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Senior Accountant - Tax

    • Job Tracking ID: 512865-517140
    • Job Location: Brea, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 12, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

About the Opportunity

We are currently seeking to hire a Senior Tax Accountant for our Brea, California office who has at least 4-5 years of experience working as a tax accountant in a public accounting firm. As a senior, you will work closely with partners, directors, managers, staff, and clients. The Senior Tax Accountant is responsible for preparing and/or directing more than one tax engagement at a time. This position is also responsible for the orderly completion of these engagements and keeping the manager and Partner informed of progress and unusual developments. Senior Accountants - Tax assist clients by providing a full spectrum of individual, partnership, Corp and other tax services including planning, research and compliance. International tax experience is a plus.

The Senior Tax Accountant should possess leadership qualities.  This position is responsible for preparing and/or directing more than one tax engagement at a time.  This position is also responsible for the orderly completion of these engagements and keeping the manager, Director and Partner informed of progress and unusual developments.  Senior Tax Accountant assists clients by providing a full spectrum of individual, partnership, corporation and other tax services including client assistance, planning, research and compliance.  Technical skills are necessary to assist in all tasks associated with tax engagements, including the mentorship and training of Tax Staff.  International tax experience is a plus.

Essential Functions:       Responsibilities that must be performed by this position.

  • Review and deliver tax projections to clients.
  • Prepare complex tax returns
  • Handle complex compliance tax research assignments and preparation of tax memorandums.
  • Help clients with inquiries regarding accounting and tax issues.
  • Meet with the IRS and FTB agents to interface on examinations.
  • Review and mentor work of Interns, Tax Staff Accountants and Semi-Senior Staff Accountants.
  • Answer tax questions of staff from all departments.
  • Prepare written review of Tax Staff Accountants and Semi-Senior Staff Accountants.
  • Training of staff – both technical and software.  This includes preparing, teaching and facilitating the training classes for the department.
  • Participate in recruiting events.
  • Marketing participation under Rewards program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to perform the essential functions of this position

  • Proficient in corporate, individual and partnership taxation, international tax a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and on a team.
  • Presentation skills and strong organizational techniques are required.
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills.
  • Capable of managing multiple client engagements in addition to completing tasks related to business development.  Must be a multi-tasker.
  • Outstanding time management skills/be able to prioritize work load efficiently.
  • Ability to teach and train subordinates.

Minimum Position Qualifications:   Minimum qualifications required for this position.

  • EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA required; Master's degree in Taxation a plus;
  • EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of experience gained within a public accounting firm.
  • TRAINING: None
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified Public Accountant license required.

Preferred Position Qualifications:   List of preferred qualifications required for this position.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office (primarily Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel), PFX tax, CCH Engagement, Quickbooks.
  • Research Skills.
  • Experience with reviewing staff work.

 

Benefits

Our Success is Dependent on the Success of Our Employees

Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, profit sharing, recruitment bonus program, CPA review course reimbursement program, Master in Tax tuition reimbursement, CPE training, career development, medical, dental, vision insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, pre-tax accounts for health care, life insurance, and voluntary alternative work schedule during off-season.