Senior/Semi-Senior Tax Accountant for a Leading CPA Firm

Kate Pletcher; [email protected]

Our client is a leading CPA firm known for both excellent client reputation and for being a great place to work, providing the services of a large firm with a blended environment of practices, services, and industry specializations. They are seeking a Senior/Semi-Senior Tax Accountant to perform diversified accounting, auditing, and tax assignments, plan and schedule client engagements, and make decisions on accounting and auditing matters.

Responsibilities:- Lead one or more assistants, instruct them in work to be performed, review the work done, and direct necessary revisions- Perform diversified accounting, auditing, and tax assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager, or Partner- Demonstrate competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and Firm standards – all within often strict time constraints and client deadlines- Determine the extent of test-checking required in an audit and select the transactions to be tested- Direct and instruct assistants, where applicable, in work to be performed and working paper review- Prepare and index working papers; perform various procedures established under GAAP to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters- Prepare complicated tax returns, and returns on dissolution or liquidation, and suggest client tax planning ideas to supervisor, manager, or Partner- Prepare routine correspondence to client for approval and signature of a Partner; write comments for management letters, and draft reports- Perform the broadest range of accountant tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers, or Partners is kept to a minimum

Qualifications:- 2-5 years experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks and tax knowledge- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; Master’s a plus- Minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing professional education is required each year- Must either hold valid CPA’s license, or be working toward obtaining the license by taking the CPA exam-Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English- Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting and tax software programs- Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and personal income taxes- Ability to organize work and projects, prioritize and meet deadlines, and to complete work in an efficient and accurate manner- Be able to travel for work at clients’ offices, meetings, and seminar; occasionally travel out of town- Interest in career progression and a commitment to personal and professional growth


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