Certified Public Accountant


Job Description

A local CPA firm with over 30 years in the WNY market is seeking an experienced CPA. Due to the retirement plan of the senior partners of the firm, this position has the potential to develop into an equity position in the firm within 2 – 3 years for the right candidate. Our growing client base is geographically located in Erie, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties. Presently, the team consists of nine professionals and three support staff. Along with “traditional” accounting and auditing functions, our firm also offers a wide range of tax and fiscal management advisory services. The firm has great opportunities for expansion.


Minimum Requirements:

• CPA license a must
• 5 years working in a CPA firm – prefer smaller / regional experience
• Ability to present to C-level executives
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to participate in managerial financial presentations



• Compensative salary and bonus program
• Health Insurance
• Two weeks vacation at start


Essential Job Functions:

• Perform and oversee compilations and reviews
• Perform and oversee audits of government, small business, and non-profit entities
• Perform duties related to bookkeeping, tax returns, and financial planning
• Ensure efficiency of the firm’s procedures for a multitude of engagements
• Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
• Maintain a high standard of excellence while providing quality service and meeting deadlines
• Willingness to become involved with the community and help build clientele (firm image)
• Comply with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies


Other Skills/Abilities:



• Work with a variety of clients and staff at all levels
• Provide employee and client confidentiality and treat employees with respect at all times



• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to read/comprehend and write simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
• Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization



• Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Effectively deal with issues arising while managing multiple projects simultaneously
• Strong, effective negotiation and analytical skills • Strong time management, organizational, and multitasking skills  Technical
• Working knowledge of Windows XP, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), and Adobe products
• Proficiency in tax software: Creative Solutions Accounting, ProSeries (Tax and Fixed Assets), UltraTax (Tax and Fixed Assets), and QuickBooks.


Mandatory Skills/Qualifications:

CPA license, accounting, auditing, tax preparation, small business advisor, personal financial planner, tax advisor, management advisor, strong communication skills, personable, reporting skills, deadline-oriented, reporting research results, SFAS rules, confidentiality, time management, data entry management, general math skills