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Tax Senior Accountant

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Industry: Accounting / Finance Job Number: 1161 Salary: 75,000

SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT

 

SUMMARY

 

Our client is a mid-sized full service accounting, auditing, tax and financial services firm located in San Fernando Valley, they are seeking a highly motivated and experienced tax and audit professionals to be part of their fast growing team.

 

Compensation and benefits packages are very competitive. We believe in paying whatever it takes to get the best and the brightest professionals.

 

If you are interested in becoming an accounting professional in a fast paced, friendly and team-oriented environment, then we may be a home for you.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The duties of a senior accountant are as follows:

 
  1. Prepare and review federal and state income tax returns including tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and non-for-profit organizations.
  2. Plan, perform, and supervise audits, reviews, compilations, and other attestation engagements.
  3. In connection with tax and A&A engagements, draft appropriate engagement letters.
  4. Draft/review management representation letters and reports to management and those charged with governance (i.e. internal control letters and audit closing memoranda).
  5. As appropriate, draft financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP or other bases of accounting.
  6. Participate in the Firm' s quality control programs for the A&A practice and Income Tax practice areas. 
  7. Train and supervise entry-level professional staff.
  8. Many of our clients use QuickBooks accounting software.  Senior Accountants should be comfortable and proficient at generating reports, extracting data, and posting adjusting entries.
  9. In connection with our engagements, a senior accountant should be able to navigate through the firms’ paperless engagement software

 

As Senior Accountants progress to manager level positions, they will develop specializations.

 

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

 
  1. CPA License required.  If not a California CPA, a candidate must be able to obtain a California CPA license within 12 months.
  2. Advance degrees or specialty credentials are a plus.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 
  1. 3-5 years professional accounting experience in either A&A or Tax disciplines.  Experience may be focused on one discipline or may be a combination of both tax and A&A.
  2. We prefer candidates who have worked in large or mid-sized firms in offices of 10 more professionals. 
  3. Stable work history is highly preferred.
  4. Experience must demonstrate progressive growth and assumption of responsibilities.
  5. Personnel should have at least one year of supervisory experience.
  6. Persons with and A&A focus should have at least two years experience planning A&A engagements.  In addition, such candidates should have participated in financial statement preparation and drafting of accountant’ s reports and opinions.
  7. Persons with a tax focus must be technically proficient with tax compliance in the following areas:
  8. C and S-corporations
  9. Partnerships and LLC’ s
  10. Individuals
  11. Real estate transactions
  12. Individuals having experience with foreign transaction reporting, and estate / trust taxation, and /or healthcare are preferred.

 
  1. TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

 
  1. Candidates must be proficient with Windows and Microsoft Office.
  2. We require that candidates be proficient with online accounting and income tax research.  Experience with RIA Checkpoint, BNA tax research, PPC accounting and tax libraries is preferred.
  3. Candidates must have sound writing skills.  This position will require drafting accountants’ reports, financial statement footnotes,   and correspondence intended for clients, attorneys and taxing authorities.  In addition the position will require the drafting of internal memoranda regarding research.
  4. Experience with QuickBooks accounting software packages is preferred.  If a candidate is not familiar with QuickBooks, their job experience must demonstrate an ability and willingness to utilize the program effectively and efficiently. 
  5. Experience with CCH ProSystem FX is preferred.  Those not having experience with ProSystem FX must demonstrate the aptitude to learn and utilize the software effectively within three months.
  6. A candidate must demonstrate proficiency in spoken conversation via telephone or in face-to-face meetings.
  7. Candidates should have good interpersonal skills.  Candidates should enjoy working with others and speaking with others. 
  8. Candidates should be comfortable multi-tasking and overseeing multiple simultaneous assignments.

 

Other Information:

Equal opportunity employer

 

To apply, send resume in word format with current salary for review and immediate interview or apply directly on our website at http://jobs.regalexecutivesearch.com/
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