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Tax Accountant

Taxation Department
Full-time on-site
Salem, Oregon
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Our tax accountants make up the core of our tax preparation staff. This team is primarily responsible for the completion of federal & state individual, business, exempt & fiduciary tax returns. Tax accountants work closely with senior tax staff to ensure the accurate completion of workpapers and returns. Brenner provides staff with industry-leading tax preparation & research software to ensure you have all the necessary tools at your disposal, and are able to keep up with the changing tax law.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare income tax returns from end-to-end, proactively requesting additional information and researching tax matters when necessary.
  • Work with tax review staff to make continued improvements upon areas of weakness.
  • Build upon your technical tax knowledge, and develop specific expertise as needed.
  • Develop internal relationships to foster a culture of collaboration.
  • Provide exceptional client service when called upon.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of tax write-up experience.
  • Exceptional written & oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills & attention to detail.
  • Able to manage priorities when simultaneously managing several projects.
  • Able to clearly & concisely summarize potential hazards and incomplete information during the tax preparation process.
  • Familiar with modern accounting tools such as Quickbooks.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Able to work overtime during tax season as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of tax write-up experience.
  • Experience in a paperless work environment.
  • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat, or a similar PDF manipulation software.
  • Familiar with cloud-based accounting programs.
  • Familiar with Lacerte tax preparation software.
  • Familiar with CCH Engagement, and the Engagement Trial Balance utility.
  • Experience working directly with clients, requesting additional information, and providing client support.