JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title: Senior Department: Accounting
FLSA Status: Exempt and Non-Exempt Reports to: Partner/Manager/Supervisor Group
Location: Woodland Hills Last Revision Date: 03-15-2018

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for the review of various types of intermediate tax returns as well as tax planning and other bookkeeping and audit related tasks.  They will take part in the scheduling, training, mentoring and general supervision of staff and facilitate individual and in house training.  Seniors will also be expected to assist with billing and build working relationships with current and prospective clients.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential key competency function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes 55+ hours a week during tax season.

Seniors must possess Bachelor of Accountancy as well as a CPA or EA license.  This may be substituted with equivalent years of experience and continued education in some cases.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Prepare HRIS and PM timesheets and Excel To Do lists.
  • Achieve monthly and annual charge hour goals.
  • Review of Form 1099’s, Payroll Tax Returns, Sales tax returns, Business Property Statements and Business Licenses.
  • Review of intermediate C-Corporation, Partnership, S-Corporation, Personal, Non-Profit and Trust tax returns.
  • Review of Corporate and Personal tax planning.
  • Manage and maintain control lists and deadlines to ensure timely filing and reporting.
  • Assist in Tax Audits.
  • Assist in planning and supervising compilation, review and audit engagements with the ability to prepare and review workpapers as well as preparation of financial statements.
  • Participate in staff evaluations, weekly scheduling management meetings and mentoring program. Proactively reviews and manages scheduling and workflow distribution for maximum efficiency.
  • Facilitate in house training and meetings as well as provide one on one feedback to staff.
  • Participate in firm recruiting events as well as firm outreach events regarding future potential clients.
  • Assist in billing process by analyzing WIP and providing invoice totals.
  • Communicate and meet with clients regarding current services. Assist with new client proposals and first meeting engagements.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to understand schedules of tax forms, entity type setup, formation and dissolution, retirement plan options, foreign entity reporting, section 1031 exchanges, basic foreign/multistate returns, POL, PAC and LM2 tax returns and specialized tax credits.
  • Participate in intermediate/advanced continued education as well as assist in developing in house training courses.
  • Ability to conduct intermediate individualized research.
  • Familiar with Accounting related software, to include CFS, AME, CSA, QuickBooks, T-value, Adobe Acrobat, Prosystems Engagement, Checkpoint Tools and Lacerte.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.