Senior Accountant

  • Classification: Full-time, Exempt
  • Reports To: Supervisors, Engagement Managers or Partners


Senior accountants can perform most engagements with little supervision. They direct and review the work of semi-seniors and staff accountants and are capable of making decisions on most accounting, tax, and auditing matters. When unusual situations arise, they present the pertinent information to the engagement manager or partner and follow their advice.


  1. Know and understand the firm’s policies and procedures.
  2. Possess sufficient technical knowledge to supervise semi-seniors and staff accountants.
  3. Develop the skills necessary to develop quality client relationships and loyalty.
  4. Continue developing a command of pertinent IRC Sections and regulations.
  5. Continue developing a command of pertinent financial statement pronouncements and regulations (SSARS, SAS, FASB, GASB, GAAP & PCAOB).
  6. Become proficient at tax, accounting, and auditing research including knowledge of the reference sources available to the firm.
  7. Possess a working knowledge of firm technology, including the use of email, and the Internet; and the use of Microsoft Word and Excel, and firm tax preparation and time and billing software.
  8. Evaluate the performance of staff accountants.
  9. Assume responsibility for the supervision of tax return preparation engagements.
  10. Develop skills to plan, coordinate, and supervise the various phases of financial statement engagements (audit, review & compilation).


  1. Perform other duties as assigned from time to time by the engagement managers or partners.


  1. Involves work in the firm’s office or on the client’s premises. Work on the client’s premises may require the use of the senior accountant’s personal car.
  2. Moderate to low overtime required throughout the year. High level of overtime may be required to complete audit and tax engagements.


  1. Senior accountants normally have one to two years of experience as a semi-senior accountant (or equivalent experience as deemed appropriate by the partners).


Senior accountants are expected to develop professionally by:

  • Participating in administrative activities such as staff evaluations, performance reviews and recruiting.
  • Working with management on in-house training programs, including CPE and other presentations.
  • Begin participation in civic events, to project the firm’s image and attract new business.
  • Representing the firm and promoting its image by attending local professional and business organization functions.
  • Learning new technology the firm introduces into the work environment.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other assignments and duties. You will be evaluated in part based on your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The firm’s management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the firm may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

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