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Staff Accountant | Tax & Business Services Department | Madison Office

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Complete tasks assigned by the In-Charge.
  2. Using a variety of accounting software to enter bills, prepare payments and record deposits.
  3. Make adjusting journal entries.
  4. Electronically import and export client data.
  5. Reconcile cash and prepare bank reconciliations.
  6. Prepare interim financial statements including supplementary schedules.
  7. Prepare 1099’s.
  8. Prepare tax returns including 1120, 1120S 1065, 1040s Sales Tax, Personal Property Tax and payroll.
  9. Plan and execute annual compilation engagements to include supplementary schedules and statement of cash flows.
  10. Prepare and organize appropriate workpapers.
  11. Complete projects efficiently within established time budgets.
  12. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Certifications Required

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or eligibility to sit CPA exam is desirable

Required Skills and Experience

  1. Prior internship experience is desirable.
  2. Proficient in Excel.
  3. Knowledge of general ledger accounting software (peach tree, or quick books).
  4. Understanding of GAAP.
  5. Knowledge of depreciation methods and lives.
  6. Demonstrated effective teamwork skills.
  7. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Demonstrated efficiency in completing multiple projects within limited time budgets.

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-very limited exposure to physical risk.  Equipment used: computer, fax machine, telephone, copier and scanner.

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).