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Accounting Experienced Staff or Light Senior

Why Windes?

Since 1926, Windes’ focus has been on doing the right thing. Our long standing reputation is built on our guiding principles of integrity, independence, continued improvements, and professional excellence. We are regularly recognized as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. At Windes, we concentrate on recruiting and retaining the best people. We realize that our people are our greatest asset and we will provide you with the training, coaching, and professional development opportunities you need to be successful and excel in our profession.

Responsibilities

As an experienced accounting associate, you will be a valuable member on several diverse engagement teams. You will continue to grow your accounting knowledge with on-the-job technical training, using leading technology, as you collaborate daily in a dynamic team environment.

Qualifications

  • Experience with financial statement preparation, review, and analytics
  • Knowledgeable with reconciliations, A/R and A/P management
  • Knowledgeable and capable of working in both the financial statements and detailed general ledger
  • Strong command of assessing the need for and booking of AJEs using cash or accrual accounting methods
  • Experience in sales tax, payroll and Forms 1099

Required Education and Experience:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or Business or equivalent on-the-job experience
  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • Strong analytical, technical, and research skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of various accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, Sage, Xero, NetSuite, Bill.com, MS Dynamics 365, etc.)
  • Strong experience with PC based Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Adobe, PowerPoint
  • Willing to work in the office and at various local client offices as needed, and ability to quickly adapt to changing client and business dynamics

To Apply:

Email your résumé to Eileen Harris at eharris@windes.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Audit & Assurance Senior

Why Windes?

Since 1926, Windes’ focus has been on doing the right thing. Our long standing reputation is built on our guiding principles of integrity, independence, continued improvements, and professional excellence. We are regularly recognized as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. At Windes, we concentrate on recruiting and retaining the best people. We realize that our people are our greatest asset and we will provide you with the training, coaching, and professional development opportunities you need to be successful and excel in our profession.

Responsibilities

As an Audit and Assurance Senior, you will be a valuable team member in our audit practice serving an array of industries including manufacturing, trade and transportation, not for profits, ERISA, construction and professional service organizations.  A Senior’s focus is interfacing with clients, running multiple engagements, supervising and training less experienced staff, assigning tasks and running jobs, planning and coordinating engagements, performing detailed reviews of staff work, and presenting reviewed financial statements to a Manager or Partner.  Seniors will effectively communicate with all levels of engagement and client management and demonstrate a good understanding of the client’s financial information systems, operations and industries. Seniors take responsibility for overall engagement planning and job administration.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field
  • Strong academic track record
  • 2-3+ years relevant experience
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills

Preferred:

  • All 4 parts of CPA exam completed
  • CPA license

To Apply:

Email your résumé to Eileen Harris at eharris@windes.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Marketing Associate

Why Windes?

Since 1926, Windes’ focus has been on doing the right thing. Our long standing reputation is built on our guiding principles of integrity, independence, continued improvements, and professional excellence. We are regularly recognized as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. At Windes, we concentrate on recruiting and retaining the best people. We realize that our people are our greatest asset and we will provide you with the training, coaching, and professional development opportunities you need to be successful and excel in our profession.

Responsibilities

The Marketing Associate will support and help execute marketing initiatives for the firm’s Advisory Services and other areas as needed.

Qualifications

  • Participates in creating brand awareness through advertising and social media. Includes social post creation, posting, monitoring, reporting, and ad buys.
  • Responsible for creating paid social media marketing campaigns.•Supports website initiatives and helps with SEO work and digital reporting.
  • Coordinates and implements marketing communication projects, events, sponsorships.
  • Arranges presentations using marketing resource materials such as brochures, data, slides photographs, and reports.•Assists with online meetings/webinars, video editing, transcriptions, proofing, writing, content development, website postings, and graphic design work.•Prepares reports on the status of various initiatives.
  • Assist with business development initiatives (includes lead follow-up, scheduling, lead distribution, lead management, and lead communication).
  • Participates in firm events when applicable.•Helps develop new contacts for the firm’s database.•Supports administrative needs of the advisory and marketing teams.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing preferred. Others include Business, Communications, or similar.
  • Possesses strong general knowledge of social media marketing. Brand knowledge desired.
  • Has strong general knowledge and understanding of SEO.
  • Must possess strong project management skills and be resourceful.
  • Two to four years of experience is desired.
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems is a plus.
  • Proficient in all basic Microsoft software.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects a plus.
  • Experience with WordPress, HTML, Publisher, InDesign, and Dreamweaver a plus.

To Apply:

Email your résumé to Eileen Harris at eharris@windes.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

SALT Manager

Why Windes?

Since 1926, Windes’ focus has been on doing the right thing. Our long standing reputation is built on our guiding principles of integrity, independence, continued improvements, and professional excellence. We are regularly recognized as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. At Windes, we concentrate on recruiting and retaining the best people. We realize that our people are our greatest asset and we will provide you with the training, coaching, and professional development opportunities you need to be successful and excel in our profession.

Position:

Candidate will assist our clients in competing and succeeding by staying up-to-date on the ever-changing, complex state and local tax rules. Candidate will specialize in solutions that span income tax, indirect tax, property tax, and tax controversy matters. Candidate will provide state and local tax consulting services on transactions, including due diligence, structuring and related services. Candidate will assist with the growth of this practice in the marketplace and across the firm. Candidate will participate and lead in business development and growth in State and Local Tax practice and provide leadership, management and supervision over professional staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; emphasis in accounting, finance or related field preferred; Master’s Degree in taxation or JD/LLM preferred
  • CPA, bar membership or equivalent credential required
  • Minimum of 7 years of related tax experience required; public accounting experience preferred
  • Previous experience performing tax research and providing technical advice on state and local tax issues required
  • Ideal candidate excels in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Previous experience handling multiple engagements simultaneously, while providing leadership and management over professional staff required
  • Experience in state and local government revenue department a plus
  • Experience with multi-state income, sales/use, gross receipts, property, employment or other miscellaneous state and local taxes a plus
  • Prior success in leading key business development, project delivery and practice development activities preferred
  • Demonstrate success to the firm around practice development, having an established network, and willingness to participate in various market activities, such as industry presentations, webcasts, professional networking events, etc.
  • Experience in serving mid-market clients preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter and have experience in managing multiple client engagements
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

To Apply:

Email your résumé to Eileen Harris at eharris@windes.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Senior Tax Manager/Director – Nonprofit

We are seeking a Nonprofit Senior Tax Manager or Director in either our Long Beach or Irvine office.

Position Requirements:

  • Desire to become a tax partner in the Not-For-Profit area at a leading regional CPA firm
  • CPA/ MBT (MST) or CPA/JD/ LLM
  • More than seven years of professional experience, with predominant and most recent experience at regional, national or Big 4 CPA firm
  • Reviewed or performed compliance on at least 50 not-for-profit returns (Forms 990/990-PF)
  • Reviewed or performed compliance on numerous unrelated business income tax returns (Forms 990-T)
  • Experience consulting with not-for-profit management regarding exemption applications, various tax and management issues
  • Progressive record of promotion
  • Successful in developing and mentoring staff toward promotion
  • Experience defending clients in IRS audits
  • Record of success in developing relationships within firm
  • Experience with software pertaining to not-for-profit returns

 Project Challenges:

 First Year:

  • Ability to successfully take over from practice partner the day-to-day management of firm’s not-for-profit tax practice which includes 100 – 150 returns
  • Develop and mentor staff to permit increased delegation of duties
  • Run various not-for-profit tax engagements as needed

 Long Term:

  • Develop relationships with and earn sufficient respect from staff, peers and partners to warrant promotion to partner
  • Gain sufficient expertise within not-for-profit practice to become technical expert
  • Demonstrate sufficient success in business development with new and existing clients to justify admission into partnership
  • Develop community and professional relationships through participation/leadership in civic organizations and professional associations

To Apply:

Email your résumé to Eileen Harris at eharris@windes.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Tax Experienced Staff/Senior

Why Windes?

Since 1926, Windes’ focus has been on doing the right thing. Our long standing reputation is built on our guiding principles of integrity, independence, continued improvements, and professional excellence. We are regularly recognized as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. At Windes, we concentrate on recruiting and retaining the best people. We realize that our people are our greatest asset and we will provide you with the training, coaching, and professional development opportunities you need to be successful and excel in our profession.

Responsibilities

As an experienced tax associate/senior, you will be a valuable member on several diverse engagement teams. Daily tasks may include the preparation and/or review of business, individual, trust and/or non-profit tax returns, as well as research of tax regulations and tax planning projects. You will continue to grow your accounting knowledge with on-the-job technical training, using leading technology, as you collaborate daily in a dynamic team environment. As you progress in your career, you will begin to develop relationships with clients and begin building a contact network of referral sources and prospects. You will be presented opportunities for strategic tax planning and further client collaboration. As an experienced team member, you will supervise and train other tax associates.

Qualifications

Required:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field
  • Strong academic track record
  • 2-5 years relevant experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ProSystem fx
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills

Preferred:

  • CPA License preferred

To Apply:

Email your résumé to Eileen Harris at eharris@windes.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Tax Manager

Why Windes?

Since 1926, Windes’ focus has been on doing the right thing. Our long standing reputation is built on our guiding principles of integrity, independence, continued improvements, and professional excellence. We are regularly recognized as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. At Windes, we concentrate on recruiting and retaining the best people. We realize that our people are our greatest asset and we will provide you with the training, coaching, and professional development opportunities you need to be successful and excel in our profession.

Responsibilities

You will demonstrate strong technical knowledge of individual, partnership, and corporate tax planning, consulting and compliance. You shall work as part of a multi-disciplinary team helping to provide industry knowledge and experiences.  You shall manage a portfolio of clients of varying size and scope and act as the point of contact for clients.  You shall ensure the client is presented with a technically-accurate and high-quality product representative of the firm’s commitment to excellent client service. You shall mentor, supervise and train tax staff and seniors through guidance and coaching. You shall also develop community and professional relationships through participation and leadership in civic organizations and professional associations.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field
  • CPA License
  • 6+ years relevant experience
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ProSystem fx
  • Experience in supervising, mentoring and coaching staff

To Apply:

Email your résumé to Eileen Harris at eharris@windes.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Tax Senior – Estate and Trust

Why Windes?

Since 1926, Windes’ focus has been on doing the right thing. Our long standing reputation is built on our guiding principles of integrity, independence, continued improvements, and professional excellence. We are regularly recognized as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today. At Windes, we concentrate on recruiting and retaining the best people. We realize that our people are our greatest asset and we will provide you with the training, coaching, and professional development opportunities you need to be successful and excel in our profession.

Position Requirements:

  • CPA or JD preferred
  • More than four years of professional experience, with predominant and most recent experience at regional, national or Big 4 CPA firm
  • Reviewed or performed compliance on at least 10 estate tax returns
  • Reviewed or performed compliance on numerous fiduciary income tax returns
  • Interpreted wills and trusts pertaining to estate and fiduciary income tax returns
  • Experience defending clients in IRS audits
  • Experience with software pertaining to estate tax returns, estate planning, trust accounting and income tax returns

To Apply:

Email your résumé to Eileen Harris at eharris@windes.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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Windes Roster Benefits

We encourage and pay for individuals to attend internal and external training, continuing professional education courses, and enrollment in MS, MBT, or MBA programs.

Outstanding performance is recognized throughout the year with gift cards for employees who go above and beyond expectations. We also sponsor team-building events and recognize exceptional employees with our annual Excellence Program Awards.

Sharing our success with others is important to us and we are committed to the causes that enrich the lives of others. We are proud to donate time and resources to many of the charitable organizations that truly make a difference in our communities.

We work hard, but taking time out to have fun and build relationships is also a significant part of our culture. Company events include an annual costume bowling tournament, holiday party, and end-of-tax-season party.

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For more information about working at Windes, email Eileen.

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