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Senior Accountant - Tax and Bookkeeping

Irvine, CA
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A well-established local CPA firm is offering an exceptional career opportunity for a Senior Tax Accountant / Bookkeeper with a minimum of one year working with QuickBooks in a CPA firm environment. We take pride in providing a very reasonable work/life balance, offering overtime paid at time and a half, diverse clients in 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 - Bookkeeper

  • The Senior Accountant - Bookkeeper serves as the firm’s ambassador on client accounts designated to them.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides complete full bookkeeping services for corporate clients, including journal entries and bank reconciliations.
  • Addresses rudimentary staff/intern questions regarding clients’ financial matters.
  • Reviews client-prepared work papers and/or prepares work papers, financial statements, general ledgers, etc., under supervision.
  • Analyzes investments, insurance, purchases, contracts, etc. under supervision.
  • Performs client-requested research projects to achieve an accurate and efficient product.
  • Supervises staff/interns assigned to the engagements as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting, with the ability to do a manual set of books.
  • Possesses a complete understanding of the firm's philosophy.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and computer accounting and tax software programs such as QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online.
  • Ability to organize work and handle multiple accounts, prioritize and meet deadlines, and complete work in an efficient and accurate manner.
  • Fundamental knowledge of corporate taxation, business taxes, property taxes, and payroll would be an advantage.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the supervision of staff and interns on selective accounts.

Working Conditions:
  • Frequent same-day travel for work at clients’ offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional out-of-town travel with an overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience in public accounting (or a very similar work environment), demonstrating a 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 be working toward obtaining a CPA license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam or be 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 big plus.
Success Factors:
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


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