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Job Title: Sr. Accountant - More Sr. Accountant Jobs


Location: MI
Job Description:


Summary of Responsibilities

Performs most work assigned with a minimum of assistance. Often assists other staff 
accountants, instructs them in work to be performed, reviews the work done, and 
directs necessary revisions. Is able to make decisions on all but the most unusual 
accounting and auditing matters. When such problems arise, outlines them for the 
senior, manager, or principal and then acts on advice.

Is able to set up time budgets on jobs previously handled and can lead staff 
accountants to employ methods that will accomplish objectives timely. Displays 
professional conduct, showing confidence and ease in the presence of staff and client 
representatives.

Essential Functions

 1.	Performs diversified accounting, auditing, and tax assignments under the 
direction of supervisor, manager, and principal.
 2.	Demonstrates competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of 
professional and firm standards.
 3.	Meets time constraints and client deadlines.
 4.	Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.
 5.	Directs and instructs assistants, where applicable, in work to be performed and 
working paper review.
 6.	Prepares and indexes working papers; performs various procedures established 
under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to verify accuracy and 
validity of client's financial matters.
 7.	Performs the broadest range of accountant tasks so that direct participation of 
supervisors, managers or principals is kept to a minimum.
 8.	Prepares other reports, projects, and duties as may be assigned.
 9.	Knows and understands the reason behind the firm's policies and procedures.
10.	Possesses technical knowledge sufficient to supervise staff accountants.
11.	Begins acquiring the skills necessary to develop quality client relationships and 
loyalty.

When assigned to financial statement engagements

a.	Must have a command of GAAP, other comprehensive bases of accounting, 
unique or specialized accounting principles, and financial statement presentations.
b.	Has a thorough understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and 
common audit procedures and techniques.
c.	Assumes responsibility for efficiently supervising both audit and nonaudit 
engagements.
d.	Effectively communicates with client to receive information necessary to 
complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to client.

When assigned to tax engagements

a.	Must have a command of pertinent IRC sections and regulations.
b.	Is proficient at tax research including a knowledge of reference sources.
c.	Assumes responsibility for the supervision of tax return preparation 
engagements.

Required Experience

1.	Experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of 
auditing and accounting tasks and tax knowledge.
2.	Performs such other duties as may be assigned.





Educational Requirements

1.	Bachelor's degree in accounting, or master's degree in accounting.
2.	Minimum of 40 hours of continuing professional education is required each year.

Required Licenses, Certificates, or Knowledge

1.	Must hold a current and valid certified public accountant's license.
2.	Must be in good standing with the Texas State Board of Public Accounting or 
other state board eligible for certificate of reciprocity. Should be a member in good 
standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 
TSCPA and HSCPA.
3.	Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting and tax software 
programs.



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