Staff Accountant

Waltham, MA 02452

Posted: 12/03/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 82582

A CPA firm in Waltham, MA has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Accountant to join their team. As the Staff Accountant, you will have the ability to gain valuable experience in both attest and tax engagements serving a wide variety of clients. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Staff Accountant:
  • Prepare detail trial balances and adjust journal entries for numerous businesses in a variety of industries
  • Take responsibility for monthly compilations of financial statement
  • Prepare reconciliations of balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare reconciliations of income statement accounts, such as payroll, payroll taxes, rents, professional fees, and taxes
  • Compile and review financial statement reports
  • Audit and review internal controls
  • Assist with compliance of internal managerial policies, contracts, and agreements
  • Prepare state sales and use tax returns
  • Prepare federal excise tax returns
  • Prepare projections, forecasts, and budgets, as well as prepare analysis of variances
  • Correspond with clients on various matters
  • Prepare complex individual and business income tax returns, for corporations, partnerships, sole proprietors, trusts, and non-profit organizations
  • Prepare applications for extension of filing individual and corporate income tax returns
  • Research complex tax and accounting issues and then make clear and concise conclusions
  • Prepare projections of federal and state tax liabilities for businesses and individuals
  • Prepare current and deferred tax provisions
  • Develop creative solutions to client problems and recommend individually tailored tax planning strategies
Requirements for the Staff Accountant:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Accounting
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
  • Proven ability to work and focus in a fast-paced, results based, and quality service environment
  • Strong supervisory skills and the ability to review the work of others is a high priority
  • Contributes to team effort and maintains individual work
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills are essential Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills are essential
  • Experience dealing directly with clients
  • Attention to detail
  • Consult and contribute to projects from inception to conclusion
  • Ongoing commitment to continuing education and professional growth required
  • Knowledge of Profx System Tax, Microsoft Word, Excel, Sage 50 Accounting (formally Peachtree Accounting), Creative Solutions Accounting, and QuickBooks
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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