Staff Accountant, June 2018 or September 2018

US-ID-Idaho Falls
Job ID
2017-1863
Category
Entry-Level/Internships

Overview

Are you looking to build a career as an accountant in a top 20 public accounting firms in the country? Wipfli is currently seeking staff accountants to join our team! Our staff accountants participate in a rotational program that allows them the opportunity to experience several different industries and types of work within the first few years of employment. We work with our associates to become industry experts in order to best serve our clients that leads to a fulfilling career. 

 

Go Beyond the Ordinary. Join Wipfli LLP.

We are excited that you made the decision to consider joining Wipfli LLP. In doing so, you’ve decided to go beyond the ordinary public accounting and consulting firm. We hope that you find, in Wipfli LLP, the firm where you will meet all of your goals and aspirations in life and work. Guided by our mission statement, “To contribute to the success of our associates and clients”, we will contribute to your development of technical and soft skills, so you can ensure our clients are successful.

 

Since 1930, we have grown to be a thriving national firm, with a local presence, and subject matter experts of a large firm. We will help our associates and clients -- and perhaps you -- thrive. All along, the Wipfli Way has guided us in making our associates and clients successful, and creating a culture that values relationships.

 

As we begin our relationship with you, we look forward to learning how we can help turn your ideas into realities, and how you will turn the challenges of our clients into opportunities for their success.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner
  • Establish and maintain effective client relationships through regular communications, including on-site visits
  • Adhere to prescribed budgets and deadlines
  • Develop technical competency and provide assistance to clients
  • Participate in continuing professional education programs
  • Serve as a trusted business advisor for clients and associates
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities in processes to enhance efficiency, recognize potential issues and/or opportunities in engagements and discuss with engagement leader
  • Use data analysis skills to discover useful information and patterns to provide support in recommendations

Tax Specific:

  • Prepare individual, business and fiduciary tax returns and projections in accordance with firm and professional standards as directed by engagement leaders
  • Understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications
  • Research tax related issues and other related financial reports
  • Perform a limited number of tax return interviews as needed

Audit Specific:

  • Perform audit, review, and compliance testing procedures in accordance with firm and professional standards and as directed by engagement leaders
  • Communicate with engagement leaders regarding open items, testing problems, or other important matters in a timely manner
  • Prepare (or review client prepared) financial statements and footnotes, management reports, and other engagement outputs
  • Develop technical competency with GAAP and accounting procedures, especially related to assigned product line

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Accounting (completion of corporate or individual taxation class is required)
  • Above average competency in accounting as demonstrated by college GPA; Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Working towards eligibility to sit for CPA exam upon graduation (150 credits)
  • Preferred coursework in Data Analytics or Big Data
  • Ability to think independently and make good decisions based on education and experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with clients and staff
  • Ability to prioritize work, follow through on requests, take initiative and meet deadlines

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

 

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