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1-800Accountant, the nations largest virtual accounting firm, is expanding is operations in Tempe, AZ.
Tempe, Arizona
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POSITION SPECIFICATION POSITION: Accountant I ORGANIZATION: 1-800Accountant www.....com LOCATION: Tempe, AZ RECRUITER: COMPANY PROFILE: 1-800Accountant, America’s largest small business accounting firm, is a leading provider of small business tax, bookkeeping, and incorporation solutions. Founded in 1999 by a group of CPAs with the purpose of providing world class accounting services to the underserved small business owner community at a price all could afford. Headquartered in New York City, with operations in Tampa, Florida and Tempe, Arizona, and licensed in all 50 states, 1-800Accountant is made up of a team of accountants, CPAs, EAs, and client care representatives focused on removing the complexities of taxes and accounting from the small business owner, so he or she can focus on growing a business. Through innovative technology, tools, and processes, 1-800Accountant has revolutionized small business tax and accounting industry. Our company slogan says it all, “We give small business owners three things: Time, Money, and Peace of Mind. THE POSITION: Accountant I. Job Summary: The successful candidate will be required to prepare tax returns and provide bookkeeping services to 1-800accountant clients. He or she will work closely with senior level accountants to ensure all the client’s tax and bookkeeping needs are met. The successful candidate will be required to assist senior level accountants in managing a portfolio of clients. This will include interacting with clients over the telephone, providing tax consultation, and resolving client concerns. Performance is measured on both productivity (quality and timeliness of completing returns, etc.), and on client relationship management. Job Duties: Job duties include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Preparation of individual (1040) and business tax returns (1120s, 1165) and associated schedules. 2. Meet or exceed all productivity deadlines, goals, and established client or management expectations 3. Preparation of client’s financial statements using QuickBooks. 4. Provide tax consulting to individuals and small businesses over the telephone. 5. Help clients minimize their tax liabilities. 6. Assists clients during audits and other related inquiries 7. Facilitate client meetings via telephone as directed by manager. 8. Keeps up to date on tax laws and current developments in tax area. 9. All other responsibilities or duties as assigned by management. Background: The successful candidate will have proven the required technical and relationship management skills by demonstrating a prior history of meeting or exceeding the expectations set forth in the Job Duties section of this document. This individual must also meet the following requirements: 1. BA or BS in Accounting or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 2. Two years’ experience preparing personal and corporate tax returns 3. Must hold an EA license, a CPA certification, or be a candidate for either 4. Must be proficient in the use of spreadsheets, tax preparation and bookkeeping software, etc. Prior experience using Lacerte is a plus 5. Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively present information over the telephone. Critical Competencies: 1. Consultative Approach – acquires information by asking discovery questions, and demonstrates effective listening skills. Exudes confidence in subject matter, is honest and professional in providing ideas alternative points of view, and assist the client is making his or her own decisions. Quickly develops a relationship of trust and is seen as a trusted adviser. 2. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works well in a group or with individuals in finding solutions, and uses reasons even when dealing with emotional or intense topics. 3. Analytical – Synthesizes complex and diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data, and designs work flows and procedures to ensure deadlines are achieved. 4. Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments, aligns behavior and actions with the vision and culture of the organization.

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Tax accounting

Required training

Enrolled agent

Services needed

Tax accounting
Tax compliance
Tax returns

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