Experienced Tax Accountant
Accounting firm with an established clientele of individual and small businesses based in Lake Elmo is seeking an experienced Tax Accountant. Must have a minimum of 5 years of recent public accounting experience and willing to work on site, this is not a remote position. We are a growing organization, offering a casual, small business environment.
Primary Responsibilities
Experience preparing and reviewing Business returns; Partnership, S Corporation, C Corporation and Schedule C Sole Proprietorship returns.
Research issues and prepare work papers related to tax audits and correspondence and draft response.
Prepare tax projections and draft letter of explanation
Review financial statements and provide journal entries, detect errors and provide client with necessary adjustments.
Research tax issues and develop actions plans related to tax returns and projections
Represent clients before the IRS and other taxing authorities
Serve as a tax information source within the company
Develop working relationships with clients and effectively utilize appropriate technology to communicate
Bring additional business to the firm through new clients and new work from existing clients

Position Requirements
Bachelor degree or equivalent and five or more years related experience and/or training
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of clients, customers and the general public
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and/or governmental regulations
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Experience with QuickBooks Online Accounting Software and QuickBooks Desktop
Experience with Drake Tax Preparation Software
Preferred Qualifications
CPA or EA designation (EA is preferred)
Must have an active PTIN

Key Competencies for Success in This Role
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decision; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Initiative: Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Hours and Compensation
Ability to regularly work 40-45 hours per week, with more expected during tax season

Benefits:
3 weeks of PTO and 9 Paid Holidays
Simple IRA with Company match
Company funded HRA (Health Reimbursement Account)
Life Insurance

Compensation
Salary 65,000 – 85,000 based on experience

To apply send resume to info@gebhardandgiguere.com

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