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Senior Tax Accountant

Ascendo Resources Chicago Full-Time
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Job purpose

Working as part of a team and utilizing resources to add value to clients, the Senior is responsible for the preparation of complex tax compliance engagements. The Senior often leads and trains Staff on basic engagements and performs a detailed first-review on those projects.

Duties and responsibilities

Commitment to Client Service

  • Develops effective working relationships with clients and firm associates
  • Collaborates with others to provide quality service to clients
  • Attends and is able to participate in client meetings as needed
  • Is able to identify potential tax issues during planning of engagement
  • Communicates with the IRS and other state authorities in a professional manner when applicable
  • Confidently responds to federal and state notices

Technical Skills

  • Accurately prepares complex partnership, S Corporation and individual tax returns
  • Develops an understanding of IRC sections 1445 (FIRPTA) and 1446 along with related tax forms (1042, 8804, 8805)
  • Develops a working knowledge of partnership taxation including book-ups under §704(b) and step-ups under §754
  • Efficiently reviews tax returns from Staff as a first reviewer
  • Prepares and reviews income tax projections and estimate calculations
  • Accurately performs research and writes technical memorandum in a readable format
  • Researches and prepares work papers for various book to tax differences
  • Identifies area of specialization and is continuously refining skills, knowledge and expertise

Leading People

  • Mentors Staff and Interns on return review notes
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships across the firm
  • Supports Staff and Interns in professional development
  • Contributes and supports new ideas

Business Results

  • Executes feedback to minimize repeated errors and apply new concepts
  • Maintains open communication with management regarding the progress of completion on projects
  • Participates actively in training and developmental opportunities, both as an attendee and as a facilitator
  • Utilizes computer applications and relevant technology effectively
  • Enters time daily

Executive Presence

  • Participates in Firm events
  • Commits to outside reading, studying and professional growth
  • Actively studying and preparing for the CPA certification

Qualifications

Qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree required, Master’s preferred
  • 2+ years of tax experience is required
  • Knowledge of partnership tax law and principles of individual and business taxation is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Proven time management, organizational and prioritization skills

 

Job purpose

Working as part of a team and utilizing resources to add value to clients, the Senior is responsible for the preparation of complex tax compliance engagements. The Senior often leads and trains Staff on basic engagements and performs a detailed first-review on those projects.

Duties and responsibilities

Commitment to Client Service

  • Develops effective working relationships with clients and firm associates
  • Collaborates with others to provide quality service to clients
  • Attends and is able to participate in client meetings as needed
  • Is able to identify potential tax issues during planning of engagement
  • Communicates with the IRS and other state authorities in a professional manner when applicable
  • Confidently responds to federal and state notices

Technical Skills

  • Accurately prepares complex partnership, S Corporation and individual tax returns
  • Develops an understanding of IRC sections 1445 (FIRPTA) and 1446 along with related tax forms (1042, 8804, 8805)
  • Develops a working knowledge of partnership taxation including book-ups under §704(b) and step-ups under §754
  • Efficiently reviews tax returns from Staff as a first reviewer
  • Prepares and reviews income tax projections and estimate calculations
  • Accurately performs research and writes technical memorandum in a readable format
  • Researches and prepares work papers for various book to tax differences
  • Identifies area of specialization and is continuously refining skills, knowledge and expertise

Leading People

  • Mentors Staff and Interns on return review notes
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships across the firm
  • Supports Staff and Interns in professional development
  • Contributes and supports new ideas

Business Results

  • Executes feedback to minimize repeated errors and apply new concepts
  • Maintains open communication with management regarding the progress of completion on projects
  • Participates actively in training and developmental opportunities, both as an attendee and as a facilitator
  • Utilizes computer applications and relevant technology effectively
  • Enters time daily

Executive Presence

  • Participates in Firm events
  • Commits to outside reading, studying and professional growth
  • Actively studying and preparing for the CPA certification

Qualifications

Qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree required, Master’s preferred
  • 2+ years of tax experience is required
  • Knowledge of partnership tax law and principles of individual and business taxation is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Proven time management, organizational and prioritization skills

 

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Ascendo Resources
specializes in placing accounting, finance, banking, compliance, healthcare,
IT, HR, and administrative professionals in temporary and project
opportunities, as well as direct hire positions. Through our specialized
divisions, Ascendo has the solution to your critical staffing needs. We
leverage our experience, market knowledge, professional network and extensive
candidate database to get our clients the best available resources. Many
recruiters look to fill positions too quickly or do not put enough effort into
finding the best candidates. However, at Ascendo Resources, we diligently
screen our candidates, check references, and probe clients on their
requirements. We dig deeper than most by conducting a thorough assessment of
our client needs, work environment, organizational structure and strategy, and
necessary skills required for the position. We also get to know our candidates
by understanding their career goals and objectives and other intangibles.
Through our in-depth process, we provide specialized guidance in order to help
you find the right candidate, with the right skill-set, for the right market
value.

The Ascendo team is
comprised of former industry professionals who began their careers holding
positions with the Big 4, as well as Fortune 500 organizations. Their
experience was further enhanced after successful management positions with high
profile international staffing firms focusing on both consulting services and
direct hire placement. After many successful years in the industry, the
partnership of Ascendo was formed to provide the best available talent while
remaining cost-effective and upholding the highest ethical standards. Through
our previous professional experience and our established network of local
professionals, Ascendo Resources can assist with all of your accounting,
finance, banking, compliance, healthcare, IT, HR, and administrative staffing
needs.

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