Job Title: Sr. Accountant -
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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