Internship Program

Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. is ranked in the top twenty of the largest St. Louis area Certified Public Accounting firms. We offer competitive salary and benefits and are continually recruiting exceptional professionals with experience in the areas of accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting services. If you would like to be considered for a position at Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C., please email your resume to mycareer@sjcpa.com. We look forward to speaking with you.

 

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Perks & Benefits

Orientation Period

A 12-month orientation program to help you adjust to your new workplace and the accounting field.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package with all the benefits you would expect from a national leader.

Flex Time

Work with team members to obtain work life integration.

Accounting Excellence

Being part of a respected CPA firm with high professional standards.

Professional Development

Professional development that is designed specifically for you to promote your success, as well as the firm's.

WE'RE HIRING.

Current Openings

Tax Internship Program

Tax Internship

St. Louis, MO

 

Top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm seeking college interns to join our team! We offer flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Our tax interns are completely immersed in public accounting. Interns interact with our clients and assist our team with day-to-day tasks and procedures. We offer paid internships with benefits including flexible hours to work with your schedule and the opportunity to serve many outstanding clients that are making a difference in our world. It is important to us that our interns are able to shadow our team members which will give you the opportunity to learn about our firm, our clients and the public accounting profession.

 

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Audit Internship Program

Audit Internship

St. Louis, MO

 

Top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm seeking college interns to join our team! We offer flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Our audit interns are completely immersed in public accounting. Interns interact with our clients and assist our team with day-to-day tasks and procedures. We offer paid internships with benefits including flexible hours to work with your schedule and the opportunity to serve many outstanding clients that are making a difference in our world. It is important to us that our interns are able to shadow our team members which will give you the opportunity to learn about our firm, our clients and the public accounting profession.

 

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Tax Staff Accountant

Tax Staff Accountant

St. Louis, MO

 

Top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm seeking a staff accountant for a full-time position. This is a great starting point for your career with Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. We offer flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

As a Tax Staff Accountant, under the supervision of various professionals, you will be responsible for a wide variety of tax and accounting engagements.

 

Responsibilities of a Staff Accountant:

  • Perform accounting and/or auditing functions when needed
  • Prepare amended and carryback returns for NOLs
  • Prepare personal and business tax returns of varying complexities
  • Prepare personal tax projections utilizing the BNA software package
  • Respond to tax notices of any sort and initial drafts of letters required
  • Prepare payroll tax, sales tax, property tax, and 1099 filings
  • Prepare employee benefit plan reporting returns (Form 5500 series)
  • Prepare returns of organization exempt from income tax (Form 990 series
  • Complete S-election and requests for accounting changes, as required
  • Make adjusting entries and complete trial balances to prepare tax returns
  • Contribute to the client service team by producing quality work, quick turnaround and attentive service
  • Develop an entrepreneurial approach to providing excellent client service by expanding skills
  • Maintain contacts with business peers and become involved in community activities to start a marketing network
  • Engage in ongoing personal development by participating in education opportunities such as reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations
  • Perform services within budgeted time by developing technical, time management and organization skills
  • Develop sound working relationships with administrative personnel, peers and supervisors to foster teamwork
  • Establish working relationships with client personnel involved with tax and accounting tasks to collect necessary information for completion of tax returns

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Taxation or Finance with various course work in tax and accounting
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred
  • Technical proficiency in our Firm’s tax software applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Either holds a current and valid certified public accountant’s license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam
  • Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and personal income taxes

 

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Audit Staff Accountant

Audit Staff Accountant

St. Louis, MO

 

Top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm seeking a staff accountant for a full-time position. This is a great starting point for your career with Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. We offer flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

As an Audit Staff Accountant, under general supervision you will be given a wide variety of audit and accounting assignments and engagements across various client industries. You will play an important part in the audit work performed by the firm and will work on all aspects of an audit, including but not limited to planning, execution and completion of the engagement.  You will assist with the completion of our clients’ reports and daily interaction with clients to help identify and resolve audit issues.

 

Responsibilities of a Staff Accountant:

  • Prepare clear and accurate workpapers
  • Understand financial statement risks and inter-relationships of financial statement items
  • Perform research on accounting and assurance matters, client industry and technical matters as required
  • Perform a wide range of audit and accounting procedures impacting industry-specific issues
  • Reconcile client records to trial balance, which may include analytical procedures, and perform schedule computations of prepaid, accrual, property, equipment and calculate depreciation expenses
  • Become proficient at preparing financial statements using the firm’s software programs
  • Update managers and senior managers of job status and assurance issues in timely manner
  • Understand the rules, regulations, and Code of Professional Conduct of the AICPA
  • Understand and comply with the firm’s policies and procedures
  • Understand and apply basic audit and review techniques
  • Become familiar with pronouncements of the FASB, AICPA and when assigned to governmental engagements, the GFOA and GASB

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • Ability to travel locally to serve clients 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Either holds a current and valid certified public accountant’s license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam
  • Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles

 

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Tax Senior Accountant

Tax Senior Accountant 

St. Louis, MO

 

Top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm seeking an experienced senior tax accountant for a full-time position. We offer flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

As a Senior Tax Accountant, you will perform the work assigned to you with minimal assistance and often lead a number of staff accountants. This includes, but is not limited to, instructing them in the work to be performed, reviewing the work they completed and directing necessary revisions as needed. Senior Tax Accountants should be capable of making decisions on complex tax issues. When such problems arise, you should be able to outline them for the manager or shareholder and then act on their advice.

 

We will also rely on you to set up time budgets on previously handled jobs and lead staff accountants to employ methods that will accomplish objectives in a timely manner. You should display professional conduct and show confidence and ease in the presence of staff and client representatives.

 

Responsibilities of a Tax Senior Accountant:

  • Perform technical review of selected tax returns such as, but not limited to, Corporate, Partnership, Individuals, Trust and multi state tax returns
  • Deal with more complex tax issues and prepare more complex tax returns for various types of entities
  • Prepare tax accruals and required footnote disclosures for financial statements
  • Maintain compliance with due dates and monitoring time budgets on assigned engagements
  • Prepare tax planning, estimates and become involved in planning for more complex clients
  • Direct and coordinate tax planning for less complex client situations
  • Prepare and communicate accurate and timely job status information to shareholder and manager
  • You should have excellent data retention and ability to recall technical information
  • Seek opportunities to deliver valuable potential services to clients
  • Perform diversified accounting and tax assignments under the direction of manager and shareholder
  • Develop and nurture relationships with clients and effectively communicate with clients to receive the information necessary to complete the engagement with a minimum of disruption to the client
  • Engage in ongoing personal development by participating in education opportunities such as reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations
  • Thoroughly verify information through independent research, document complicated issues and communicate source information

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • 2+ years relative work experience as a staff or senior accountant or equivalent
  • CPA license preferred or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam
  • If licensed, should be a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of accounting tasks and tax knowledge
  • Technical proficiency in our Firm’s tax software applications

 

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Audit Senior Accountant

Audit Senior Accountant 

St. Louis, MO

 

Top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm seeking an experienced senior audit accountant for a full-time position. We offer flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

As a Senior Accountant most of your work will be performed with minimal assistance. You will often lead a number of staff accountants by instructing them in the work to be performed, reviewing the work they complete and direct necessary revisions as needed. You should be able to set up time budgets on jobs previously handled and lead staff accountants to employ methods that will accomplish objectives in a timely manner. Professional conduct is important in this role. You should display confidence and ease in the presence of staff and client representatives.

 

Responsibilities of a Senior Accountant:

  • Review staff workpapers for quality and effectiveness
  • Ensure all workpapers and work areas are neat and organized
  • Supervise, plan and perform audits, reviews, compilations, and various consulting client engagements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic and moderately complex workpaper preparation
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge by bringing issues to the managers attention that indicates thoughtful insight
  • Thoroughly verify information, document complicated issues and communicate source information
  • You should be up to date on more common technical pronouncements within your own discipline (SAS and SSARS, etc.)
  • Research, develop and document more complicated accounting and auditing issues
  • You should be capable of leading moderate sized jobs and/or juggling two small engagements simultaneously
  • Review and ensure all issues identified in planning and programs have been addressed
  • Perform diversified accounting auditing assignments under the direction of a supervisor, manager and/or shareholder
  • Prepare and index working papers, perform various procedures established under Generally Accepted Auditing Principles (GAAP) to verify accuracy and validity of client financial matters
  • Review documents before the reviewer so workpapers flow logically, administrative details are finalized, numbers tie out and only technical issues remain for manager’s review
  • Begin to develop a command of GAAP, other comprehensive bases of accounting, unique or specialized accounting principles and financial statement presentations
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and common audit procedures and techniques
  • Perform a broad range of accountant tasks to keep supervisors, managers and/or shareholders time to a minimum

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • 2+ years of experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks
  • Either holds a current and valid certified public accountant’s license or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam
  • If licensed, should be a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Proficiency in use of computer accounting and tax software programs
  • Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles

 

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Tax Supervisor

Tax Supervisor 

St. Louis, MO

 

Work at a top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm conveniently located off Hwy 270 and Gravois in Sunset Hills. Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. (S&J) offers flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

As a Tax Supervisor, you will perform engagements with little supervision and be responsible for directing and reviewing the work of staff and senior tax personnel. You are expected to make decisions on most accounting and tax matters that occur. When unusual situations arise, you are responsible for presenting the pertinent information to the engagement manager or shareholder along with recommendations for action.

 

Responsibilities of a Tax Supervisor:

  • Review corporate returns, extensions and quarterly estimates
  • Possess technical knowledge sufficient to supervise, mentor and develop engagement team members
  • Possess the skills necessary to develop and maintain quality client relationships and loyalty
  • Proficient at tax, accounting, and tax research including knowledge of the reference sources available to the firm
  • Develop technical proficiency in the Firm’s tax software application
  • Evaluate the performance of staff, senior tax and business services personnel
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise the various phases of a tax engagements
  • Present and explain complex tax issues, tax returns and financial information to clients
  • Monitor in-house and external deadlines to ensure compliance
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision while managing time efficiently to meet charge hour goals
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, from time to time by the engagement manager or shareholder.
  • Ability to work independently on assigned task as well as to accept direction on given assignments

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • 2+ years relative work experience as a senior accountant or relative experience in public accounting
  • Supervisors must have at least a college undergraduate degree and must meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam
  • CPA certification preferred
  • If licensed, should be a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Ability to plan and identify problems
  • Experience in supervising the work of others, including delegation, training and development of staff and interns
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills, project management, time management, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Technical proficiency in our Firm’s tax software applications

 

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Tax Manager

Tax Manager

St. Louis, MO

 

Work at a top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm conveniently located off Hwy 270 and Gravois in Sunset Hills. Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. (S&J) offers flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

As a Tax Manager, you will be responsible for the efficient, accurate, complete and timely review and preparation of all client tax returns including individual, partnership and corporate tax returns and consolidated and multi-state returns.  You should have advanced technical skills in a variety of tax and accounting areas, along with well-developed applied management and supervisory skills.

 

Responsibilities of a Tax Manager:

  • Perform technical tax reviews of all tax returns
  • Assume full responsibility of tax accounts assigned, including being responsible for compliance with due dates and monitoring time budgets
  • Act as a resource for tax preparers and audit staff on specific tax issues and/or questions
  • Assume tax preparation responsibility for the more complex business returns and assume client service responsibility for clients
  • Assist with tax accruals and footnote disclosure for review and audit engagements
  • Manage time effectively, including the ability to manage multiple engagements at one time to meet deadlines
  • Manage staff, including their time and monitor workflow to maintain efficiency
  • Participate in tax department administrative projects
  • Demonstrate the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Identify specific tax strategies for tax planning purposes
  • Apply complex tax concepts to the preparation and review of tax returns (either business, S Corp, C Corp, Individual, Gift Tax or Trusts) including analyzing information and complex calculation of book/tax differences
  • Skilled in problem solving i.e., generate and evaluate possible solutions to problems
  • Recognize opportunities to expand or offer additional services to existing clients
  • Skilled in organizing people, projects, deadlines and work appropriately, taking the time to structure and organize the project for the team including planning and wrap up meetings
  • Dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations and requirements of internal and external clients
  • Have a solid understanding of tax laws in a wide range of areas and an understanding of the inter-relationships and the impact those have on clients
  • Maintain knowledge of general economic and political trends of possible tax or other legislation that could affect the business climate

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years of recent tax experience in public accounting or relevant experience
  • CPA License is required
  • Must be in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Experience motivating, leading, coaching and developing staff
  • Ability to organize work effectively and meet deadlines
  • Current and extensive working knowledge of tax law
  • Strong organizational skills, project management, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Technical proficiency in our Firm’s tax software applications

 

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Audit Manager

Audit Manager

St. Louis, MO

 

Work at a top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm conveniently located off Hwy 270 and Gravois in Sunset Hills. Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. (S&J) offers flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

As an Audit Manager, you are the liaison between the shareholders, the client and the professional staff and are generally responsible for all phases of an engagement. You should be able to make broad decisions in the course of your work. You must have knowledge of the general economic and political trends that could affect the business climate. Managers must have a complete understanding of the firm's philosophy and be conversant with its reports, its letters relating to matters of policy and its opinions on financial matters. You should maintain and develop expertise in the profession and bring added value to the client relationship.

 

Responsibilities of an Audit Manager:

  • Prepare client invoices
  • Manage the engagement and workflow of all client deliverables for multiple clients and engagements, including audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements
  • Prepare internal control and management letters, to minimize risk and surprises, optimize engagement economics, satisfy service objectives and meet internal and external deadlines
  • Lead the engagement planning process in terms of determining appropriate staff, timing, risk assessment, reliance on internal controls, audit or other engagement approach
  • Review engagement workpapers and related deliverables to ensure that firm and professional standards are met
  • Thoroughly research and conclude on technical matters, emerging GAAP, SAS requirements, etc.
  • Maintain steady contact with clients throughout the business year, which involves a thorough knowledge of the client and all facets of the client's business rather than mere routine attendance to immediate problems
  • Prepare engagement letters and any subsequent modifications for approval by a shareholder
  • Answer questions the client may have to gain a complete understanding of the nature and terms of an engagement, including an estimate of fees
  • Responsible for making sure the engagement letter is signed by the client and returned before the start of the engagement
  • Evaluate internal controls and work programs prepared by the staff and if necessary, revise the work program, then discuss the work program and time budget with the shareholders to obtain approval
  • Follow the progress of the work during an engagement in relation to budgeted time and scheduled dates of completion, spending as much time as possible with the client's management group, periodically reviewing the working papers as the job progresses and determine whether all phases of the engagement are being carried out properly and in the best sequence
  • Follow reports through processing, answer any questions that may arise, submit reports to the shareholder in charge for final approval and signature and supervise the distribution according to the client's instructions
  • Deal directly with the client's attorney or brokers, taxing authority agents, and other third parties
  • Develop new business for the firm and maintain its professional image in the community
  • Anticipate and resolve problems, with the shareholder's approval, as they arise and review the report drafted by staff as the engagement nears completion

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years of experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks
  • CPA license required
  • Must be a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Proficiency in use of computer accounting and tax software programs
  • Assurance leadership, guidance or supervisory experience is required
  • Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles

 

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Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper

St. Louis, MO

 

Work at a top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm conveniently located off Hwy 270 and Gravois in Sunset Hills. Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. (S&J) offers flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

As a bookkeeper, you will have direct client contact and will be responsible for the review and preparation of general ledgers, financial statements, payroll tax returns and bank reconciliations. You will be responsible for maintaining and filing requisite documents for taxation compliance, monitor cash flow and produce financial reports to assist managers in making strategic decisions.

 

Responsibilities of a Bookkeeper:

  • Review mail, email, and other communications daily for actionable items, such as checks, invoices, notices, etc. and communicate timely to team lead
  • Responsible for cash management, including cash transfers and managing cash balances
  • Enter and review client invoices in our accounting software and pay bills timely on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare wire transfers accurately and timely
  • Process records and review bank deposits into correct entities/account
  • Review and reconcile intercompany activity between multiple entities
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations timely and accurately
  • Prepare and review cash receipt and disbursement reports and send to client in a timely manner
  • Review AR Aging Report and follow up as necessary
  • Assist with preparation of financial statements
  • Assist with clients’ medical insurance reimbursements as needed
  • Prepare and assist with being the team lead of annual 1099 filings
  • Coordinate with third party payroll companies to report periodic payroll runs (as needed)
  • Review payroll tax returns prepared by payroll company to the general ledger (as needed)
  • Assist and prepare Tax & License forms such as City Business License Returns, Secretary of State Statements of Information and Business Personal Property (as needed)
  • Collaborate with team lead to prepare credit applications (mortgages, autos, etc.) (as needed)
  • Collaborate with team lead in communications with property and casualty insurance brokers (as needed)
  • Communicate with clients’ vendors to resolve billing inquiries (as needed)
  • Attend team meetings to be informed of client needs

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma is required, Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience working in Business Management
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping concepts
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks is necessary
  • Prior public accounting firm experience preferred
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Client service oriented
  • Excellent typing skills for all data entry (productivity and efficiency is a priority for this job)
  • Ability to work accurately and quickly under operational deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook

 

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Tax Researcher

Tax Researcher

St. Louis, MO

 

Work at a top 20 St. Louis CPA and advisory firm conveniently located off Hwy 270 and Gravois in Sunset Hills. Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. (S&J) offers flexibility, work-life balance, a collaborative work environment and resources for continued learning that will allow you to develop personally and professionally to help you achieve your life goals.

  

Joining our team will help you build your skills while allowing you to focus on specific industries and service areas. We provide hands-on experience, working alongside professionals of all levels. Help us deliver unmatched client service to a variety of high-profile companies and organizations. 

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

As a Tax Researcher, you will be responsible for managing the tax research and planning functions of an organization, including but not limited to researching incoming federal tax-related questions. You will analyze tax data to help minimize tax cost and comply with all present and future regulatory requirements. Tax Research Managers should have an understanding of federal tax preparation and experience working as a tax preparer.

 

Responsibilities of a Tax Researcher:

  • Knowledge of tax code, regulations, theory, and practice applicable to all areas of federal tax law
  • Ability to understand and interpret tax and regulation language
  • Ability to listen to clients and determine their needs
  • Complete tax-related research and special projects (as needed)
  • Research business license protocols
  • Research professional licenses and permits
  • Research and learn about numerous issues of federal and state tax law and procedures
  • Analyze complex tax data from various state and county websites
  • Simplify complex messaging through highlighting and summarizing key points from code of ordinances, documents and forms.
  • Communicate with various municipalities to obtain clarity and confirmation of details
  • Systematic review and update database forms, dates and notes
  • Additional ad-hoc projects (as needed)

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3+ years of experience as an accountant with experience in public accounting
  • CPA license preferred or is working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam
  • If licensed, should be a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills, project management, time management and relationship building skills
  • Technical proficiency in our Firm’s tax software applications
  • State and Local Tax experience including but not limited to, return prep, filing and conflict resolution
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and set priorities with minimum guidance
  • A passion to learn, research and resolve complex issues
  • Strong knowledge of tax rules and regulations
  • Well versed in researching across various federal, state, and local municipality websites
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex information with clarity while simplifying for non-experts

 

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