Staff Accountant

Zinner & Co. LLP - Cleveland, OH (30+ days ago)

Summary of Responsibilities

The Staff Accountant performs a wide variety of diversified accounting and tax assignments under the supervision of other accounting and tax service professionals. Performance judged based on the quality of work, application of accounting and tax knowledge, ability to provide clear and concise communications, and ability to meet time constraints. Displays professional conduct and confidence in the presence of staff and clients.

Essential Functions

Performs diversified accounting and tax assignments under direction of senior, supervisor, manager, or partner
Works as part of a client service team participating in planning of client engagements
Prepares workpapers and performs various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or other comprehensive basis of accounting (OCBOA) to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial records
Assists in proposal development and research gathering as requested
Participates in intern recruiting and campus career and accounting fair representation
Contributes to blog and article topics as requested
Represents firm at networking events
General Accounting

Prepares journal entries and supporting schedules for month-end and year-end closings
Performs bank reconciliations
Reconciles assigned accounts at period-end and prepares backup documentation
Provides support to management for special projects and directives
Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
Works with Senior Accountants to ensure timely reporting and period-end close
Tax Reporting and Compliance

Prepares basic to more complex federal, state and local personal and business tax returns
Analyzes IRS notices and drafts responses
Prepares sales tax and payroll tax reports
Prepares support for all required tax returns
Collaborates with other staff members to obtain information for completing tax returns

Demonstrates competence in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and firm standards. Takes ownership of projects and tasks
Meets time constraints, client deadlines and tax compliance deadlines
Contributes to the client service team by producing quality work with quick turnaround and attentive service to clients and staff
Communicates with clients as needed to complete the engagements with a minimum of client disruption
Maintains contacts with peers and begins to develop a network of business contacts
Performs the broadest range of accounting tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers, or partners is kept to a minimum
Prepares various other reports, projects, and duties as assigned
Seeks to gain knowledge of client businesses
Client-focused and able to effectively manage multiple tasks
Develops and maintains an excellent working relationship with all levels of client staff to increase client satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships
Complies with the highest degree of professional standards, professional conduct, client confidentiality and personal conduct
Assists with training and mentoring junior associates and interns on accounting and tax methods

One to two years’ experience in public accounting
Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in accounting or a related program
Either holds CPA license or is working toward it
High level of proficiency in Adobe products and in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
Previous accounting or tax internship experience beneficial but not required
Effective oral and written communication skills
Our culture is rooted in client service; our spirit is philanthropic. We support our employees’ humanitarian efforts and join together outside the office through participation in community events, charitable initiatives, and goodwill. We envision our ideal candidate as one who is the change agent that not only empowers our clients, but also the world.

Zinner & Co. is conveniently located in Beachwood, Ohio, off I-271 at the Chagrin Blvd. exit. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with many opportunities for professional development. Our open, bright and modern layout, comfortable collaboration areas, and technologically advanced office space will greet you each day.