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Tax Accountant

at RubinBrown

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: *2987B0955B8814C8

Job Description

Title
Tax Accountant

Employee Type
Experienced

Location
Chicago, IL

Description

The Tax Accountant in the Entrepreneurial Services Group prepares corporate, partnership, trust, payroll, sales tax, and individual tax returns.

Major Responsibilities

  • Understand general accounting concepts and procedures
  • Maintain client records and files using automated systems, e.g., record transactions, prepare general ledger and related journals
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annually complied financial statements
  • Perform attest procedures, including reviews and compilations of financial statements
  • Income tax planning for a variety of small businesses and individuals
  • Preparation of income tax returns for corporations, partnerships and individuals
  • Preparation of payroll tax filings, including research on payroll related issues
  • Identify and communicate accounting and tax matters to other engagement team members
  • Establish direct communication and working relationship with clients
  • Participate in the budget process for engagements
  • Identify and communicate performance improvement opportunities for the department
  • Plan and execute the day-to-day activities of small business engagements for various clients in accordance with RubinBrown Client Service Standards
  • Experience in prepare bank reconciliations and compilations, payroll taxes, and monthly accounting reports
  • Understand general accounting concepts and procedures



Requirements

Strongly Preferred Experience/Background/Skills

  • Prior income tax preparation required, including partnerships, corporations and individuals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel required)
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to meet challenging client requirements and provide quality client service
  • Strong technical skills including the ability to effectively utilize technology and the commitment to learning in a technology environment
  • Utilize analytical and research abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Strict adherence to professional ethics
  • Ability to successfully contribute to the success of a strategic business unit of the firm

Preferred Skills/Experience/Background

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or related degree
  • CPA or working toward certification
  • Prior public accounting experience

Working Conditions

  • The typical office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ability to work extra hours as determined by the workload and client expectations
  • Travel for this position will be minimal
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull up to 20 to 30 pounds
  • Ability to speak English to communicate with clients, team members, etc.