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Staff Accountant - Tax

Company: Traner Smith
Location: Edmonds
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

*Staff Accountant*

We are currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team in beautiful downtown Edmonds, WA.

*About Us*

At Traner Smith, our dedicated team is made up of passionate professionals who enjoy performing in a dynamic work environment. We are accountable, determined, and recognize the value of building strong relationships with clients by skillfully advising individuals and businesses in accounting and income tax.

Traner Smith is rapidly growing to become a modern accounting firm, servicing clients in the greater northwest and Canada and has clients throughout the United States and on four continents. Our people have a passion for providing exceptional client service to a diverse client base. Our clients include closely-held businesses, middle-market businesses, high net worth individuals, and international tax issues for individuals and business entities.

*Job Summary*

This position is responsible for providing management with financial information by researching, analyzing accounts, and preparing financial statements.

*Job Duties and Responsibilities: *
* Assists in preparing federal, state, and local tax documents by preparing property tax returns, state pages, and federal, state, and municipal returns, extensions, and quarterly payments.
* Assists in ensuring client's compliance with all relevant state/local, federal and international tax laws and regulations.
* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations.
* Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
* Maintain knowledge of tax code changes, and of accounting procedures and theory to properly evaluate financial information.
* Answers tax and accounting questions by researching and interpreting data.
* Protects the organization's value by keeping information confidential.

*Job Requirements: *

*Education & Experience *
* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
* Experience as a Staff Accountant or similar role
* Eligible to sit for CPA exam preferred, but not required
* Recent tax experience - 2 years minimum

*Abilities & Skills *

* Excellent verbal and written communications skills
* Possess solid interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well over the phone, in person, virtually and through email
* Desire to foster relationships with our clients
* Be analytical and be good at problem solving
* Proficient with technology and adaptive to new tools and skills
* Be self-motivated and possess the ability to work both independently and on a team
* Experience with CCH Axcess Software Suite & QuickBooks - is a plus
* Ability to work additional hours as needed during tax season in exchange for later PTO
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, Outlook, and Word

*Compensation & Benefits *

* Competitive market-based salary, in accord with experience and education
* Comprehensive benefits package available: 5 weeks paid time-off, medical insurance, 401k, and commission bonus on sales

*We Offer: *

* Competitive market-based salary, in accord with experience and education
* Comprehensive benefits package available: 5 weeks paid time-off, medical insurance, 401k, and commission bonus on sales
* Our dress code is Smart Casual
* Well-stocked break room (coffee, tea, beverages, snacks)
* We love to see our staff learn & grow and to promote from within, whenever possible.
* We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Edmonds, WA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):
* Why do you feel you may be a good fit for this position?
* Is there anything you would like to tell us about yourself?

* Bachelor's (Required)

* Tax experience: 2 years (Required)

* CPA (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Keywords: Traner Smith, Edmonds , Staff Accountant - Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Edmonds, Washington

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