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Tax Accountant Staff

  • Ref: 282809
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: New Canaan, CT
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: $68,000.00 - $75,000.00

Opportunity Description

We are currently seeking a Tax Associate for a Direct Hire position in New Canaan, CT.

Company Information

Our client is a progressive accounting firm that values personalization and a team approach when solving the needs of their customers. They have a culture that drives professional development and career advancement while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Great opportunity for growth coupled with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Job Duties

  • Prepare corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns and planning under limited supervision of Manager
  • Prepare and/or review quarterly and annual information/non-tax returns
  • Conduct appropriate and applicable research regarding tax issues to ensure accuracy and implementation of specific tax law
  • Review tax returns and ensure accuracy and completeness
  • File tax forms electronically for quick processing
  • If errors found in filing, correct errors until accepted
  • Remain familiar with IRS guidelines and accounting principles
  • Assist with various tax audits as necessary
  • Interact with IRS and state tax agencies to address inquiries
  • Manage daily client workflow and multiple client projects at any given time
  • Complete assignments within timeline and budget
  • Manage simple individual clients
  • Participate in planning and scheduling client engagements
  • Keep ‘client team’ apprised of any client contact to avoid duplicate requests
  • Seek opportunities to be chargeable
  • Seek opportunities to assist with additional projects to increase technical ability
  • Prepare routine correspondence to client for approval and signature of a partner
  • Work with staff on various tasks on an ad-hoc basis
  • Assist Associate I with developing understanding of clients


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Master’s degree in accounting or taxation or related field

Experience & Skills Required

  • 2-3 year’s accounting and tax experience required
  • Experience with a variety of income tax filings; e.g., S-Corp, partnership, trust, individual
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to confidential information
  • Ability to work heavy overtime from January to April 15 (may be in excess of 55 hours per week). Occasional overtime work required throughout the year.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a complex workload to meet reporting deadlines.
  • CPA certified or in process of pursuing is a plus.
  • ProSystems FX a plus, QuickBooks and other accounting programs also a plus