SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position reports directly to the Outsourcing Supervisors, Managers & Partners and provides accounting assistance to the firm’s clients, as well as other managers in the firm. The Outsourcing Accountant will also work with a variety of staff in other departments on a regular basis.
- Become familiar with the firm’s policies and procedures.
- Understand the rules, requirements, code of conduct and standards of the AICPA, and the authoritative literature established by the FASB, GASB, and the PCAOB.
- Obtain a working knowledge of tax and accounting research techniques and the various research sources in the firm library.
- Possess a thorough understanding of GAAP, tax, cash, and accrual basis financial statements and their differences.
- Obtain a working knowledge of all the technology used throughout the firm.
- Become proficient in various Accounting software programs of the firm’s clients.
- Maintain continuing education courses that relate directly to specific industries and job tasks.
- Possess the ability to multi-task and manage various client appointments and responsibilities, simultaneously, while meeting all client and firm deadlines.
- Assume responsibility for client servicing and displaying the skill set to meet clients’ needs.
- Lead and direct clients in the coordination of their day-to-day accounting tasks.
- Conduct himself/herself with the highest level of professionalism at both the client location, as well as in the firm.
- Perform other duties as assigned from time to time by the Senior Accountants, Engagement Managers, or Engagement Partners. This requires that Outsourcing Accountants have exposure to compilation, reviews, audits and tax preparation.
- 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 staff member’s personal car.
- Outsourcing Accountants must have at least three years experience of general accounting.
Outsourcing Accountants are expected to develop professionally by:
- Passing the CPA exam.
- Participating in continuing professional education.
- Accepting additional responsibility.
- 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.