Senior Accountant (Tax)

Wipfli LLP
Great Falls, Montana, United States
USD 24.51 - 33.17 per hour
29 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Job role
Accountant, Tax
Experience level
Qualified accountant

At Wipfli, people count

Our people are core to everything we do - the catalyst behind our ability to create exceptional impact and extraordinary results.

We believe in flexibility. We focus on relationships. We encourage each individual to follow their own path. And we seek feedback openly, from all.

People matter here and they feel it.

And we value curiosity. Curious is more than a personality trait. It's a way of thinking. Of learning. Of working.

There's purpose in this wonder. It makes us better. It makes us Wipfli.

If you want to be in an environment where you can make a difference - and make a professional home - Wipfli is the place for you.

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  • Respond to client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner.
  • Prepare and review client correspondence, letters, e-mail, etc.
  • Plan and schedule engagement fieldwork with clients and firm resources.
  • Perform detailed reviews of workpapers completed by other associates.
  • Communicate proactively with clients, engagement leaders, and tax associates regarding open items, testing problems, or other important matters in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and review financial statements and footnotes, management reports, executive reports, and other requested deliverables.
  • Establish and monitor engagement time budgets.
  • Provide training, direction, motivation, feedback, and supervision to staff accountants.

Tax Specific:
  • Prepare individual, business and fiduciary tax returns and projections in accordance with firm and professional standards as directed by engagement leaders
  • Understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications
  • Research tax related issues and other related financial reports
Additional Responsibilities
  • Develop enhanced technical competency and industry specific expertise through CPE, firm/industry group events, webinars, etc.
  • Prepare and review tax-related information to include tax provisions, depreciation schedules, property tax returns, etc.
  • Perform client billing.
  • Interface with multi-disciplined client service teams for account planning.
  • Perform/participate in inventory observations as needed.
  • Assist with staff performance evaluations.
  • Research and communicate with client and firm personnel regarding complex accounting matters.
  • Actively participate in community activities and organizations to develop and maintain positive business relationships with community leaders and members.
  • Actively participate in firm sponsored events for assigned product line clients and prospects.


  • Bachelors degree in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CPA required
  • 2-3 years of experience in a public accounting firm
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work effectively
  • Ability to balance many projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure and time deadlines
  • Ability to analyze data and recommend solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Our recruiting team will guide you through our evaluation and interviewing process. We will communicate an update on your status as soon as possible. The recruiting team member guiding you through this process is Jane Welch, and you can find her on LinkedIN Here. She is based in our Chicago, IL office and looks forward to guiding you through this process.

Wipfli supports Equal Pay for all. In addition, in the State of Montana, we are committed to Equal Pay for Women in accordance with Executive Order 12-2016. The pay range for this role is $51,000 - $69,000

Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.