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Senior Tax Staff Accountant – 3-5 Years Experience Required

September 25, 2020

Job Description

Are you looking for a growth opportunity with a rapidly expanding accounting firm.  At Steven M. Ellard, CPA, we are always on the lookout for the top talent to join our team of professional, growth-minded, hard-working, and dedicated accountants and CPAs. The ideal Senior Staff Accountant candidate will work closely and collaboratively with our entire team to provide an awesome client experience. Your day-to-day duties will include preparing tax returns and advising clients on structuring deals and entities for tax minimization, all while taking pride in your work and becoming an invaluable resource to our local community.

Demonstrated Skills

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Adaptable and resourceful
  • High attention to detail
  • Technology savvy
  • Project management skills with the ability to successfully handle multiple clients’ needs simultaneously
  • Highly self-motivated and versatile
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, mind & drive
  • Dedication to self-improvement and an eagerness to grow in the public accounting profession


  • Must have strong technology skills and be proficient with all aspects of Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge and experience with Thomson Reuters suite of software, QuickBooks Online,  Bill.com & ReceiptBank is a plus
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to listen effectively
  • Work well under pressure; able to meet deadlines with accuracy
  • Ability to learn processes quickly and apply that knowledge to engagements
  • Team player with a desire to be an active participant within the organization
  • Have a strong desire to maintain a customer service approach, focused on exceeding expectations in all areas
  • Strong knowledge of tax laws/Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred
  • Must have CPA license or be eligible to sit for the CPA exam


  • Prepare/review federal and state corporate, individual, and partnership tax returns, including exercising professional judgment with respect to issue identification.
  • Research tax issues and legislation and interpret tax code
  • Preparation and review of tax planning and projection projects.
  • Interact with client personnel regarding tax return information, deadlines, etc. and keep the team informed on status
  • Look for opportunities to provide additional services to clients
  • Keep current on professional announcements and proactively participate in professional development opportunities
  • Initiate and develop a relationship with appropriate levels of the client’s management team
  • Provide training to co-workers on technical accounting areas or areas of tax expertise
  • Additional responsibilities, not listed above may be expected as needed


  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Sick Pay
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Retirement Plan with 3% match.
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Fun work environment

About Us

Our focus is providing advisory and tax services to small to medium sized businesses. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, responsiveness, and delivering effective solutions to complex problems.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

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