Innovative Staff Solutions is hiring for a Staff Accountant for a client in Mattoon, IL! As a Staff Accountant, you will work with others at the firm to help implement excellent accounting service, whether assigned to tax or audit services.

This is a direct hire opportunity, working for a local firm.  If you have the skills necessary to thrive in a fast-paced environment, our client is offering a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and a wonderful career opportunity that affords growth!

Duties

  • Become familiar with the firm’s policies & procedures
  • Understand professional standards and legal requirements
  • Work towards passing the CPA exam, if haven’t already
  • Related to Financial Statement Engagements:
    • Become familiar with pronouncements of the FASB, AICPA, and when assigned to governmental engagements, the GAO and GASB
    • Become proficient at preparing financial statements
    • Obtain exposure on the types of financial statement engagements offered our client
    • Assume responsibility for unaudited financial statement engagements or segments of audits under the supervision of more experienced staff
  • Related to Tax Engagements:
    • Become familiar with pertinent IRC sections and regulations
    • Obtain a working knowledge of research techniques and the various research sources in the Firm library
    • Become proficient in the preparation of corporate individual, partnership, fiduciary, and other tax returns
    • Assume responsibility for the completion of tax returns under the supervision of more experienced staff
  • Follow up regularly with the Managers or Partners as to project status.
  • Ability to work overtime during the Tax Season, 55-60 hours/week, including Saturdays (1/15 – 4/15). Flexible schedule
  • Develop knowledge of the Clients, including their preferences of contact / communication methods
  • Ability to work under pressure of due dates, especially leading up to April 15th.
  • Maintaining professional communications with Clients
  • Have a Good Attitude & Initiative, especially as due dates approach
  • Ask questions to assist in improving processes & to learn
  • Other duties to assist the Partners or Managers, as assigned

Requirements

  • 1-5 years of Staff Accountant experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in an accounting field
  • Must be able to pass a federal and state background check and drug & alcohol screening