Remote Tax Accountant, EA or CPA


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Job Title: Remote Tax Accountant, EA or CPA
Location: Maumee, Ohio (Remote Based)
Hiring Company: Accountingfly
Our successful CPA firm client in  seeks an experienced REMOTE Tax Accountant to join their team for a hands-on, client-facing role.  A great opportunity to work with small business clients and professional peers!  

Job Type
Full time, W2
Location: REMOTE within the US
Compensation: $80,000 to $125,000, depending on experience

Job Summary
The Remote Tax Accountant has a wide variety of duties, including but not limited to, preparation of business, partnership, and individual tax returns, preparation of financial statements, and working on various tax planning, tax resolution, and consulting engagements. Must have a CPA or EA. 

General Accountabilities for Remote Tax Accountant:

  • Analyze/Prepare client financial statements based on the accounting/bookkeeping work provided to ensure the records are prepared in accordance with tax law requirements.
  • Prepare Corporate, Partnership, and Individual tax returns as needed. Prepare and review throughout the year estimated tax assumptions to ensure “No Surprises” arise.
  • Review and advise client regarding effects of business activities on taxes, and on strategies for minimizing tax liability.
  • Ensure client complies with all taxing authority requirements and represent client before taxing authorities as needed.
  • Organize and maintain tax records and conduct tax studies and special projects. Respond to notices on behalf of clients and facilitate audits of clients’ records as they arise.
  • Coach/Train and Develop team members on tax preparation skills. Continue to stay apprised of changes in tax laws and communicate changes among team members.
  • Consistently market the business and services offered and solicit referrals to foster growth.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Job Qualifications for Remote Tax Accountant:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum Experience: 2-4 Years
  • Preferred Experience: 5+ Years of Small Business Tax Consulting/Preparation
  • Must have CPA and/or EA designation and have experience representing clients before taxing authorities to resolve tax matters.
  • Must have thorough understanding of Accounting and Tax principles and have experience engaging clients in tax planning strategies to reduce tax liabilities.  This is not an entry-level position.

  Competencies for Remote Tax Accountant:

  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations; Uses reason.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds informatively to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Varies writing style to meet specific needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost-saving measures; Contributes to profits and returns.
  • Computer Proficiency – Must be knowledgeable with Intuit (QuickBooks) and Sage (Peachtree) products as well have a working knowledge of PC applications like Excel, Word, and Outlook. An understanding of the Creative Solutions Suite (CS Accounting, Ultra Tax CS, Fixed Assets CS, File Cabinet CS, Practice CS, etc.) is a plus.  Understanding network infrastructure and how to solve computer software or hardware-related matters is also a plus.

Firm Culture

  • The successful candidate will be one of the key components of managing the firm-client relationship for those assigned. The candidate must be able to work independently with little supervision and must be results-oriented. Basic training about our business, processes, and expectations will be provided upfront; additional training and coaching will exist throughout, but the candidate will be required to demonstrate independent success early on the job.
  • Given the nature of our business, some early morning and evening hours will be required as well as some weekend hours. At times we work with short deadlines that need to be met and this at times creates stress and tension that needs to be managed.
  • We are a family-oriented business that understands family/work-life balance issues and works to service our clients the way we want to be serviced.  We work together as a team and strive for amazing results.  The successful candidate should be comfortable in that environment and be able to excel within it.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $80,000 to $125,000, based on experience
  • Period bonuses based on performance
  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Short & Long Term Disability


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