Who we are: We are a Certified Public Accounting firm that is small in size and big in productivity. We are not big fans of formal attire but we are dedicated professionals looking for some strong tax and bookkeeping/accounting/tax support.
Who you are: You must be dependable, have initiative and be self-disciplined, well-spoken and professional. You have a solid understanding of QuickBooks and the related bookkeeping/accounting concepts. You have experience with tax preparation. You may not be an expert (yet), but you have a foundation and are willing to learn more.
We want you to learn more as we go. We want a long-term employee, not a seasonal tax person. Show us the desire to progress and we will help you get there. Want to be a CPA? Great, you do your part we do ours. We are accountants and we are not looking specifically for someone ready to take the CPA exams, but we need a level of experience for the person that fills this position. Who you are matters more than what you know, but you still need to have the minimum requirements and the ability to learn. Please do not respond to the ad if you do not meet the requirements as your time is just as valuable as ours.
Job Duties include but are not limited to: A little bit of everything. Mostly tax and bookkeeping.
Office administration: Making sure we are good on supplies, etc. General office work. We all pitch in here.
During tax season, you will be preparing tax returns.
Bookkeeping for multiple clients using QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online. To be good at tax you need to know bookkeeping. We do not just plug numbers here.
Accounting: We would like you to have an understanding of GAAP, debit, credits, etc. You cannot be good at tax and not have an understanding of the underlying concepts. You will get to work on compilations, reviews and perhaps an audit or two. Working with our time and billing system.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Required:
Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a high paced work environment with at least 2 years of QuickBooks. Tax and accounting requirements as described below.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Required:
Administrative writing skills, Reporting Skills, Excellent verbal communication, Time management, including the ability to work independently and efficiently, manage multiple projects, and set priorities in a busy and varied work environment.
We need solid experience in individual tax returns but based on your skill level you may have an opportunity to prepare corporate, LLC, partnership and trust returns. Knowing Ultratax (not looking at their website - actually knowing the software) a huge plus.
Computer skills: competency with Microsoft Office Skills, including Excel spreadsheets. Familiarity with QuickBooks is required. We use CS UltraTax for tax preparation -- Experience with this software is strongly preferred although if you are familiar with different tax software we can train. Ability to successfully complete assignments/projects on time.
Must be looking for a long-term opportunity -- finding the right person takes time and energy we would like to use working with clients so we take the process seriously. If we like your resume we will contact you for a phone interview. If that works out we will call you in to meet with at least 2-3 of us in the office. By that point, you will know us, and we should have an idea of what you bring to the table.
Compensation: DOE (If you bring it, so do we.) Salary History required