Job: Senior Accountant

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Title Senior Accountant
Salary $70-80K plus bonus
Availability of Visa Support Yes
Location CA
Job Information

Summary:

Senior Accountants perform most work assigned with a minimum of assistance.  They often lead one or more staff and semi-senior accountants, instruct them in work to be performed, review the work done, and direct necessary revisions.  Seniors are required to make decisions on all but the most unusual accounting and auditing matters.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Performs diversified accounting and auditing assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager or partner.
  2. Demonstrates competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and Firm standards.
  3. Meets time constraints and client deadlines.
  4. Builds client relationships and maintains smooth working relationship.
  5. Works effectively within given budgetary parameters; assist staff in prioritizing and managing their workload.  Approaches projects with a sense of urgency and is completion orientated.
  6. Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.
  7. Directs and instructs assistants, where applicable, in work to be performed and working paper review.
  8. Determines the extent of test-checking required in an audit and selects the transactions to be tested.
  9. Prepares and indexes working papers; performs various procedures established under generally accepted auditing standards to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters.
  10. Prepares routine correspondence to client for approval and signature of a Partner; writes comments for management letters.
  11. Drafts reports including footnotes.
  12. Performs the broadest range of accountant tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers, or Partners is kept to a minimum.
  13. Punctually enters time and expenses to support efficient billing processes.
  14. Reviews and monitors staff time.
  15. Supervises one or more staff and semi senior accounts on assigned engagements and instructs them in work to be performed.
  16. Prepares other reports, projects and duties a may be assigned.
  17. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

 

 

Working Conditions:

  1. Frequent same day travel for work at clients’ offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
  2. Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.
  3. 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.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. At least three (3) years of proven experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks and tax knowledge.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or Master’s degree in accounting.
  3. Minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing professional education is required each year.
  4. Either hold a current and valid CPA’s license, or be working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.
  5. If licensed, should be a member in good standing with the AICPA.
  6. Must have a valid driver’s license.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs.
  2. Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and personal income taxes.
  3. Ability to organize work and projects, prioritize and meet deadlines, and ability to complete work in an efficient and accurate manner.

 

Success Factors:

  1. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English.
  2. Proactively seeks knowledge, new task and responsibilities.
  3. Cooperative and responsive to training, supervision and constructive feedback.
  4. Maintains appropriate compliance with all Firm wide and local policies and procedures.

 

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