license and good motor vehicle record (MVR)

Cybersecurity and Penetration Testing Manager - Charlotte, Dunn, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, or Winston Salem, NC

Position type:  Full-time, salaried       Location: Charlotte, Dunn, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, or Winston Salem, NC

Purpose: The primary responsibility for a firm’s practice rests with the partners, and the assignment of managers to engagements enables the practice to serve a larger number of clients effectively. Managers must have a complete knowledge of the firm’s philosophy and be conversant with its reports, its letters relating to matters of policy and its opinions on financial matters. Managers must maintain and develop expertise in the profession. To make broad decisions in the course of their work, they must have knowledge of the general economic and political trends of possible cybersecurity and other legislation that could affect the business climate. Risk Advisory managers are the liaison between the partners, the client and the professional staff, and are generally responsible for all phases of an engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting internal and external penetration tests of information systems using commercial and open source exploitation tools
  • Conducting internal configuration and vulnerability assessments of information systems using commercial and open source assessment tools
  • Conducting wireless security assessments
  • Conducting web and mobile application penetration tests
  • Documenting and analyzing firewall configurations and rule-sets
  • Engaging in security research to remain current on vulnerabilities and testing tools
  • Creating detailed, professional documentation/reports that clearly communicates vulnerabilities, mitigation strategies, and remediation steps
  • Perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing need of the organization.

Qualifications:
Education/Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in cybersecurity, preferably with public accounting or a consulting firm
  • 3 years of client-facing penetration testing experience
  • Experience with commercial and open-source vulnerability/penetration testing tools
  • Experience administrating In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, networking, and TCP/IP
  • Experience with Group Policy Management & Local Security Policies
  • Experience developing custom exploit code and scripts
  • Familiarity with IP network architecture technology and protocols, Windows, and Linux operating systems, routing, web technologies and protocols, firewall configuration and rule maintenance, common programming, and scripting languages
  • SQL databases and queries, and OWASP

Required Skills:

  • The ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and be committed to providing exemplary customer service
  • Strong technical writing and presentation skills
  • Comfortable working in a team environment and having your work be subject to a peer review process
  • The ability to work after hours as requested by clients or engagement needs
  • Mentor less experienced engineers and provide guidance and troubleshooting
  • Excellent client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships
  • Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor are a must!
  • Ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of motivation
  • Ability to effectively multitask and work independently
  • Ability to diffuse difficult client situations
  • Completion of career development CPE requirements designed to enhance management and communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent client services skills
  • Displays initiative and creativity
  • Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed
  • Valid driver’s license and good MVR
  • Membership in the AICPA

Certifications:

  • CISSP or willing to obtain CISSP required
  • One or more current security certifications (e.g., OSCP, OSEP, OSWE ,GPEN, GXPN, GWAPT, eCPTx, eWPTx, CRTO, Certified White Hat Hacker)

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Fine hand manipulation in keyboarding 7-10 hours per day
  • Driving, as needed

SOC Senior Manager - Charlotte, Dunn, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, or Winston Salem, NC

Position type:  Full-time, salaried       Location: Charlotte, Dunn, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, or Winston Salem, NC

Purpose: The primary responsibility for a firm’s practice rests with the partners, and the assignment of managers to engagements enables the practice to serve a larger number of clients effectively. Managers must have a complete knowledge of the firm’s philosophy and be conversant with its reports, its letters relating to matters of policy and its opinions on financial matters. Managers must maintain and develop expertise in the profession. To make broad decisions in the course of their work, they must have knowledge of the general economic and political trends of possible tax and other legislation that could affect the business climate. IT Risk Advisory managers are the liaison between the partners, the client and the professional staff, and are generally responsible for all phases of an engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the completion of SOC 1/SSAE 18, SOC 2, and HIPAA and other IT risk advisory engagements from planning to reporting and wrap-up
  • Develop and foster client relationships
  • Lead planning, status, and closing meetings
  • Educate clients on services that BRC provides
  • Monitor the progress of engagements and key project activity dates to ensure deadlines are met
  • Address and resolve issues and challenges relating to clients, consultants, and engagements
  • Supervise Staff, Senior, and Supervisor Accountants on client engagements
  • Detail review of key deliverables including work papers and draft and final reports
  • Manage the engagement and workflow of client deliverables for multiple clients and engagements to minimize risk and surprises, optimize engagement economics, satisfy service objectives, and meet internal and external deadlines
  • Conduct walkthroughs to gain an understanding of operational and IT processes, provide management with an assessment of risks, controls design, and overall effectiveness and efficiency of processes
  • Review workpapers and deliverables to ensure audit objectives are addressed, controls are adequately tested, and professional standards are met
  • Proactively manage engagement budgets, time, and schedule considerations for other jobs
  • Supervising managers, supervisors, and senior accountants; evaluating their performance and providing them with feedback with regards to evaluations
  • Following the progress of work, during an engagement, in relation to budgeted time and scheduled dates of completion; spending as much time as possible with the client’s management group; periodically reviewing the working papers as the job progresses; determining whether all phases of the engagement are being carried out properly and in the best sequence; anticipating the problem areas and questions that might arise
  • Actively engaging in practice development on a regular basis to establish new relationships that can grow into revenue-generating opportunities for the firm
  • Maintaining cross-departmental working relationships to ensure proper completion of all client engagements
  • Seeking out areas to assist in ensuring the overall health and growth of the firm
  • Understanding the firm’s philosophy; aligning with philosophies and views held by the partners

Qualifications:
Education/Experience:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting, management information systems, or other relevant discipline
  • At least 8+ years of experience in SOC Report Engagements and IT audit, preferably with public accounting or a consulting firm
  • Solid knowledge of SOC 1/SSAE 18 and SOC 2 standards
  • Experience with SOC for Cybersecurity and SOC for Supply Chains a plus
  • Experience managing IT audit projects, supervising personnel, and developing audit work programs

Required Skills:

  • Excellent client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships
  • Ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of motivation
  • Ability to effectively multitask
  • Ability to diffuse difficult client situations
  • Proficiency in use of computers, accounting software programs and assurance software programs
  • Completion of career development CPE requirements designed to enhance management and communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent client services skills
  • Displays initiative, creativity and imagination
  • Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed
  • Valid driver’s license and good MVR
  • Membership in the AICPA

Certifications:

  • Currently possesses CPA
  • Strongly recommended additional certifications include CITP, CISA, CISSP, CISM

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Fine hand manipulation in keyboarding 7-10 hours per day
  • Fine hand manipulation using calculator/adding machine 2-4 hours per day
  • Driving, as needed

Tax Administrative Assistant - Winston Salem, NC

Purpose:  This position exists to greet and direct potential and current clients and visitors as they enter the firm.  This position also answers the switchboard, directs calls as needed and provides visitors, clients and employees with assistance and general information.   This position also exists to support the Tax Department by processing all required tax returns and extensions, printing of tax notice letters for mailings to the IRS/state taxing authority and any other requests as well as provide assistance to other departments as needed.  The person who holds this position is required to work in the office.

Responsibilities:

General Office Duties:

  • Greeting and assisting visitors/staff in person and by phone
  • Maintaining postage machine (sufficient postage), adding postage to all outgoing mail, and completing certified mail forms
  • Processing and tracking all mailing/packages to ensure proper and timely delivery
  • Taking and picking up mail from post office as needed
  • Maintaining copiers, keeping them filled with paper and submitting all service requests
  • Cleaning breakroom, refrigerator and ordering and stocking kitchen supplies as needed
  • Managing office supply inventory and ordering supplies as needed. Coordinate ordering of needed BRC letterhead, envelopes, labels, etc. with the GSO office.
  • Order catering for all functions such as monthly staff meetings, internal meetings, in-house CPE, internal meetings, etc., inclusive of ordering monthly birthday cake; setting up and cleaning up for these functions
  • Assisting HR department for distribution and scheduling of busy season perks
  • Serving as point of contact for the Winston-Salem office with property management company, submitting maintenance requests as needed
  • Assisting with any special projects that are assigned
  • Performing routine administrative tasks

Tax Administrative Duties:

  • Assembling, processing, delivering and ensuring timely filing of all tax related tasks
  • Scanning of all documents, etc. into appropriate location.
  • Becoming proficient in software and procedures necessary for performing duties and tasks
  • Assisting with other requests from BRC staff
  • Working as a Team member with all BRC office locations.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School Graduate
  • 1-3 years administrative support experience, preferably with an accounting firm
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a seasonal fast-paced environment

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Fine hand manipulation in keyboarding 5-7 hours per day
  • Requires standing for a period of time
  • Some lifting up to approximately 20lbs.
  • Valid NC driver license
  • Ability to drive own vehicle to complete occasional office errands, as needed, such as post office or meal pickup
  • Must be willing to work in the physical office

Tax Manager, CPA - Greensboro, NC

Qualifications:  CPA certification required; Bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in accounting; 5-8 years of experience in CPA firm setting, with min. 2-3 yrs. of supervisory/mgmt. experience; proven leadership skills; proficiency with computer and accounting-related software programs; excellent management and organizational skills; excellent communication & interpersonal skills.  Experience with real estate, manufacturing, construction and/or high wealth clients.  Competitive salary and benefits pkg.  EOE.

Responsibilities:

Client Service:  Acting as a primary contact for various clients; maintaining contact throughout the year, which involves a thorough knowledge of the client and all facets of their business; meeting with prospective clients and assisting with preparation of proposals; recognizing opportunities to provide additional opportunities to clients.

Technical:  Acting as a tax resource for staff to assist them with complex tax issues that arise; reviewing returns prepared by staff, including those dealing with specialized issues; performing complex tax research and recommending solutions to presented problems; preparing tax projections and performing tax planning for more complex clients; expanding expertise in assigned areas; communicating tax developments to the firm and assisting with the implementation of tax code changes.

Professionalism:  Dealing directly with client’s attorneys or brokers, when needed; resolving problems with the partner’s approval and reviewing the workpapers, financial statements and reports; developing cross-departmental working relationships to ensure proper completion of all client engagements.

Management/Administration:  Promoting the efficient operation of the firm by planning engagements and managing professional personnel; supervising staff, seniors and supervisors and evaluating their performance and providing them with feedback; keeping partners informed of all important work developments, analyzing major problems or potential problems and recommending solutions; participating in firm administrative functions/projects as assigned by partners/principals and completing these tasks in a timely manner; acting as a mentoring resource to help staff grow and progress in their careers.

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