Client Accounting Services - Senior Associate

Macias Gini & O'connell LLP Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 5 days ago

Overview

Summary:

Works with the Manager or Sr. Manager to assist with the day-to-day accounting functions (GL, AP, AR, and Payroll) for clients.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Performs the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly accounting activities for the assigned client(s)

  • Identify and help solve engagement (client) technical issues, anomalies, non-routine items

  • Supervise the engagement (job) and ensures QC (technical) standards

  • Takes care of the client (meets deadlines, timely communication)

  • Develops team (prepares staff to the next level)

Essential Functions:

  • Provides accounting software implementation or upgrades, to clients and firm staff.

  • Understands individual client needs and tailors accounting set-up appropriately.

  • Provides direct reconciliation of monthly statements, monthly closing, preparation of monthly financial statements, reconciliation and maintenance of balance sheet accounts for clients.

  • Prepares financial reports, and analyses of accounts.

  • Prepares for and coordinates accounting during a client audit process.

  • Books journal entries

  • Assist tax department with tax return preparation

  • Assists with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures

  • Directs and/or prepares sales tax and annual local business tax.

  • Directs and/or prepare 1099's, W2's, and Payroll Tax Reports.

  • Maintains professional proficiency over accounting practices and various accounting software.

  • Provides technical accounting training as needed to the clients through web meetings or in person.

  • Anticipates, identifies, and resolves complex assignment issues.

  • Develop and maintain positive client relationships that drives client satisfaction

  • Exhibit strong communications skills (verbal; written; presentation) with lower level associates, management/partners, and clients.

  • Mentor and develop lower level associates by providing performance and behavior feedback via verbal discussions and/or evaluations.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides accounting software implementation or upgrades, to clients and firm staff.

  • Understands individual client needs and tailors accounting set-up appropriately.

  • Provides direct reconciliation of monthly statements, monthly closing, preparation of monthly financial statements, reconciliation and maintenance of balance sheet accounts for clients.

  • Prepares financial reports, and analyses of accounts.

  • Prepares for and coordinates accounting during a client audit process.

  • Books journal entries

  • Assist tax department with tax return preparation

  • Assists with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures

  • Directs and/or prepares sales tax and annual local business tax.

  • Directs and/or prepare 1099's, W2's, and Payroll Tax Reports.

  • Maintains professional proficiency over accounting practices and various accounting software.

  • Provides technical accounting training as needed to the clients through web meetings or in person.

  • Anticipates, identifies, and resolves complex assignment issues.

  • Develop and maintain positive client relationships that drives client satisfaction

  • Exhibit strong communications skills (verbal; written; presentation) with lower level associates, management/partners, and clients.

  • Mentor and develop lower level associates by providing performance and behavior feedback via verbal discussions and/or evaluations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office suite, Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Experience with QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Enterprise, ADP, NetSuite, Sage Intacct strongly preferred

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Ability to operate calculator, computer, and other general office equipment.

  • Feels comfortable working with a variety of computer software both desktop and cloud based

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements of processing payroll accounting transactions, Payroll returns, Business tax license, Secretary of State filing and State Board of Equalization

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Yes Working Conditions:

  • Heavy overtime during February, March, April, and Decembe

  • Works in the office 90% of the time.

  • Minimal Hazard

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field

  • 4+ years of accounting experience including GL, AP, AR, reconciliations

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Commitment to excellent client service, flexibility, and the ability to manage constantly shifting priorities

Success Factors:

  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionali

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, in Englis

  • Must be able to keep client matters strictly confidential.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skill

Description

Founded in 1987, MGO (Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP) is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the country with a staff of over 300 in offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Century City, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Woodland Hills, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, New York City, Miami and New Delhi. The firm offers a diverse array of assurance, tax, consulting, staffing, outsourcing and advisory services to clients that range from aerospace and engineering firms, to hospitals and nonprofit foundations from the largest government entities in the country, to the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.

MGO is ranked as one of the top CPA firms in the nation by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting. And the firm was awarded the 'Best of Accounting' designation in Client Satisfaction by the independent research firm, Inavero.

In addition to advancement opportunities, we offer benefit packages that may include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Parking/Transit Accounts, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and 401(k) with a company match. To find out more about MGO, visit our website at www.mgocpa.com.


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Client Accounting Services - Senior Associate

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