Staff Accountant in Cleveland at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

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Job Description

General Summary of Position:
The Staff Accountant (“Staff”) is responsible for gaining analytical and technical experience and building proficiency in audit, accounting and tax procedures and using those skills to provide quality client service. 
The Staff Accountant will be responsible for using tools, systems and processes to provide accurate reports within timeframes provided.  Specifically, the Staff Accountant can expect to assist with preparing financial statements and tax returns.  In addition, the Staff Accountant is expected to use good communication skills and work effectively as a member of a team in delivering a quality end product to clients. 
Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Prepare accurate financial statements and tax returns with special attention to the accuracy of all information.   
  • Review all written work product for accuracy and potential errors and identify areas of concern to superiors. 
  • Perform necessary tax research and participate in technical discussions.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with clients including recognizing additional client service opportunities. 
  • Obtain client chargeable hours goal of 1,800 annually.
  • Support and participate in firm initiatives, build positive client relationships, gain knowledge and skills in area of client industries served. 
  • Keeps up to date with current issues and legislative changes. 
  • Actively seek to gain knowledge and experience in audit, accounting, and tax procedures and gain knowledge of industry-specific services. 
  • Seek opportunities to participate in the proposal development process to obtain additional work for the firm.
  •  Regular and reliable attendance.    
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting or Finance
  • Normally 0-3 years in public accounting or related field
  • It is expected that a Staff Accountant intends to sit for and pass the CPA examination. 
Qualifications/Skills Required:
  • The staff accountant must seek to gain knowledge of firm technology and resources including the use of paperless audit software (PfX Engagement), PPC e-tools, Smart E-Practice Aids, GoTax, Word, Excel, Outlook, Fixed Asset software (Asset Keeper), and time and billing software.
  • Excellent analytical, organization and communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, deadlines, and commitments.
  • Attention to detail and the desire to provide quality client service on every assignment. 
  • Desire to build an external network of relationships with clients, potential clients and peers. 
  • Actively pursue learning and development opportunities and stay abreast of developments within the industry. 
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong professional skills that inspire confidence and desire to be a team player who supports the vision and goals of the firm. 
  • Provide prompt Major Engagement Evaluations and Tax Engagement Evaluations.  
  • Actively participate in initiatives to recruit talented potential candidates for the Firm.