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Tax Accountant (Future Owner Opportunity)

Erie, CO
Tax Accountant (Future Owner)
Public Accounting
Salary: $65,000 - $90,000 + Bonus & Full Benefits 

3+ Years’ Public Accounting Partnership, S Corp, Individual Tax Return Exp.
QuickBooks Exp. Critical 

Great Opportunity for Outgoing Person Who Wants to Own a CPA Firm

Company Information
Navigator Recruiting client is a 5 employee locally owned CPA firm in Erie, CO with 1,200 clients. The work entails individual and business tax return preparation and review (90% of the time) and payroll, bookkeeping and consulting (10% of the time). Most clients are in the Erie, Lafayette and Boulder areas and have between $500,000 - $1M in annual revenue. Communicating with clients and providing excellent customer service is key. The ideal candidate is a go-getter who would like to own a CPA firm within 5 years. A complete benefits package is offered.
  • Prepare or review tax returns including federal and multi-state returns for S Corporations, partnerships, high net worth individuals, some C Corporations and possibly some trusts & estates, and foundations
  • Identify and communicate tax planning ideas for clients, including tax research, computations and related documentation 
  • Plan and execute the day-to-day activities of tax engagements for various clients 
  • Research and consult on various tax matters; utilize tax-related software to prepare and process returns and research tax matters.
  • Respond to inquiries from the IRS, state, and other tax authorities.
  • Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.
  • Develop good working relationships with clients to optimize satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform tax services.
  • Review tax return preparation and supervise tax staff, providing review notes for discussion and coaching
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities in preparation and review of client assignments
  • Other job duties as assigned
  • BS in Accounting
  • CPA or CPA candidate is preferred
  • 3+ years’ public accounting experience with proficiency in tax compliance
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with QuickBooks is critical; ATX experience is helpful but not required.
  • Strong writing skills.

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