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Tax Staff Accountant

mizecpas · 26 days ago
$62k+
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Mize CPAs Inc. was recently named a Top 200 Workplace for 2024 by USA Today! We are a leading regional accounting and IT firm with offices in Topeka and Overland Park, Kansas. Our firm works with clients in a number of industries and has a rapidly growing restaurant and hospitality division that serves clients nationwide.

We are looking for an in-person only Tax Staff Accountant in the Overland Park office. Full-time availability is needed, 2300 hours per year. After initial training of approximately 9 - 12 months, a hybrid-remote work schedule can be discussed.

If you are the right person for this opportunity, you will have experience preparing personal, corporate, partnership, S-corp, fiduciary, and non-profit tax returns. You should be able to make decisions on all but the most unusual tax matters.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes tax information submitted by client; advises client of questions or concerns
  • Utilize knowledge of tax regulations in order to answer clients’ questions
  • Assume overall responsibility for the completion of tax returns, exercising judgment when additional expertise may be needed from more experienced staff
  • Prepares personal, corporate, partnership, S-corp, fiduciary, and non-profit tax returns of various complexities
  • Prepares amended returns of any variety and complexity, as well as tax research projects
  • Prepares personal and business tax projections
  • Responds to tax notices of any sort and drafts required responses
  • Prepares property tax refund forms, employee benefit plan tax returns, carryback returns for NOLs, and other specialized tax returns
  • Completes S-election and requests for accounting changes, as required
  • Prepares tax accruals as may be required in preparing corporate tax returns
  • Maintains a good understanding of depreciation and depreciation computer software package to set up clients, and analyzes and understands depreciation reports
  • Ability to work hours necessary to meet deadlines for work assigned
  • Organize schedule to meet the requirements of the assignments
  • Occasional same day travel for client meetings and seminars; sometimes out of town meetings or seminars

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • In-office work through two tax seasons (fall and spring), due to the interaction necessary with trainer; amount of time required will vary based on the individual's experience and abilities
  • Individuals at this level normally have at least a bachelor's degree with major in Accounting, or other related business field; or equivalent accounting experience
  • Zero to two years' experience in tax preparation
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills
  • Proficiency in use of accounting and tax software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA-eligible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Creative problem solving ability

Benefits

Mize CPAs Inc. offers competitive salary and benefits, challenging projects, and ongoing professional development opportunities for our employees. Some of the benefits include: college degree reimbursement, 17 days of PTO and 10 paid Holidays per year, community service PTO, 401(k) match, fitness incentive, and parental leave.

Mize offers hybrid and/or remote working capabilities, upon completion of in-office training for this position.

With shareholder approval, Mize will purchase the Becker review course for individuals preparing for the CPA exam, time off to take the exam, and reimbursement for the cost of taking each part of the exam once. There is also a bonus for completing certification!

Mize strives for a work-life balance and supports career development as part of our culture. We have annual reviews with career pathing included. Because of our size and variety of industries we serve, there are opportunities for growth within the Firm.

Last updated on May 22, 2024

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