Tax Associate - Fall 2020

Cbiz, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions: 2019 America's Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes, 2019 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE, 2019 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, and one of the Top 101 highest scoring companies in the country for Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources.

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are together ranked as one of the top providers of accounting services in the United States. With more than 35 offices and more than 2,000 professionals, we serve the country's growing mid-market public and private businesses. MHM provides high quality audit and attest services while closely associated CBIZ provides all other accounting, tax and consulting services.

CBIZ & MHM are devoted to providing you with a challenging, motivating environment to guide your success in this profession. Training is provided through the Associate Professional Development (APD) program which is specifically designed to build on the foundations of your college studies to develop advanced accounting knowledge. In this program, you will benefit from:

  • National level training resources and technology

  • Development of leadership and networking skills

  • Exposure to multiple clients within diverse industries

  • Mentoring by Managers & Directors

  • Connecting personal success with CBIZ & MHM success

The Audit and Tax Associate works as a member of the Client Services group and gets to experience both the tax department (CBIZ) and the audit department (MHM) in providing outstanding service to our valued clients. This position performs many of the duties of an entry level accountant including working directly with corporate clients, under the supervision of upper level management.

Essential Functions & Primary Duties:

  • Gain an understanding and assist in planning multiple audit assignments for MHM in Real Estate, Construction, Nonprofit, Manufacturing and many more industries.

  • Prepare and review federal and state tax returns for CBIZ for partnerships, C corporations, S corporations and individuals.

  • Develop tax compliance knowledge and assist with IRS audits, tax notice response, trust returns, gift and estate returns.

  • Execute solid understanding of accounting and auditing principles, quality control standards and technology implementation procedures relative to individual client assignments.

  • Participate in client assignments from beginning to end.

  • Identify and communicate audit issues, technical matters and improvement opportunities with senior associates, managers and partners to resolve client issues discovered during the audit process.

  • Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with all levels of client staff to increase customer satisfaction and to strengthen client relationships.

  • Pledge to provide exceptional service to every client by providing individual attention, responsiveness and commitment to understanding their goals and needs.

  • Maintain and comply with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct.

  • Assist with training and mentoring junior associates and interns on audit methodology.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in Accounting, Taxation or related field preferred.

  • CPA eligible; desire to obtain certification is required.

  • Internship experience in accounting or related field preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, research and audit project management skills, including knowledge of GAAP, Taxation compliance, codes and regulations and GAAS rules, procedures and standards.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally.

  • Ability to multi-task, think independently and problem solve in a results driven team oriented environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Strong computer and technical skills including, Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, intranet and audit software.

  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs.

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