Source Pro Search is conducting a search for a Senior Accountant on behalf of a well-established local CPA firm offering an exceptional career opportunity for individuals with a minimum of one year working with QuickBooks in a CPA firm environment. This position provides a very reasonable work/life balance, overtime paid at time and a half, exposure to diverse clients across multiple industries, and excellent career growth potential. Candidates must be based in Southern California within a reasonable commute distance of Irvine and be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.
Title: Senior Accountant
The Senior Accountant - Bookkeeper will act as the firm’s ambassador on client accounts assigned to them.
Provides complete full bookkeeping services for corporate clients, including journal entries and bank reconciliations.
Reviews or prepares work papers, financial statements, general ledgers, etc., under supervision.
Analyzes investments, insurance, purchases, contracts, etc., under supervision.
Performs client-requested research projects efficiently.
Supervises staff/interns assigned to engagements as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of computerized accounting, with the ability to handle a manual set of books.
Thorough understanding of the firm's philosophy.
Proficiency in computer use, including accounting and tax software programs such as QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online.
Ability to organize work, handle multiple accounts, prioritize and meet deadlines, and complete work efficiently and accurately.
Fundamental knowledge of corporate taxation, business taxes, property taxes, and payroll is advantageous.
Responsible for the supervision of staff and interns on selective accounts.
Frequent same-day travel for work at clients’ offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stays for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.
Occasional overtime work required throughout the year.
At least 1-2 years’ experience in public accounting (or similar work environment), demonstrating progression in the complexity of accounting tasks and tax knowledge.
At least 3-4 years in accounting or bookkeeping.
Preferably possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, ideally in accounting or a related field.
Actively participate in continuing professional education as required by the department head.
Preferably working toward obtaining a CPA license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam, or already in possession of a CPA license.
If a licensed CPA, should be a member in good standing with the AICPA.
Proficiency in the use of computers and computer accounting and tax software programs. QuickBooks experience required. Bill.com is a significant plus.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
If you meet these qualifications and seek a rewarding career with a reputable CPA firm, please submit your resume along with your salary history and expectations. The firm is proud to offer a competitive benefit and compensation package, a favorable work/life balance, and opportunities for growth and advancement. Join a firm that has been a cornerstone in the Southern California community for years.