Tax Accountant

Brenner, LLP Salem , OR 97301

Posted 3 weeks ago

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.

Primary 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.


Life at Brenner

We love what we do, and it shows in the enjoyable office environment we have created. Work alongside people who are passionate about the future of public accounting, and value the contributions of every member of the team. We want our staff to be happy and healthy both inside and outside the office, and have developed a company culture that reinforces that mantra.

In addition to competitive compensation packages, Brenner offers the following benefits:

Health & wellness
Health insurance is made available to all full-time employees at no cost. Many of our staff use sit/stand desks, and our break room is stocked with fresh produce during tax season.

Paid time off
All staff members receive three weeks paid time off per year, plus comp time for overtime worked. Professional staff earned an average of 9.8 weeks combined PTO and comp time in 2017. Staff are also allowed to cash out comp time at their discretion.

Retirement planning
Brenner matches up to 4% of 401(k) deferrals, in addition to a discretionary profit sharing contribution.

Flexible work scheduling
Most positions allow for hands-off, flexible work scheduling.

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Tax Accountant

Brenner, LLP