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Sr Tax Accountant

Leigh Van Gilst CPA & Associates Los Lunas, NM
  • Expired: 23 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Senior Tax Accountant ensures the tax team is providing the highest levels of client service while ensuring compliance with internal and external controls.

What you will do:

  • Prepares federal and state income tax returns for individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, trust/estate and non-profit organizations
  • Internal review and approval of tax returns prepared by staff
  • Presents final tax returns to clients; answers clients questions and addresses concerns
  • Delegates work to tax staff, evaluates and supervises their work; including regular coaching and performance reviews
  • Manages tax area staffing needs; responsible for working with HR Consultant to recruit, interview and hire tax department staff as needed
  • Monitors workflow and assigns work to individuals
  • Acts as a resource and subject matter expert for staff; assists with training of all tax staff
  • Manages multiple clients, budgets and production goals
  • Handles federal, state and local tax audits
  • Prepares tax planning and estimates and becomes involved in planning for more complex clients
  • Performs complex tax research
  • Responsible for establishing engagement letters and related compliance framework
  • Compiles, reviews and interprets financial statements
  • Prepares research memoranda, written correspondence/guidance and other documents for submission to the IRS or other taxing authorities
  • Represents clients before the IRS, state and local tax authorities
  • Builds new and existing client relationships and demonstrates basic knowledge of client business
  • Works with Administrative Technician to gain efficiencies with tax software and technology
  • Serves as a role model for other staff in reflecting firm, values, procedures and service model
  • Works with management team to create a positive, employee-focused culture
  • Develops and models an understanding of firm philosophy, values and tax opinions
  • Performs detailed and accurate work in compliance with internal processes
  • Performs work with the utmost integrity in compliance with the AICPA Code of Ethics and IRS Circular 230
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by management

What you need:

  • CPA license or EA designation
  • 3-5 years of prior experience in public accounting and tax
  • 4 year degree preferred
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Well-rounded knowledge and current experience with tax preparation and accounting
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Word/Outlook, advanced proficiency in MS Excel and Quickbooks preferred
  • Practice CS and Ultra Tax experience a plus
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to build client relationships and work as an integral part of a team
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to find innovative solutions
  • Strong team player with the ability to interact with all levels of staff in the organization
  • Strong ability to create systems of operation efficiency
  • Maintain a current insurable driver’s license

Leigh Van Gilst CPA & Associates, LLC is a full-service accounting firm serving clients throughout the Valencia, Socorro and Bernalillo counties in New Mexico. We are dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of accounting, tax and business needs.

Each team member should reflect the values of our company: Intelligence, character, integrity, togetherness, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence.

If you meet the minimum requirements, please submit your resume to this posting. Do not contact the Firm directly. No third party recruiters or agency contacts please.

Leigh Van Gilst CPA & Associates

Why Work Here?

Our employees directly impact the success of the Firm by providing superior services and advice to our clients. Our clients are from the agr


121 A Don Diego, Los Lunas, NM 87031
Los Lunas, NM