Are you pretty dang smart, love working with people but feel like you're not in the right environment? Maybe looking for something with more vibrancy and opportunity alongside happy, hardworking teammates that APPRECIATE one another?
If you roll up your sleeves and care deeply about your work and are looking for others that do the same, we have a solid opportunity for you.
Due to natural growth and an upcoming acquisition our firm is searching for the next CPA to join our ranks.
Certified Public Accountant
Our locally owned CPA firm is growing organically and through acquisition and we need help serving our wonderful clients. With over 1400 clients and two locations we offer the opportunity and environment of a modern firm but have the camaraderie of a small firm. Enjoy our brand new office in trendy Northampton, while using the best technology to serve your favorite locally owned business or individual take control of their money so they can live better. We do this by offering advisory, tax, accounting and coaching to our clients, developing lasting relationships through thick and thin. We are dedicated to living and serving those in our hometowns, being loyal teammates and serious about our careers.
This is a full time position that reports directly to the partners of the firm and is based in our Northampton, Mass location. Flexible schedule and partial remote working available. Tax season OT is required but has sweet perks like lots of summer time off!
The mission of our CPA is to take excellent care of our clients and play a leadership role in our firm. There’s a saying “heavy is the head that wears the crown”, becoming a senior leader requires hard-work, dedication, top-notch morals and loyalty to our clients, team and company. This role is ideal for someone who is serious about their career, loves local community, doesn’t jive with large corporate stuffiness, and thrives on seeing the direct impact your hands-on work produces. The CPA will be given (and responsible) for managing their own client base. We are acquiring a local firm and need your help to take lead on these new client relationships. It’s imperative that you garner trust and confidence in your willingness to serve and ability to handle responsibility.
If hierarchy is limiting you, there is plenty of variety and room for growth at OnaWay.
• Manage client relationships
• Prepare individual, business & nonprofit income tax returns
• Prepare compilation & review financial statements
• Review tax returns and financial statements prepared by junior teammates
• Have the heart of a teacher and enjoy training and overseeing junior teammates
• Assist clients in developing or improving accounting procedures (usually with Quickbooks)
• Go-to for sales tax issues
• Tax planning
• Learn and grow your tax & accounting knowledge in an ever changing environment and keep the team informed
• Business valuation assistance
• Work with Managing Partner on firm improvements
• Firm advocate: bring in new business and take lead on potential new client inquiries
Knowledge: The CPA will have serious technical brainpower and the ability to communicate in an easy to understand manner to both clients and the team in the areas of tax and accounting. Radical change in our profession demands a thirst for knowledge, keeping up to date is crucial.
Quality Communication: The CPA must be an excellent communicator, in both written and oral form. Part of OnaWay’s success is that we are personable. This is not a behind the scenes number crunching job. While that’s part of our days, communicating takes up a large and important part. Public accounting is fast paced, you’ll be required to keep track of the status of multiple open jobs and follow-up in a respectful, appropriate manner keeping the job moving along.
High Level of Discretion: Since our CPA will regularly work with confidential information, discretion and sensitivity is a must. You will know these local clients, keeping their privacy safe is paramount.
Anticipating Needs: We want to wow our clients. In order to do that we need to strive to anticipate needs and eliminate friction whenever possible. This means you know how to stay five steps ahead and work with your teammates to deliver timely, quality, informative client outreach education.
Affinity for Technology: Our CPA will be technologically savvy and not intimidated by learning new technology. We have the best accounting software money can buy in a fully virtual setup and seek at all times to enhance our technology. Proficiency in the following tech platforms is ideal: Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks, Thomson Reuters accounting and tax programs (UltraTax, WorkpaperCS, PracticeCS, FixedAssetCS and FileCabinet).
Education: CPA license & accounting degree required
Experience: 7+ years public accounting experience in tax
Job Type: Full Time, salary. Benefits include: health insurance, company paid ST/LT disability & life insurance, SimpleIRA with 3% match, bonus potential, generous PTO, flex schedule, partial remote work potential
Start Date: Fall 2020
Bonus: $2,500 sign on bonus after 6 months of successful employment and plans to stay on long-term
To apply, please submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Cover letter and PDF of your resume
2. Tell us why serving people matters to you
3. Standouts will record a short video telling us whatever you think makes you the ONE!
OnaWay, LLC is a local, woman owned business.