Staff Accountant

$58,000 to start plus outstanding company-sponsored benefits and bonuses for hours worked during tax season. Earn up to $68,000 your first year!

Elgin Area

Position Type:
Full-time | Direct-hire

Job Description:

Staff Accountant
Work for CPA Firm
$58,000 to start plus outstanding company-sponsored benefits and bonuses for hours worked during tax season
Earn up to $68,000 your first year!

As a Staff Accountant, your job duties and responsibilities will include:

- Working with business and individuals
- Learning about your client's accounting and financial planning needs
- Preparing and analyzing monthly, quarterly and annual bookkeeping and accounting data and financial reports
- Performing routine audits of financial records
- Analyzing budgets and the management of finances
- Identifying discrepancies, omissions, misinformation and overspending
- Analyzing prior-year tax returns
- Preparing business and/or personal tax returns
- Recommending fiscally advantageous methods for tax planning and tax savings
- Developing technical skills through on-the-job experience and continued learning / education
- Generating routine and ad hoc reports for management
- Performing other duties as assigned

An ideal candidate profile will include the following experience:

- A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or similar


- Eligibility to sit for the CPA Exam and the willingness to take the CPA Exam within your first year of employment

For additional information on whether you are eligible to sit for the CPA Exam, please visit: []


- Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Effective communication skills
- Analytical skills
- Strategic planning skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Problem solving skills
- Organizational skills
- Attention to detail
- Prioritization skills


- A CPA Designation +++
- At least one year of full time accounting experience +++

JobGiraffe's client is a large, local public accounting firm with multiple offices throughout Chicago and the suburbs.

Please submit your resume by using the Apply Now feature.

All resumes submitted will be reviewed based on the candidate profile listed above.

Candidates with the most relevant background will be selected first and asked to participate in a screening.

Initial screenings can be done in-person during office hours, before or after hours, by Skype or by phone if needed.

JG ID #20-1097 - Elgin, IL 60124

Relevant Skills, Experience, Industries:
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