Senior Tax Accountant
Company: Harper & Pearson Company, P.C.
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE & TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
CPA certification process. -(Minimum 1 part taken) - CPA Licensed
3-5 years experience at a public accounting firm - required*
Straight-time over-time pay for our Staff and Senior level
Demonstrates an understanding of fundamental principles of tax
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
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
Exhibits an understanding of client's business objectives and
performs tax research with a view for alternatives to satisfy those
Works effectively with associates and superiors in analyzing
Performs complete and efficient reviews of individual and business
tax returns while providing guidance and supervision to other
Demonstrates the ability to effectively gather data from client,
audit department, and third party sources.
Demonstrates the ability to utilize computerized research
Progress towards/complete the CPA certification process. (all parts
passed required for promotion to Supervisor)
CLIENT SERVICE SATISFACTION
Develops an understanding of the client's business, including
significant tax issues.
Develops an understanding of the unique aspects of the client's
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
Provides staff with honest, objective and constructive feedback in
a timely manner.
Fosters an environment of teamwork by example, as a team
Demonstrates the ability to establish informal counseling
relationships with staff through mentoring and informal
Is accessible to staff as a sounding board for concerns and
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.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT & FIRM PROFITABILITY
Anticipates problems and issues, and keeps the in-charge/manager
informed of engagement status.
Demonstrates an ability to manage concurrent assignments to
Proactive in the bottom-line management of assigned
Assesses and maintains individual productivity (realization,
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
Exhibits effective communication and listening skills.
Begins to develop networking relationships with clients and
Actively participates in professional and community service
Displays the ability to make administrative decisions under
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