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Staff Accountant at Ryan and Wetmore PC

Staff Accountant

Ryan and Wetmore PC Vienna, VA (Onsite) Full-Time
CB Est Salary: $55K - $100K/Year
TITLE: Staff Accountant

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Location - Staff accountant positions available in Frederick, MD, Bethesda, MD and Vienna, VA.

Staff Accountant Communication with Clients

  • Advise clients on a wide range of corporate and federal tax issues, various duties to include tax research and planning, compliance, consulting, and business transaction structuring services.
  • Communicate with clients to discuss tax accounting matters
  • Meet client service expectations through adhering to time budgets and maintaining positive client communications
  • Deliver highest level of customer service to clients, including those at the executive level
  • Communicate with client personnel in order to identify and assess existing client accounting processes, internal controls, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Staff Accountant Technical Work

  • Perform audit procedures, cash, A/R, inventories property and equipment, prepaid, A/P, accrued expenses, debt and general income statement accounts in client financial statements and propose adjusting journal entries when needed.
  • Review accounting transactions and consider appropriate application of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepare financial statement footnotes (on areas audited) and internal control observations and recommendations.
  • Research fundamental issues using online tools.

Professional Development for Staff Accountants

  • Perform other duties as needed on engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel
  • Gain an understanding of Firm policies, procedures, and professional standards through observation and inquiry and adheres to them.
  • Demonstrate positive attitude towards Firm and profession.
  • Represent the Firm in a favorable and professional manner.
  • Develop initiative, interpersonal skills, and practical application of technical knowledge.
  • Perform other related duties assigned by immediate supervisor and other Firm management as required.
  • Confidentiality of Firm and client information is critical.


Requirements for Staff Accountant

  • 0-3 years of experience as a staff accountant (Previous hands-on public accounting internship experience is preferred)
  • CPA certified or the eligibility to work toward obtaining a CPA license.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities or prior job experience and demonstration of leadership abilities.
  • Sharp analytical skills enhanced by a commitment to professional development.
  • Desire to work closely with Partners, Seniors, other staff accountants and clients to provide exceptional service.
  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to function in a team environment and to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Integrity, dependability, and trustworthiness.
  • Strong skills with general office use software and an ability to adapt to new software applications.
  • Proficient with personal computers and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Travel for work at clients' offices generally is same day using a personal vehicle.
  • Able to work moderate overtime throughout the year with heavier overtime required during certain business cycle

Benefits for Staff Accountant

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, Dental & Life Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Dependent Care Plan
  • Parking Reimbursement
  • SmartBenefits® Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays Annually
  • 16 days of Paid Time Off – PTO (0-5 years of employment)
  • 21 days of Paid Time Off – PTO (over 5 years of employment)
  • Training In-House
  • Training through the AICPA, MACPA, VSCPA, GWSCPA
  • Summer Fridays-Off Program
  • Paid Professional Accounting Memberships and Licenses
  • Discount Pricing on CPA Exam Study Materials
  • Paid Time Off to Take the CPA Exam
  • Bonus Upon Passing the CPA Exam


Recommended Skills

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Adaptability
  • Analytical
  • Auditing
  • Client Accounting
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