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Senior Tax Accountant

LWA, LLP

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 12, 2022.

Our firm is searching for a Tax Staff with a wealth of tax knowledge to support our team. The successful candidate will have a background in tax law and their responsibilities will involve preparing tax returns, communicating with clients about their tax status, and overseeing any changes in tax policies or laws. This is the perfect opportunity for the right candidate to become a part of an innovative and energetic team that develops analysis tools which will influence both our products and clients.

Job Description:

• Prepares federal and state and multi-state returns for partnerships, C-corporations, S-corporations, non-profit, trust and estate, and individuals and performs in-depth research.

• Responsible for tax compliance and client management to include direct client contact.

• Assist clients with IRS audits, responses to tax notices or other returns.

• Demonstrates competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and Firm standards.

• Meets time constraints and client deadlines.

• Suggests client tax planning ideas to supervisor, manager, or Partner.

• Proactively takes ownership of projects, seeing them through to ultimate completion & delivery to client.

• Prepares other reports, projects and duties as may be assigned.

• Begins to develop referral sources, which may include involvement in community, business and professional organizations.

Required Skills:

• BS/BA accounting preferred

• MST and CPA preferred

• Minimum 3-5 years tax experience in a public accounting firm

• Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships

• Ability to organize work and projects, prioritize and meet deadlines, and to complete work in an efficient and accurate manner.

• Strong tax research and writing skills

• Proven technical skills with MS Office to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

• Competence with tax compliance and research software to include CCH

• Solid project management and organizational skills

• Proficient in Lacerte, Quickbooks, Quickbooks Online as well as other accounting software

• Strong leadership skills

Minimum Qualifications:

• At least three (3) years’ experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of tax knowledge

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

• Either hold a current and valid CPA’s license, or be working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam

Benefits:

    • Paid time off
    • Flexible schedule
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Hybrid work schedule available

Job Requirements:

Main Duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparing income tax returns, tax provisions
  • Use tax, accounting, tax returns
  • Assist with tax files/tax returns with external tax consultants
  • Preparing federal tax returns, state/local tax returns and estimated payments
  • Assisting in preparation of sales tax returns, income tax returns and state franchise returns
  • Review federal and state income tax returns
  • Prepare quarterly tax estimates, annual tax provision and annual tax returns
  • Reconcile accounting for sales tax, income tax, franchise tax and property tax
  • Use tax and property tax audits
  • Coordinate federal and state tax returns
  • Complete state and federal tax returns
  • Prepare personal property tax returns
  • Prepare federal tax returns and various state returns including franchise tax returns and annual reports
  • File all property tax returns
  • Prepare income and franchise tax returns
  • Decide best tax strategies when preparing tax returns
  • Prepare state income tax returns for review
  • Prepare the tax work-papers for tax returns preparation
  • Preparing property/entity tax returns