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Associate Accountant

Boyer & Ritter
State College, PA
  • Over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

It is an exciting time at Boyer & Ritter! We are growing and seeking to bring on more of the best and brightest. If you are graduating with your Bachelor's or Master's in Accounting or have already obtained your accounting degree and have been working in private accounting, we would love to talk to you about what makes Boyer & Ritter a Best Place to Work in PA. During your first two years with us, you will have the opportunity to work on both tax and audit. We have 8 different practice group areas for you to learn more about. We help you find your passion and strengths.

Be part of our winning team!

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Record transactions in ledgers, prepare trial balances, adjusting journal entries, and simple financial statements using computer software program.

  2. Prepare and reconcile account schedules as needed.

  3. Perform audit, review or compilation procedures as assigned by senior associates, managers, senior managers, directors, and partners.

  4. Assist with the preparation of prospective financial statements, analysis of data, support for valuations, research, etc. for consulting engagements.

  5. Prepare corporate and individual income tax returns, payroll tax, sales and other tax returns.

  6. Maintain property and equipment records, and calculate depreciation and amortization.

  7. Perform other accounting, auditing and tax duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel.

  8. Participate in community activities, and begin to establish external referral network.

  9. Actively pursuing or considering to pursue the CPA certification.

  10. Assist the senior associates, managers, senior managers, directors, and partners as needed.


Education: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or other appropriate area of study.

Experience: Knowledge of accounting principles, individual income taxes and general business principles. Strong excel skills a MUST!

Skills & Abilities: Must possess the ability to:

  • work independently or with a team

  • contribute to positive work environment by assisting other members of firm administration

  • effectively communicate, in both written and verbal formats

  • gain understanding of the firm’s existing clients and the services provided

  • take initiative to accomplish work while adjusting to shifting priorities

  • effectively cope with change

  • demonstrate positive interpersonal relations

  • make effective decisions

  • use discretion in handling general confidential business information

  • actively analyze problems or challenges and find solutions

  • prioritize work

  • hold or be working toward obtaining a certified public accountant’s license or working towards other appropriate professional designations

  • travel for work at client’s offices, meetings and seminars using a personal vehicle.

  • travel out-of-town with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle

  • work extended hours, as needed, throughout the year to meet client needs. Extended hours are required January 1 through April 15 (tax season)

  • proficiently use a computer and other general office equipment

Why Boyer & Ritter?

  • We offer a unique culture that emphasizes and values work/life balance including hybrid work flexibility!
  • Our collaborative work environment is strongly committed to your professional growth and success
  • We have an extensive Coaching Program designed to prepare you for a life in a dynamic CPA firm
  • We have a track record of ranking in the Best Place to Work in PA for the past 13 years.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

We believe in equal opportunity:
Boyer & Ritter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Boyer & Ritter


State College, PA
16801 USA


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