SUMMARY We are currently working with a growing privately held accounting firm to identify an Accountant / Income Tax Preparer. This is a small office offering a professional yet laid back family-oriented environment.
This office is open to a wide range of experience and will consider training those who have recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and have limited to no work experience. They are also open to those who are more experienced and can hit the ground running. Compensation range will depend on level of experience.
This position offers full-time hours with a schedule of Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm during non-tax season, with increased hours during the typical tax season between February and April (overtime will be received). A benefits package is offered to include 100% company paid medical insurance for the employee, a Simple IRA with company contribution, paid time off, and paid holidays.
We are ideally looking for a responsible individual who: • Can professionally communicate with clients • Has a strong sense of accountability for their work • Has the ability to be trained, retain information, and a desire to grow within the scope of their responsibilities over time and be rewarded for that • Works well independently and can problem solve on their own yet can discern when to ask questions • Likes working in a fast-paced environment that requires a sense of timeliness coupled with detailed / accurate work output
POSITION Responsibilities include: • Prepare corporate and individual tax returns and required follow up • Identify issues on tax returns and problem solve independently / ask questions to problem solve • Perform bookkeeping for clients • Prepare financial statements and required follow through to comply with AICPA standards • Assist CPAs in audits and financial statement preparation • Prepare payroll reports / forms as needed • Perform general office duties such as a back up to answering phones, talking to clients, copying / filing / faxing, etc.
REQUIREMENTS Base Requirements for Entry Level position: • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting • Strong communication and people skills – this position requires you to speak professionally with clients on a regular basis • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen Base Requirements for Experienced Level position: • Experience with personal and corporate tax returns • Demonstrated knowledge of bookkeeping, financial statements, and accounting entries is ideal • Prior experience with accounting and tax software • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen