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Government Audit Leader - Gainesville, GA

Government Audit Leader - Gainesville, GA

Do you want to be surrounded by SUPPORTIVE leaders and colleagues? Do you want to be seen as YOU and not a number? Do you want your FUTURE GROWTH to be in your hands? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you at Rushton.

We are hiring in our Gainesville, GA location within the Government division!

If you are looking for a highly respected firm that has deep roots within the community, builds strong relationships with their clients and is awarded best in their community for multiple years, then Rushton is the place for you. Rushton is one of Northeast Georgia’s largest and most respected accounting firms in the region for over 40 years and is seeking an Government Audit Leader professional in our growing Audit Division. We are looking for those who have experience in Government Audit!

The selected individual will be provided an opportunity to help our clients grow their businesses while working with a team of professionals who share in the same goals. You will work in a professional environment with state-of-the-art business development tools and be provided training that will allow you to continually grow your career!

Within our fully renovated building, our tax and audit teams are highly trained, educated and closely work with our clients to know their businesses well. Our tax and audit professionals encounter new assignments that provide opportunities to learn, grow and understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.


Take the career leap - we will catch you with open arms!



  • Demonstrates technical ability in audit, accounting, regulatory and compliance
  • Handles client relationship and communication.
  • Participates in internal training, as appropriate.
  • Ability to do technical research and document to support conclusion.
  • Handles client matters with department and decision makers.
  • Ensures completion of planning with Partner approval prior to field work.
  • Demonstrates strong technical knowledge.
  • Completes all work in a timely and efficient manner.



  • BA/BS in Accounting
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related finance degree
  • 3-8+ years of experience
  • Professional certification preferred (or a commitment to pass the CPA exam)
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
  • Knowledge of Governmental Auditing Standards
  • Willingness to travel locally up to 40% of time
  • Openness to giving and receiving honest feedback
  • Ability to manage project timelines and proficiency utilizing accounting technology
  • Availability to work overtime during peak periods throughout the year
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Valid credentials to work in the U.S



We are proud to offer our employees a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, including 401(K), 401(K) matching, Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Unlimited PTO, personal financial planning services from our in-house financial planner. Rushton offers remote and flexible work arrangements and for the right candidate, we also offer relocation assistance.


Rushton is in Gainesville, Georgia just 45 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Celebrating our 40th year in business, the firm is one of Northeast Georgia's largest and most respected accounting firms representing clients throughout the region. With a staff of more than 45 professionals, Rushton has broad expertise ranging from standard tax planning and preparation to sophisticated management advisory services and consulting. Though we are a large local firm, we thrive on developing personal, long-term relationships with every client.


Our firm believes strongly in family values and works together to provide opportunities for a healthy work and home relationship. Our hiring decisions are based as much on strong ethics and moral character as on intelligence and professional training. We take work/life balance seriously, with business casual and “dress for your day”, unlimited PTO, and community involvement. The success of Rushton can be directly attributed to the firm’s employees. We make substantial investments in hiring, developing, and retaining our employees. We offer a great work environment and outstanding quality of life in Gainesville, the county seat for Hall County and the financial center of Northeast Georgia. The area's beauty -- in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and on the shores of 38,000-acre Lake Lanier -- is matched by a vibrant business, cultural and entertainment environment. If you have audit experience, leadership skills and the technical know-how we are seeking, please submit your resume for consideration.


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To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Frankie Capparelli, Talent Development Manager at