Governmental Accountant



Perform a wide variety of audit functions specific to government clients. Frequent same-day travel, and occasional out-of-town travel for work at clients’ offices. Be flexible to meet the needs of clients and firm. Seasonal overtime is required.


At CDS, our team members are appreciated for their unique talents and contributions, and are our most valuable resource. We provide meaningful and challenging client and firm projects, career advancement opportunities, continuous learning experiences and a flexible, positive work environment.

We offer competitive salaries based on experience and skill set. Recent graduates are welcome!

  • Preparation of audited financial statements
  • Perform all audit functions and tests as prescribed in applicable audit programs
  • Identify accounting, compliance, and reporting issues
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all current auditing laws and statutes, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, auditing standards, and standards unique to government entities
  • Participate in CDS’s Governmental Accounting & Auditing Committee
  • Conduct research related to client work and internal projects
  • Provide timely, high quality client service
  • Managing client expectations and assisting clients with their audit and other related questions
  • Attend Continuing Professional Education to develop your interpersonal skills and professional expertise
  • Encompass the CDS core values: integrity, quality, collaboration, innovation, and kindness
  • Develop and maintain client relationships
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Accounting degree or educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam required
  • Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and auditing standards
  • Analytical skills with particular attention to detail
  • Effective, timely, and professional communication skills
  • Flexible team player who is also able to work independently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required
  • Desire to continue to develop and enhance skills
  • Exceptional time management skills with an ability to organize and prioritize projects, and meet deadlines
  • Optimistic
  • Strong computer aptitude
  • Ample career advancement opportunities
  • Frequent partner interaction
  • Challenging work with a variety of clients
  • Flexible, team-oriented work environment
  • Year-round training to assist with rapid skill development
  • Volunteering is encouraged
  • Fun events including social activities, annual golf outing, community service projects, and more!
  • Core values of integrity, quality, collaboration, innovation, and kindness
  • Mentor program
  • Personal Days Off
  • Holidays
  • Flexible schedule (including half day Fridays in the summer)
  • Flexible dress code
  • Group health insurance
  • Life, Disability, and AD & D insurance
  • 401(k) plan, including a matching program
  • Cafeteria plan, including a HSA matching program
  • Continuing professional education
  • Dues & licensing
  • CPA exam support
  • Employee referral program
  • Business Development referral program
  • Longevity bonus