Senior Accountant

Gaithersburg, MD

Responsibilities

As a Senior Accountant, you will be involved in all areas of client service from attestation engagements to tax preparation and review. You will supervise staff accountants on engagements both in the office and on-site at client location, occasionally managing communication with client on-site and developing client relationships. You may be responsible for several engagements at any given time.

This role offers opportunity for advancement and a defined path to leadership. We offer competitive compensation and a unique benefits package.

Here are a few competency expectations for this position:

Assurance
  • Understand generally accepted auditing standards, common audit procedures, techniques, and the firm’s quality control standards
  • Complete or review engagement programs for approval
  • Prepare audit risk assessments for approval
  • Prepare and/or review work papers, financial statements, including footnote disclosures
Tax
  • Perform tax research, draw conclusions and document findings in written format
  • Prepare complex tax projections and tax returns
  • Review tax returns prepared by others
General
  • Identify and resolve problem areas or issues
  • Understand GAAP, unique or specialized accounting principles and financial statement presentations
  • Understand and adhere to professional standards for CPAs
  • Perform technical research
  • Demonstrate good, thorough review skills
  • Plan, schedule and complete engagements independently
  • Engagement process: Mastering prospect to client meetings
  • Attend firm-sponsored, industry, community, and/or volunteer events
  • Provide training and assistance to staff

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