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Client Accounting - Tax Accountant

Company: Spark Accounting Solutions PLLC
Location: Eagle
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Fully Remote

Did you get a taste for the sweet remote life and are now being called back to the office? Are you tired of giving up part of your life each year and looking for a different kind of tax season? Join us - stay remote and regain some tax season balance!

We're looking for a passionate, detail-oriented financial expert with strong tech skills to be our firm's next Client Accounting and Tax Accountant. Are you capable of providing accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation, tax strategy, and advisory services with a strong focus on getting accurate information to customers? Do you love helping small business owners understand their numbers? Are you a team player that jumps in to help team members when they need a hand? You might be the perfect candidate for this position!

We need an enthusiastic, small business accounting specialist who can handle our client's accounting needs, from bank feed categorization to general ledger reconciliations for clients across a variety of industries. In addition to regular monthly accounting work, you'll get the opportunity to complete clean-up projects in QBO for sometimes messy clients and help determine the right monthly tasks that need to be completed each month to keep the books in great shape going forward.

After the books are closed, you'll also get the opportunity to work directly with clients to understand their numbers and plan for their taxes. While we do a few tax returns at our firm, our tax season is not a crazy busy time for us and won't be for you either. Our ideal candidate has an associate or bachelor's degree in accounting OR significant equivalent experience, has at least 3 years of accounting experience in a small to mid-sized firm, is currently QBO certified, and is a CPA, CPA Candidate, or an Enrolled Agent.

Please note, this is a remote position. While we do have an office in Meridian, we mainly use that for occasional company meetings for employees in the Treasure Valley. Because of the nature of our business, you will need to have dedicated home office space where you can work uninterrupted and keep our client data confidential.

--- New client onboarding assistance - may include catch-up/clean-up, developing new processes, setting up new tools
--- Ongoing accounting work for small businesses - work bank feeds in cloud-based accounting software on a weekly basis - charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing expense detail provided
--- Manage multiple clients
--- Month end reconciliations
--- Perform self-review of work for accuracy
--- Generate monthly and quarterly reports for our small business clients
--- Complete sales and use tax returns accurately, according to our standards and checklists
--- Process vendor bills, vendor credits, and prepare accounts payable payments for approval
--- Process payroll and update employee deduction settings for various employee benefits, and garnishments, and update payroll tax settings as needed
--- Research and resolve new accounting problems for our clients with minimal guidance
--- Provide basic financial analysis for our clients to support them in making successful business decisions
--- Assist other team members to resolve issues
--- Review company books for tax planning opportunities
--- Assist clients with annual tax estimates and planning

--- Must live in Idaho, South Dakota, or Florida
--- 3+ years of experience at a small or mid-sized accounting firm
--- CPA, CPA Candidate, or Enrolled Agent
--- QBO Certification
--- Effective and timely communication externally with our clients and internally with our team via phone, email, Slack, and text
--- Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines and tracking/communicating status when needed
--- Understand general sales and use tax rules and have filed sales & use tax filings in the past
--- Understand payroll processing, benefit withholdings, and payroll taxes and have processed payroll and managed employee deductions in the past
--- Willing to be trained on our way of doing accounting even if that means learning some new ways and letting go of old habits
--- Understand standard accounting workflows for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and month-end processes
--- Ability to recognize when something doesn't look right in a company's financials and follow up to find a resolution
--- Understand the importance of deadlines and be willing to do what it takes to get the job done on time
--- 3+ years experience with tax preparation, including 1120S and 1040 tax returns (with a schedule C)
--- Ability to identify tax-saving opportunities
--- Tech-savvy
--- Associate or Bachelor's degree in Accounting OR comparable experience

About Company:
We help ignite clients' businesses by using accounting data to help them improve their profitability. As one of the few firms in the nation certified in Profit First, we love to work with small businesses to help them understand accounting information and use that information to grow their profits. We helpt them take advantage of:

More time by helping them focus on their priorities while we manage the booksPeace of mind by having accurate books that lead to better decision makingIncreased profitability that can change their lives for the betterWhy join our firm?

Flexibility - Set your work hours within Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm MSTWork from home but still be part of a teamMake a difference in the lives of our clientsFull TimePTO & Sick TimePaid HolidaysHealth stipend + dental, vision, supplemental insurance for FT EmployeesIncentive Pay

Keywords: Spark Accounting Solutions PLLC, Meridian , Client Accounting - Tax Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Eagle, Idaho

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