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Experienced Tax Staff Accountant

Irvine, CA 92614

Industry: Accounting / Finance Job Number: 669

Job Description

Experienced Tax Staff Accountant 




Staff accountants are given a wide variety of diversified accounting and tax assignments under the supervision of different professionals. A staff accountant should begin to build a knowledge base of the Firm’s service offerings. Performance is judged based on the quality of work, application of accounting knowledge, and ability to meet time constraints.


Essential Functions:

  1. Prepares business and personal tax returns.
  2. Performs other accounting, auditing and tax duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  3. Compiles work papers and other accounting reports.
  4. Understands technical tax issues and applies Internal Revenue Code and tax regulations to client situations.
  5. Provides current information on progress of assigned tasks to the immediate supervisor and suggest improvements in methods of accomplishing the purpose of the assigned task.
  6. Prepares and indexes working papers; performs various procedures to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters.


Nonessential Functions:

  1. Seeks opportunities for assignments to absorb available time by communicating before they have no more work.
  2. Punctually enters time and expenses daily to support efficient billing processes.
  3. Maintains appropriate compliance with all Firm and Tax department policies and procedures.
  4. Such other duties as may be assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to organize work and projects, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  2. Ability to complete work in an efficient and accurate manner.
  3. Proficiency with computer, spreadsheet software program, and calculator.
  4. Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and personal income taxes.


Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


Working Conditions:

  1. Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Heavy overtime work required from January 1 to April 15, may be in excess of 55 hours per week.
  2. Works in the office 98% of the time.
  3. Minimal Hazards. General office working conditions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of 1 year experience in public accounting.
  2. Bachelor’s degree, usually in accounting, or Master’s degree in accounting.
  3. Prepare for CPA license by taking and passing the California CPA exam.


Success Factors:

  1. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English.
  2. Positively seeks knowledge, new task and responsibilities.


This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by Partners or peers to perform, or assist in performing, other instructions and duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.


Other Information:

Equal opportunity employer

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