Senior Staff/Tax Accountant

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced, reliable, self-motivated tax preparer/accountant to join our busy tax accounting firm. This is a full-time position with mandatory overtime during tax season. You will work closely with partners and staff and will be responsible for preparing and reviewing a variety of income, gift, and estate tax related engagements. This position requires someone who is task-oriented, communicative, professional, and capable of prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment and apply common sense. You should have at least 5 years of experience preparing individual and business tax returns and strong knowledge of tax and accounting rules. Must have excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills. Accounting Degree and/or CPA license is preferred but not required. We value diversity as a company and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Competitive benefits package including paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; generous health/dental/vision packages; and 401k with employer match.

Your Job Responsibilities Would Include:

  • Complete tax returns in a timely fashion
  • Properly research and seek the advice of senior preparers when confronted with particularly challenging tax circumstances.
  • Project income tax and quarterly estimates
  • Can review business and individual income tax returns, however this would only be a secondary expectation of the job

Accountant/Tax Preparer Skills:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience as Tax Preparer. Directly assisting in the preparation and review of tax returns in public accounting. Preferably have prepared 500+ business/personal tax returns
  • Skilled using tax preparation software (preferably Lacerte) and experience in troubleshooting common tax program problems
  • Advanced knowledge of individual tax, business tax returns, trust returns, bookkeeping, accounting, and payroll
  • Experience consulting tax handbooks or other printed or web-based materials to determine the proper procedure for preparing challenging returns
  • Advanced QuickBooks and Microsoft Office skills (emphasis on Excel), with an ability to become familiar with firm specific programs and software
  • Familiarity working with and editing PDF documents
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, initiative, and ability to make decisions within guidelines
  • Friendly and professional demeanor
  • Professional experience working with confidential and sensitive information
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize daily tasks and meet timely obligations with many clients
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon background check results

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 – $40.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We are following all CDC guidelines to keep our employees safe, requiring masks, frequently
sanitizing our office, and working remotely when needed.