Assistant Accountant (December 2021)

The Bonadio Group

Overview

Kick off your public accounting career at a great workplace. We know how to get high-quality recruits up to speed in public accounting. Once you’re in the door, our work-style and benefits package will keep you here. We are currently recruiting entry level Assistant Accountants at multiple New York office locations as well as Dallas, TX to include Rochester, NY, Albany, NY, Syracuse, NY and Utica, NY to work with one of our teams in:

  • Audit – opportunity to work hands on with non-for-profit, government, commercial, construction, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, real-estate, labor, higher education audits
  • Tax – plan and prepare tax returns for both individual, small business and large business clients
  • Small Business Advisors – a perfect mix of audit and tax, compilations, reviews, bookkeeping, for small to mid-sized clients

The successful candidate will provide timely, accurate and reliable completion of client engagements, while ensuring delivery is consistent with principal/partner and client expectations. This role requires the ability to work in a changeable client-service environment and to create raving fans of our clients by asking the right questions, being effective listeners and communicators, and providing creative solutions through targeted resources and technical expertise.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements/tax returns in addition to other accounting/audit assignments.
  • Effectively utilize and apply technology tools and software in assigned areas.
  • Recognize and support the firm to providing quality client service.
  • Anticipate problems and issues, and keep the senior/manager informed of engagement/project status.
  • Comply with firm practice management and quality control procedures and systems.
  • Develop awareness of budget constraints vs. quantity of work needed on files.
  • Contribute to fostering an environment of team work.
  • Maintain and promote ethical and firm values in conducting internal and external business activities.

Key Objectives

  • Become familiar with the firm’s policies and procedures.
  • Learn the rules, regulations, and code of professional conduct of the AICPA.
  • Become familiar with pronouncements of the FASB, AICPA, GAO, and GASB.
  • Prepare clear and concise working papers.
  • Prepare meaningful and well written recommendations for inclusion in client correspondence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify issues and apply accounting principles and auditing procedures.
  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Prepare tax returns (as applicable)
  • Work independently on bookkeeping and account reconciliations both in the office and at client location (as applicable for SBA)
  • Develop positive working relationships with clients.
  • Develop an ability to effectively respond to questions from supervisors and clients.
  • Strengthen ability to actively listen and question appropriately to gain full understanding.
  • Effectively apply technology tools in assigned areas.
  • Display substantial progress toward CPA license, including passing the CPA exam as soon as possible.

Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelors of Science in Accounting w/150 credit hours needed to qualify for CPA

  • CPA certification or progress towards completion
  • Computer proficiency and ability to effectively use firm technology
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; i.e. client presentations, industry articles, etc.
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours at peak client service delivery times
  • Desire to seek involvement in professional and community organization
  • Ability to develop and sustain business relationships for the purpose of increasing the firms client base
  • Ability to be autonomous and to handle and manage multiple priorities
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

Hours of Operation

  • Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Our summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday.
  • The ability to work additional hours during busy season is critical, but the rest of the year, flexibility is key.

At The Bonadio Group, we believe that an inclusive work environment allows all of our people to achieve their greatest potential and the greatest results for our clients and communities. Bonadio is committed to the principle of equal treatment and opportunity for all people. The Firm is committed to fostering and managing diversity in the workplace as an integral part of its practice and service to clients. The Firm values the rich variety of perspectives and experiences offered by those of different backgrounds. This diversity strengthens our institution and enables it to better respond to our clients’ needs in an increasingly global profession.

In the fast-changing accounting industry, The Bonadio Group is always on the cutting edge of growth and innovation. With our great mentoring and training programs, you’ll be exposed to diversity of work, the ability to tackle more interesting issues, and have a path to Partnership. You’ll be working with great people and great clients where you can truly make a difference. Apply online, get on board, and grow with us. You’ll be glad you did!

EOE/AA Disability/Veteran

JR2019