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Tax Senior Accountant

Company: UHY LLP
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Position SummaryA Senior Accountant is newly in a position of advanced technical aptitude and supervisory responsibilities.-- A Senior must be able to handle more complex assignments than the staff, begin to learn the complete process of managing all tasks regarding client work, and take a lead role in developing/reviewing the work of less experienced staff.-- The Senior role is the bridge between the staff, who are executing the client-service related tasks, and the management, who are strategizing and overseeing successful completion of efficient engagement activity and top quality client service.-- The Senior needs to be the liaison to management, and therefore needs to develop a broader scope of the business into a supervisory role.-- During this time, the Senior is expected to develop confidence with his/her role, to become fully acclimated to a supervisory position, where he/she may be in charge of the day-to-day activity on multiple engagements and/or supervising multiple team members.-- The Senior increasingly needs to be able to perform the most complex technical tasks of the engagement and work more and more with less supervision.-- Finally, to adequately prepare for manager responsibilities, the Senior needs to explore opportunities amongst various industries over time and then narrow down their industry focus.Tasks

  • Demonstrates knowledge of all technical aspects of the job, including related knowledge of necessary systems and procedures
  • Handles more complex tasks and projects within discipline/ function
  • Reviews work of less experienced staff and shares knowledge to develop staff technical skills
  • Recognizes complex technical issues, evaluates facts efficiently, and uses strategic decision-making skills to assist management in solving problems
  • Demonstrates savvy and understanding of interrelationship with other departments
  • Demonstrates advanced technical knowledge effectively through written and verbal communication.
  • Follow regulations and professional ethics of state bodies appropriate to discipline, including AICPA.
  • Keep current on all professional pronouncements.
  • Proficient in use of all technology necessary to performance execution
  • Ensures top quality client service and oversees client service performance of staff
  • Assists management in planning and managing engagement activity and follows through to achieve results
  • Recognizes needs and issues pertinent to client activity and demonstrates ownership of engagements day-to-day tasks and activities.
  • Maintains designated chargeable hours for the year (determined by Geography & Discipline leaders)
  • Appropriately manages risk and ensures quality control procedures are being executed
  • Coordinates various phases of engagement with Management
  • Builds client relationships and maintains smooth working relationship
  • Responds timely and accurately to internal team and client requests
  • Seeks new ideas and better ways of accomplishing job and company goalsSkills
    • Increasingly builds knowledge base of the Firms industry lines and service offerings
    • Solicits internal experts from which to learn and builds relationships
    • Begins to develop referral sources, which may include involvement in community, social, business, and professional organizations, as well as Alumni functions
    • Increasingly develops understanding of how to identify market opportunities; assists management in identify marketing and sales opportunities--
    • Positively represents and actively promotes the Firm
    • Participates in mentoring, training, recruiting, retention and team-building activities; effectively delegates, supervises, trains and mentors all staff
    • Provides timely input to Manager on performance reviews.
    • Assists management in motivating all staff and building morale.
    • Proactively shares knowledge and takes ownership of developing people
    • Effectively supervises staff with poise and professionalism during stressful times, especially during peak periods of client engagement and deadlines
    • Serves as a role model for the staff
    • Promotes the ideals, values, mission, and vision of the firm.
    • Conducts oneself professionally and shows respect to others at all times
    • Proactively seeks knowledge, new tasks and responsibilities
    • Cooperative and responsive to training, supervision and constructive criticism
    • Respects and embraces diversity; looks to build a One-Firm team spirit amongst staff
    • Punctually enters time and expenses to support efficient billing processes
    • Reviews & monitors staff time
    • Maintains appropriate compliance with all firm wide and local office policies and procedures
    • Promotes the most efficient operations of the Firm and supports compliance guidelines in managing othersExperience and EducationEducation
      • Minimum Bachelors degree or equivalent technology experience
      • Bachelors in Accounting (for Audit or Tax)Experience
        • 2-6 years in relevant position
        • Public accounting or other professional services environment preferredLicense / Certification
          • Must progress professionally by obtaining relevant certification as soon as possible if certification is not already attained in order to advance.
          • Must maintain required CPE credits annuallyLegal / Compliance
            • Must complete acknowledgement of Corporate Policy and Compliance Manual
            • Must complete acknowledgement of Employee Manual document
            • Must complete acknowledgement of Independence Guidelines and Ethical Standards document
            • Governmental engagements require ability to obtain a security clearance from the United States government.

Keywords: UHY LLP, Albany , Tax Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Albany, New York

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