Senior Accountant – Tax and Bookkeeping

Location: Irvine, CA

Tax and Bookkeeping Senior Accountant

Location: Irvine, CA


The Tax and Bookkeeping Senior Accountant position at our well-established local CPA firm offers a unique opportunity for individuals with a minimum of one year experience working with QuickBooks in a CPA firm environment. We prioritize a reasonable work/life balance, provide overtime pay at time and a half, offer clients from diverse industries to work with, and provide excellent career growth potential.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform end-to-end bookkeeping services for corporate clients, including bank reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Assist staff and interns with basic questions related to clients' financial matters.
  • Review or prepare work papers, financial statements, general ledgers, etc., under supervision.
  • Analyze investments, insurance, purchases, contracts, etc., with supervision.
  • Conduct accurate and efficient research projects as requested by clients.
  • Supervise staff and interns assigned to specific engagements when needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in computerized accounting, including the ability to maintain manual set of books.
  • Thorough understanding of the firm's philosophy.
  • Experience using QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, as well as other computer accounting and tax software programs.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple accounts, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work efficiently and accurately.
  • Basic knowledge of corporate taxation, business taxes, property taxes, and payroll (preferred).

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the work of staff and interns on selective accounts.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent same-day travel to clients' offices, meetings, and seminars using own vehicle.
  • Occasional overnight out-of-town travel for work using own vehicle.
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in public accounting or similar work environment, demonstrating progression in complexity of accounting tasks and tax knowledge.
  • 3-4 years of accounting or bookkeeping experience.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in accounting or a related field.
  • Active participation in continuing professional education as required.
  • Working towards obtaining a CPA license or currently in possession of one (preferred).
  • If a licensed CPA, must be a member in good standing with the AICPA.
  • Proficiency in computer accounting and tax software programs, including QuickBooks. Experience with is a plus.

Success Factors:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
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