Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP ("MMA") is looking to add an
experienced Senior Tax Accountant
to it's team. The Senior Tax Accountant is responsible for
performing complex tax preparation, tax research and tax planning
with minimal supervision and deliver high-quality tax services.
position may provide work direction and technical guidance to
less experienced staff, and contacts clients to resolve minor tax
matters. The role performs tax planning under direct supervision
and may be assigned in-charge responsibilities.
Meet Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP
MMA is a dynamic and responsive, high-value CPA firm that serves
closely held businesses, high
net worth clients, trusts and estates, and other clients
throughout California and globally.
We hire engaged employees and support our team with hybrid work,
a robust benefits package
as well as provide numerous perks including team activities,
training, education stipends, and
support for community involvement. Additional benefits include
targeted industry compensation, 401(k) and profit-sharing,
medical/dental/vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term
This is an ideal position for a smart, motivated person who is
passionate about delivering
strategic value in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. A
focused ability to take charge and
meet tight deadlines will ensure your success in this
Your responsibilities will include:
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the tax return process
Prepare increasingly complex tax returns.
Demonstrate a well rounded knowledge of tax laws and return
preparation commensurate with
Proficient at research including reference sources available to
Tax Planning for individuals and business entities.
Continue developing a command of pertinent IRC sections and
Initiate client contact for planning and scheduling work.
Participates actively in client meetings.
Demonstrate ability to set and manage client expectations.
Demonstrate self review skills.
Develop a sense of scope and exercise good judgment.
Identify opportunities for improved performance in the next
Strive to provide a complete work product that is organized, in
compliance with work flow
standards, and can be efficiently reviewed by managers and
Demonstrate solid working knowledge of ProSystem fx
Tax, tax planning software and
Develop basic working knowledge of QuickBooks.
Establish a habit of accuracy and promptness in preparing
administrative reports and of
compliance with the Firm's administrative procedures, i.e. time
sheets, expense reports,
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational
professional publications and new regulations.
Become more involved in marketing efforts for the firm.
Meet chargeable hour goal as determined by partners (currently
1,650 for full-time staff).
Desired Skills and Experience:
Licensed CPA, or on path to being licensed.
BA in Accounting or equivalent work experience.
Three or more years of tax experience with at least one year of
mid-level compliance work.
Strong knowledge of tax accounting, tax compliance and all types
of tax returns.
Compassionate and supportive interpersonal skills.
Strong project and client specific skills to assess problems or
unusual situations and
quickly create efficient solutions.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of CCH Products (ProSystem
fx Tax, Engagement,
Client Portal, etc.).
Additional Knowledge and Skills:
Able to prioritize, multi-task, work under pressure and handle
maintaining flexibility in work assignments.
Ability to perform all the duties of the position efficiently
and effectively by oneself.
Good at meeting deadlines and solving problems.
Comfortable receiving feedback.
Ability to be flexible in response to changing priorities and
You are highly collaborative and team oriented.
Ability to work under pressure in a deadline-oriented
You work well with little direction but know when to ask for
help and keep your team
Meet Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP
Responsive, creative, high-value CPA services for closely held
businesses, high net worth
clients, trusts and estates.
Do you fit this description?
Experienced and highly motivated
Looking for a collaborative and stimulating environment
Prefers a workplace that provides an open and collaborative work
rewards thoughtful forward thinking solutions
Goes beyond ordinary compliance to provide outstanding advisory
service to clients
If so, you'd fit right in at MMA - and we'd like to
speak with you!
We take great pride in delivering the highest-quality
service and are listed as one of the Top
Ten East Bay Area accounting firms.