Tax Preparer

Media, PA

Posted: 11/21/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Accounting Job Number: 629

Primary Purpose of Position:

The primary function of this position is to assist with the preparation of Federal, State and local tax returns and perform tax, bookkeeping and accounting functions for a Tax practice. Seasonal position primarily January 15 – April 15th and some in September/October. 3 – 4 days per week.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Handles tax return preparation and data entry assisting attorneys/CPA for the firm. Firm uses ProSeries tax software.
  • Reviews prior year tax returns and handles data entry of current year information provided by client for tax year.
  • Emails necessary notes to Attorneys.
  • Scans and assembles final tax returns and transfers to a records maintenance system.
  • Enters information into clients’ software systems.
  • Must have good understanding of taxes.
  • Prepares and reviews income tax returns for individuals and related entities including LLCs, partnerships, trusts, quarterly estimated income tax projections and estimated tax payments, and other tax and financial analysis.
  • May perform tax research and serve as a source to paralegals and attorneys for tax planning issues.
  • Keep up-to-date on current tax laws involving individuals and related entities and inform clients of relevant tax developments.
  • Performs bookkeeping and accounting functions.

Position Specifications:
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience. Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting/Business/Tax preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 or more years’ experience in accounting, tax and administration.
  • Requires skills and experience in bookkeeping, accounting, law firm, ProSeries tax software, QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Products.
  • Requires experience in a law or other professional service firm environment.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent computer/technology skills.

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