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Senior Tax Accountant

Company: Harper & Pearson Company, P.C.
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Harper & Pearson Company was founded in 1962 and celebrates 59 years in business this year, located in the Galleria Area. Harper & Pearson is a mid-market, full-service CPA Firm with under 100 employees. Our client base is mostly local as we have a long-standing reputation in the Houston area and our clients range from financial institutions, to healthcare, non-profit/government, private equity, audit & assurance, consulting & outsourcing, entrepreneurial advisory, forensics & litigation accounting, tax employee benefit plan audits, high net worth individuals and everything in between.

Harper Pearson is built around empowering talented, driven people with the tools and opportunities they need to grow-whether mid-career professionals or recent graduates. Whatever your specialization or aspiration within the field of accounting, Harper Pearson puts you alongside some of the most experienced and dedicated professionals in the business. All within an environment of support and inclusion.

There are around 138,000 accounting firms in the United States. That's why Harper Pearson works hard to compete for today's top talent. We honor our employees through competitive compensation, personal development and the chance to make a real impact for the firm and its clients.

You've worked hard to get here. Go with a firm that honors your talent by giving you the opportunities you deserve!

We are looking for an Experienced Tax Senior and our ideal candidate is expected to have a broad base knowledge with all types of returns, and being able to complete multiple returns from start to finish - individual returns, partnership returns, corporate returns and trusts. Also, having some international tax experience is a plus.

CPA certification process. -(Minimum 1 part taken) - CPA Licensed Preferred!*
3-5 years experience at a public accounting firm - required*
Straight-time over-time pay for our Staff and Senior level positions!!***
Demonstrates an understanding of fundamental principles of tax law.
Exhibits an understanding of the levels of authorities, legal precedents, rulings, and regulations.
Effectively applies tax knowledge to individual returns and less complex business returns.
Exhibits a desire to understand business transactions and related issues.
Provides research support to a transaction review process.
Demonstrates an ability to prepare individual and business tax returns on a timely and efficient basis.
Prepares a completed and organized tax file including appropriate supporting documentation for the tax return.
Exhibits an understanding of computer system used in tax preparation process.
Exhibits an understanding of client's business objectives and performs tax research with a view for alternatives to satisfy those objectives.
Works effectively with associates and superiors in analyzing business transactions.
Performs complete and efficient reviews of individual and business tax returns while providing guidance and supervision to other staff.
Demonstrates the ability to effectively gather data from client, audit department, and third party sources.
Demonstrates the ability to utilize computerized research program.
Progress towards/complete the CPA certification process. (all parts passed required for promotion to Supervisor)

Develops an understanding of the client's business, including significant tax issues.
Develops an understanding of the unique aspects of the client's industry (niche).
Demonstrates and proactively supports the Firm's commitment to providing quality client service.
Reveals a good understanding of the Firm's full range of client services by suggesting those to clients, when appropriate.
Develops positive working relationships with all clients.

Demonstrates effective and appropriate delegation of work to staff.
Provides staff with honest, objective and constructive feedback in a timely manner.
Fosters an environment of teamwork by example, as a team leader.
Demonstrates the ability to establish informal counseling relationships with staff through mentoring and informal coaching.
Is accessible to staff as a sounding board for concerns and questions.
Serves as a role model to staff and peers.
Willingly participates in the recruitment of new staff by referring and/or interviewing candidates when appropriate.

Anticipates problems and issues, and keeps the in-charge/manager informed of engagement status.
Demonstrates an ability to manage concurrent assignments to successful completion.
Proactive in the bottom-line management of assigned engagements.
Assesses and maintains individual productivity (realization, chargeability, etc.)
Demonstrates an awareness of new business opportunities, such as cross-selling other services to clients.
Complies with Firm practice management procedures and systems.
Begins to develop the attributes of an effective and competent "Ambassador of the Firm".

Displays executive presence, business acumen, and professionalism.
Exhibits effective communication and listening skills.
Begins to develop networking relationships with clients and non-clients.
Actively participates in professional and community service organizations.
Displays the ability to make administrative decisions under pressure.

Keywords: Harper & Pearson Company, P.C., Houston , Senior Tax Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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