Staff Tax Associate, Nonprofit Tax

Armanino - Los Angeles, CA4.3

Full-time
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
WHAT YOU’LL DO

We’re looking for someone who would like to learn or increase their expertise in nonprofit tax compliance to join our team as a tax preparer. Key responsibilities include:

Preparing Forms 990, 990-PF, and 990-T and supporting workpapers
Preparing state information and tax returns
Managing deadlines / timely delivery of projects
Using a variety of software platforms to prepare returns and manage client workflow
Building business relationships directly with clients and auditors to obtain information needed to prepare the returns and to resolve questions
Writing, proofreading, and editing technical statements and narratives
Answering client questions during the tax prep process
Writing responses to IRS and state notices
Working collaboratively with colleagues in both tax and audit to provide a great client experience with the firm
For Senior level, reviewing the work of others, taking responsibility for your review points, and providing timely and useful review points to others on the team; taking on beginning-level supervisory responsibility for training and mentoring colleagues

QUALITIES OF A SUCCESSFUL PERSON IN THIS ROLE

Native-level reading, speaking, and writing ability in English; strong proofreading skills
Reads and understands the tax code and regulations
Comfortable researching code, regulations, and rulings
Takes ownership of projects and manages client expectations
Intellectually curious; looks things up on their own
Focused on building / maintaining a professional reputation
Strong internal motivation to be excellent at what you do
Interested in becoming a niche area expert
Quick learner / takes notes / not afraid of software
Excellent customer service skills for internal and external clients
Professional and collegial; works well with others and contributes to a positive environment
Sense of humor when presented with ridiculous or potentially frustrating situations

BENEFITS OF THIS ROLE

Work with some of the largest and most well-known nonprofit organizations in California and throughout the Western region
100% dedicated to nonprofit tax
Less extreme busy seasons due to steady work year-round
Defined team with all the benefits of a large, entrepreneurial firm
Currently looking for new team members to join us in San Ramon or Los Angeles
Opportunity for broad and deep experience in nonprofit tax and compliance issues
Room for advancement in the team and to take on interesting client projects
Opportunity to work remotely on occasion and manage your own work hours

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Tax, Finance or related discipline
MST or MST preferred
Eligible to sit for CPA exam
Minimum of 1 year professional / client service experience
Minimum of 1 year experience with US tax preparation in public accounting, exempt organizations tax prep preferred
Minimum of 1 year nonprofit tax work experience
Familiarity with other return types helpful
Strong project management and leadership skills, including the ability to successfully coach and mentor newer colleagues
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Technical proficiency in tax software applications
Strong research, writing and analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

HOW TO APPLY

If you’re up for the challenge and this is something you would like to consider, please apply online using the ‘Apply for this job online’ button at the top of the page

Our interview process normally consists of:
A phone interview with one of our Rockstar Recruiters
1-2 rounds of on-site interviews with the Hiring Team
Offers usually go out within 24-48 hours of your interviews
BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE!
Q&A WITH ARMANINO NONPROFIT TAX SENIOR MANAGER, KATY BROWN

Why should someone want to work for Armanino's Nonprofit Practice?

“This is a large, thriving practice within a consistently growing firm. Not only is it Armanino’s largest practice by the number of clients and the second largest practice by total revenue, but it is also the largest Nonprofit practice in California.

Armanino is committed to the success of this practice and provides all the necessary resources to help us get there. We have a large group of Audit Partners dedicated to the Nonprofit practice full-time and an abundance of Audit Managers who are in the field 365 days a year, focused on providing exceptional client service. As our nonprofit practice continues to grow, our dedicated nonprofit tax team has increasing opportunities for growth and to work with an impressive variety of clients throughout the state.

We have some of the highest profile and most notable clients in the Bay Area. This is the preeminent West Coast Nonprofit practice.”

Why do you think this position is a good opportunity for a Nonprofit Tax Staff or Senior Accountant?

“The opportunity is here for somebody to grow into an established resource for a firm with a large and expanding practice throughout California. We’re looking for an ambitious individual who is interested in rising quickly through the ranks to become a subject-matter expert and senior professional in the firm.

This person will be set up for nothing but success. We have senior level leadership, a busy and ever-growing practice, and a rare opportunity to be part of an existing team, with high growth potential. If somebody wants to make a name for themselves in this field, this is the perfect opportunity.”

WHY OUR NONPROFIT TAX EXPERTS JOINED ARMANINO

“Armanino offers an exciting opportunity to focus solely on Nonprofit organizations, and to be an essential part of a real specialty practice within a large, resource-rich firm. Successful team members meet and work with top executives at major nonprofit organizations and get high visibility in the practice area. Working in nonprofit provides a steadier workflow than a traditional individual and business tax practice, which means that we stay busy year-round, but we avoid the extreme highs and lows of a traditional busy season. This is a real opportunity to build a career that has major impact on a huge business sector throughout California.

I also appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit among the Partners because it means your voice is heard much more than at other firms. We welcome innovative ideas for improving on our daily business and operations from team members at all levels. New ideas and approaches are encouraged.”

Now, the fine print...
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