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Senior Tax Accountant

Company: Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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. The

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 disability insurance.

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 multi-faceted role.

Your responsibilities will include:

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the tax return process and completion.

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 the firm.

Tax Planning for individuals and business entities.

Continue developing a command of pertinent IRC sections and regulations.

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 engagement.

Strive to provide a complete work product that is organized, in compliance with work flow

standards, and can be efficiently reviewed by managers and partners.

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,

department meetings.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading

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 interruptions while

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 needs.

You are highly collaborative and team oriented.

Ability to work under pressure in a deadline-oriented business.

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

Intellectually curious

Looking for a collaborative and stimulating environment

Prefers a workplace that provides an open and collaborative work environment and

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.

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