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Junior Accountants a Great Career Awaits! We're Hiring

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Junior Accountants a Great Career Awaits! We're Hiring

Embarking on your first exciting steps into public accounting? We've stood exactly where you stand and let us tell you it's a ride full of hard-work and sacrifices but the rewards are so much more than you can imagine. 

If you want to find a great company to grow with for the long-haul and job hopping makes you feel slightly ill, OnaWay just might be your home away from home.

JUNIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Company Overview
Our locally owned CPA firm is growing organically and through acquisition and we need help serving our wonderful clients. With over 1300 clients and two locations we have the coziness of a small firm but offer the opportunity and environment of a modern firm. Enjoy our brand new office in trendy Northampton, while using the best technology money can buy 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.


Position Overview
This is a full time position that reports directly to the partners of the firm and is based in our Northampton, Mass location. Nontax season hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 with the potential for flexibility. Overtime is required from February through April 15th. Working hard during busy season has a sweet perk, like Friday’s off all summer!


Mission
The mission of the Junior Accountant is to help get work done. You’ll work side by side with the senior members of our team aiding them in a multitude of duties in the tax and accounting departments. We want someone who loves to learn, is super organized and understands that the quality of their work is a demonstration of how much they care, so they show up each and every time.


The Junior Accountant will be a key asset to the firm by taking on responsibilities currently on other team members thus allowing for even greater client service.
There is plenty of variety and room for growth in this position as tasks assigned can vary from week to week based on the team’s needs and the needs of the business. The most important responsibility of the Junior Accountant is to ensure that projects are completed with a high level of efficiency, confidentiality, accuracy, flexibility, and positivity in order to support the initiatives of the team and our clients. If you can do that, there’s no limit what you can do here!


Responsibilities
• Prepare individual income tax returns
• Prepare business entity workpapers and income tax returns
• Prepare nonprofit workpapers and income tax returns
• Prepare compilation and review workpapers and financial statements
• Prepare bookkeeping and payroll
• File sales tax returns
• Assist with tax planning
• Learn and grow your tax & accounting knowledge in an ever changing environment


Proficiencies
Knowledge: The Junior Accountant will have a high attention to detail, accuracy, and organization including using their existing accounting experience to provide informed and responsive support to the team and clients.


Quality Communication: The Junior Accountant must be an excellent communicator, in both written and oral form. This includes proficiency in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You must also be able to track communication (and be very responsive) across multiple channels without losing any details. Must have the ability 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 Junior Accountant will regularly work with confidential information, discretion and sensitivity is a must. Team Player: In addition to working directly with the team, the Junior Accountant will also work with our clients. They’ll need to be able to collaborate and communicate well with everyone, maintaining a can-do spirit and not complaining, making excuses or gossiping. We need you to portray confidence when working with our clients.


Anticipating Needs: As a part of our commitment to enabling our team to serve our company and clients at the top of their game, our Junior Accountant will strive to anticipate needs and eliminate friction whenever possible. This means you know how to stay five steps ahead of your team, clearing the path for them to make their greatest contribution. Isn’t that what you’d want done for you?


Affinity for Technology: Our Junior Accountant 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).

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Accounting degree required
Experience: working in a professional office setting, any public accounting experience is a plus
Job Type: Full Time, salary (with killer benefits)
Start Date: Flexible
Bonus: $1,000 sign on bonus after 6 months of successful employment and plans to stay on long-term

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply, please submit the following via email to shana@theonaway.com:
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.

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