A Senior Accountant with a Tax emphasis is responsible for organizing and coordinating clients’ tax data for the accurate and timely completion of individual, corporate, partnership and S corporation returns. Performs most work assigned with minimal assistance from a higher level tax professional. Will provide assistance to less experienced tax preparers. Seniors are expected to handle moderately complex tax matters.

We have:

  • A unique people-centered culture that attracts the brightest and most forward-thinking accounting professionals
  • The resources, expertise, and global capability of a large accounting firm together with the responsiveness and accessibility of a local firm
  • A great location in the Roseville area with easy access to both Minneapolis and St. Paul.

You have (requirements):

  • 2 – 3 years experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks and tax knowledge.
  • 4 year degree in accounting, or Master’s degree in taxation.
  • Minimum of forty hours of continuing professional education is required each year.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Either holds a current and valid certified public accountant’s license, or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the Minnesota CPA exam OR holds a current enrolled agent license or is working toward obtaining their EA.
  • If licensed, should be a member in good standing with the AICPA and MN CPA societies.
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting and tax software programs.

You will (job responsibilities):

  • Performs diversified accounting, auditing, and tax assignments under the direction of a manger or partner.
  • Reviews tax information submitted by client for completeness; prepares list of questions and missing information. Communicates with client directly, or through partner on the engagement.
  • Confirms that data collected is complete, reasonable, and accurate.
  • Prepares individual and business returns of various complexities.
  • Prepares amended returns, property tax refunds, carry back returns for net operating losses, and other returns as needed.
  • Makes adjusting entries and completes trial balances in order to prepare a tax return.
  • Maintains a good understanding of depreciation and depreciation computer software package in order to set up clients and read and understand depreciation reports.
  • Prepares tax accruals as may be required in preparing corporate tax returns.
  • Demonstrates competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and firm standards.
  • Meets time constraints and client deadlines.
  • Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.
  • Directs and instructs staff accountants, where applicable, in work to be performed and reviews their work papers.
  • Assigns work to staff accountants based on their knowledge and capabilities.
  • Prepares and indexes work papers; performs various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters.
  • Suggests client tax planning ideas to manager or partner.
  • Performs the broadest range of accountant tasks so that direct participation of managers or partners is kept to a minimum.
  • Prepares invoices to clients.
  • Start establishing a presence in the community by participating in civic organizations such as chamber of commerce, rotary etc.
  • Represents the firm in a positive and professional manner at all business related functions.

Travel:

  • Occasional same day travel for work at client’s offices, meeting, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at client’s offices, meetings, and seminars using personal vehicle.
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Heavy overtime work required from January to April 15; may be in excess of 55 hours per week. Required to work on Saturdays during this time period.

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