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Experienced Tax Staff/Tax Senior - Manufacturing & Distribution

Company: Geffen Mesher & Company PC
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Description: We are Geffen Mesher, a Portland-based accounting and consulting firm that focuses on providing ongoing financial strategy, accounting and tax services for businesses and high-net-worth individuals.We serve many industries and create solutions that help our diverse clientele plan and build their financial pictures wisely. We have the strength, talent, and resources of a national firm, but offer apersonalized, local firm experience. Our integrity remains unmatched as we genuinely value our clients, and it's this exceptional standard of care that distinguishes Geffen Mesher from its peers.For more than 85 years, our focus has taken us beyond the numbers and into the lives, plans, and strategic goals of our clients. In providing professional tax, financial and business consulting, and reporting, we have successfully guided our clients through booms and busts, recessions and recoveries, with an approach and model built around the commitment of our people, decades of experience, and expertise across a wide range of industries.We need bright, motivated and energetic people to help us continue our growth. We are currently looking for a tax senior to join us on our Manufacturing and Distribution team who will exemplify our core values:* We work with Integrity* We seek lasting relationships* We provide exceptional value and quality* We foster collaborative teamwork* We promote flexibility and adaptability* We achieve excellence while having fun* We encourage growth through opportunity* We inspire creativity and innovation* We respect each other, our differences, and our shared valuesWho you areYou love delivering excellent client service, with superior results. You love working in a collaborative team, but are also comfortable digging into a project solo. As a senior, you can juggle multiple projects to a high degree of efficiency and you demonstrate proficient technical skills in a variety of tax and accounting areas. You enjoy being challenged and get excited about learning new things. You foster strong relationships with the staff who work with you on your engagements, and you are comfortable providing feedback - both positive and constructive. You want to grow your career to a manager level, or maybe even beyond that.The Nuts and BoltsCandidates at this level are CPAs or working to become a CPA, and typically have been working as an experienced staff for 3+ years. Candidates will be expected to:* Work collaboratively with all levels of staff on client engagements* Work with less experienced staff on multiple engagements simultaneously, and provide feedback on their work* Possess technical knowledge sufficient to supervise staff accountants, and evaluate their progress when appropriate* Continue to develop quality client relations, and begin to recognize opportunities to provide additional services to clients* Maintain knowledge of general economic and political trends of possible tax or other legislation that could affect the business climate, particularly as it relates to manufacturing and distribution* Have an innate curiosity about tax code sections, case law, and its application to businesses* Be proficient at tax research including the ability to draft research memorandums that clearly present the facts, the issues at hand, the conclusion and the supporting factors* Assume responsibility for the supervision and completion of routine tax return preparation engagements, including ability to set timelines, budgets and manage client expectations* Additional duties as requested. Requirements: What you need* 2 or more years' experience in general tax, preferably with at least 1 year working with* manufacturing and/or distribution clients* Strong knowledge of common book tax timing difference, such as those related to accruals, reserves, inventory and deferred revenue* Strong knowledge of fixed asset accounting and depreciation methods* Intermediate knowledge of State and Local tax concepts around nexus, apportionment and other compliance related issues* Intermediate knowledge of income tax provision concepts and calculations* Intermediate knowledge of accounting method changes -Including reparation of form 3115's* Knowledge of tax basis concepts* Intermediate understanding of business flow through entity taxation, including s-corporation and partnership tax review skills* Understanding of business flow through entity taxation, including s-corporation and partnership tax review skills* Strong analytical skills and an ability to identify and work through potential issues* Strong Excel skills* Strong research skills (RIA Checkpoint, BNA, etc.)* Strong leadership and organization skills required for multiple engagements* Strong written and verbal communications skills* A strong drive to provide exceed clients' service expectations and a drive to build trust with clients by developing relationships through in-person meetings, phone calls, and prompt responses to their requests* Ability to give and receive both positive and constructive feedback* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field; advanced degree in tax is a plus* Experience with Caseware and ProFx a plus* Certified public accountant or in the process of becoming oneBenefits and PerksOur close knit, team-centric culture is a great place to grow your career - and you don't need to live at work to do that. In addition to working reasonable hours both in and out of busy season, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, four weeks of paid time off per year, and very generous 401(K)/Profit Sharing contributions. We also offer paid parental leave for both parents, paid volunteer time, summer hour scheduling, a Dress for Your Day dress code and flexible work environment. We serve busy season meals, breakfasts, host frequent in-house socials, and have a long history of active community involvement and volunteerism.

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