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Senior Accountant- Tax

Company: Pugh CPAs
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

OBJECTIVE : In fulfilling the Firm's mission, the Tax Senior Accountant performs the day-to-day tax and advisory services while working as a business advisory liaison with clients. Additionally, the Tax Senior Accountant handles tax engagements through reviewing client data, understanding legislative updates and preparing client tax returns. The Senior Accountant supports the Firm's goals and values through all professional communications and strong working relationships.

CLIENT SERVICE
Works on various tax returns (individuals, trusts, partnerships and corporations.) under direct supervision of a supervisor or designee (depending on the size of the engagement, the supervisor could be a Senior Accountant, Manager or Officer).
Prepares tax returns and client data following the Firm policies and procedures.
Reviews accounting data and financial statements working within budgets guidelines.
Brings unusual/significant accounting and tax implications/questions to the supervisor.
Becomes familiar with the Firm's policies, procedures, manuals, forms and relevant software.
Assists other team members with client management such as gathering tax, research of tax problems, recommendations for business and process improvement.
Continuous learner that develops job knowledge of client operations, processes, business objectives, as well as, federal and state tax issues.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
May be responsible for supervising and training less experienced Staff Accountants.
Acts as a mentor to entry level Staff Accountants on an informal basis.

BUSINESS PROMOTION AND GROWTH
Understands key elements of client care and service.
Develops understanding of all Firm services and marketing strategies.
Participates in community activities; begins to establish external referral network.
Develops verbal and written communication, as well as, interpersonal skills.

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION
Supports departmental goals, policies and guidelines; works within all applicable laws and regulatory processes.
Assumes responsibilities as a "champion" in specific departmental software applications.
Performs any other work assigned by a supervisor; also, participates in other administrative activities as requested by the Officers, Managers or Senior Accountants.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION
Bachelor's in Accounting or equivalent required
EXPERIENCE
Typically, 2+ years professional experience in public accounting
COMPETENCIES & LICENSES
Actively pursuing CPA license, or currently possess CPA
Proficient in use of computers and basic software applications
Good written and verbal communication skills
Successful problem-solving and analytical skills
Ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment
Excellent project management, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Strong time management skills, ability to meet deadlines
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Professional appearance and demeanor, highly-motivated
Client-focused, team-oriented work ethic, delivering high quality results
Committed to integrity and ethical business standards
Cooperative, flexible, ability to multi-task and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines
Growth potential with opportunities for upward advancement
Ability to work increased hours during seasonal periods
WORKING CONDITIONS
Ability to sit and/or use a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel by air and car, if required
Ability to carry and transport bags, computers, etc.
Ability to provide own transportation for traveling to client assignments and for personal development training
Infrequently may out-of-town travel with overnight stay for engagement follow up, meetings, seminars, etc.
Overtime work required periodically throughout year
Total hours generally range from 2,080-2,300, including PTO

Keywords: Pugh CPAs, Knoxville , Senior Accountant- Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Knoxville, Tennessee

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