Staff Accountant | Tax & Business Services Department | Baraboo Office

Position Mission

Under the direction of the In-Charge, the Staff Accountant assists in providing tax and various accounting services to clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete tasks assigned by the In-Charge.
  • Using a variety of accounting software to enter bills, prepare payments and record deposits.
  • Make adjusting journal entries.
  • Electronically import and export client data.
  • Reconcile cash and prepare bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare interim financial statements including supplementary schedules.
  • Prepare 1099’s.
  • Prepare tax returns including 1120, 1120S, 1065, 1040s, Sales Tax, Personal Property Tax and payroll.
  • Plan and execute financial statement engagements.
  • Prepare depreciation schedules.
  • Prepare and organize appropriate workpapers.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting


Eligible to sit for CPA exam or working toward Certified Public Accountant (CPA) desired.

Skills and Experience

  • Prior internship experience is desired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel.
  • Knowledge of general ledger accounting software.
  • Understanding of GAAP.
  • Knowledge of depreciation methods and lives.
  • Demonstrated effective teamwork skills.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Public Contact

Extensive work interacting both by phone and face to face with clients and staff.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment with limited exposure to physical risk.

Physical Demands

Essential demands include sitting at a desk, working on a computer for long periods of time and using a telephone to communicate with clients and staff.

Work Hours

Typical business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Additional work hours will be expected during tax season (approximately January 15- April 15).