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Staff Accountant

Company: Bregante + Company LLP
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Staff AccountantLocations: Novato, Pleasanton, or San FranciscoReports to: Seniors, Managers, PartnersFLSA: Exempt POSITION SUMMARY: As a Staff Accountant with Bregante + Company LLP you will expand your knowledge of accounting and tax through meaningful participation on a wide variety of engagements. Working directly with seniors, managers and partners, you will provide accounting assistance to existing clients, assist in the preparation of various tax returns and related workpapers, and be involved with tax consulting and planning. This will include performing tax research, along with the examination, review and compilation of financial statements. As you gain experience, you will have opportunities to work on more complex assignments and to achieve greater responsibilities in a collaborative working environment. This position can be the starting point in your career, the Firm and the profession! ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Accounting & Financial Statements

  • Assist with data entry for the preparation of financial statements
  • Gain exposure to business clients and the public accounting industry
  • Review client balance sheets and income statements for accuracy
  • Develop an understanding of GAAP accounting
  • Become familiar with the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct, generally accepted auditing standards, and other accounting standards, including GAAP accounting
  • Identify, assess, and inform senior staff members of audit related issues Tax
    • Become proficient in the preparation of corporate, individual, partnership, fiduciary, and other tax returns prepared by the firm
    • Assume responsibility for the completion of tax returns under the guidance of more experienced staff.
    • Obtain a working knowledge of a wide variety of software
    • Develop skills in conducting tax research, and increase knowledge of federal and state tax laws
    • Organize and maintain tax workpapers, client data and files
    • Demonstrate ability to manage your time and projects, and increase skills in prioritization and communication KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: As a Staff Accountant with Bregante + Company LLP, having the following knowledge, skills and abilities will give you the best chance to succeed in this position:
      • High level of basic accounting training, such as a Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting or finance
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
      • Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality in handling sensitive information
      • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team
      • A self-starter who is curious and not afraid to ask questions
      • Efficient with the ability to follow instructions, while maintaining strong attention to detail
      • Strong analytical, critical thinking and organizational skills
      • Above-average proficiency in Office 365; particularly Word and Excel
      • Comfortable with learning new technology MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: To be considered as a Staff Accountant candidate for Bregante + Company LLP, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
        • Bachelor's Degree with a major or concentration in accounting, tax, or related field
        • 1+ years of accounting experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education (i.e. internship, VITA etc.). Tax preparation experience is a plus.
        • Computer literate with demonstrated high level of proficiency with Office 365, particularly Word and Excel
        • Hold a current and valid CPA license, or have completed the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exams and be working toward obtaining the license
        • Applicant will be required to submit to a criminal background check upon receipt of a conditional offer *Consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the California Fair Chance Act WHY BREGANTE + COMPANY LLP? At Bregante + Company LLP (BCo) we offer our employees the opportunity to grow and succeed in today's fast-paced and multi-faceted world of public accounting and business advisory, while also appreciating that you are an individual with personal interests, goals and responsibilities. We are large enough to offer our clients the breadth of services, resources, and expertise needed in today's complex business environment, yet small enough to give our employees the professional development and personal mentorship opportunities they deserve. We are committed to helping every employee develop to his/her fullest potential. We offer highly competitive salaries and a relaxed and enjoyable working atmosphere., Full-time regular employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package designed to promote a work/life balance that is suited to your individual needs. In additional to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD insurance, and AD&D insurance, BCo is pleased to offer a host of FLEX benefits to assist in balancing work/life, including remote working opportunities, flexible hours, commuter assistance and generous PTO offerings. Our employees also enjoy workplace social activities, busy-season lunches, 10 annual paid holidays, several firm-wide events throughout the year, bonuses for referring new clients and new employees, gym membership reimbursement, CPA exam preparation course reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, charitable giving matching, and opportunities for both individual and team community service This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship

Keywords: Bregante + Company LLP, San Francisco , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , San Francisco, California

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