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Senior Accountant

Position Purpose
Senior accountants are given a variety of accounting, auditing and tax assignments under the supervision of other personnel.  Outside of tax season, a senior accountant will begin focusing on an area of specialization in either audit or tax.  Performance is measured based on the quality of work, application of accounting knowledge, and ability to meet time constraints.

Position Reports To
Supervisor and Manager positions

Position Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of the Senior Accountant are:

  • Preparation of individual and business tax returns
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Perform audit procedures as assigned by supervisors/managers
  • Bookkeeping and client write-up monthly/yearly
  • Perform specific tasks for clients as assigned by supervisor (ex. contractor’s license)
  • Supervise/mentor staff accountants on small jobs
  • Planning and performing  small audits
  • Perform initial review procedures on staff accountant work
  • Research

Skills and Education Required
The skills and education required for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with desire to pursue CPA certificate
  • Requires 1 to 3 years experience in public accounting
  • Proficiency with computer and ability to learn various computer programs
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good research skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude with willingness to “dig in” and get the work done
  • Basic understanding, comprehension, and ability to articulate auditing, accounting and tax concepts
  • Developing or emerging leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Measures of Success
The Senior Accountant will be deemed to have been successful when he or she has:

  • Completed the engagements assigned to him/her with minimal supervision
  • Received positive feedback from his/her clients and supervisors
  • Taken “ownership” of assigned projects
  • Exhibited leadership and successful supervision of others

If you are interested in the Senior Accountant position at Machen McChesney please submit your resume.

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