Open Position – Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

Lepper & Company, LLC, a growing private Accounting, Payroll, and Tax practice, with offices located in Ann Arbor and Pinckney, is looking for a full-time Staff Accountant. We are interested in finding a candidate who is professionally-minded, passionate about serving and actively interacting with clients, tech-savvy, and comfortable with shouldering the expectation of consistently producing high quality, accurate and timely work. If you want to use your tax and accounting knowledge to help small business owners better manage their businesses, to have the opportunity to provide a variety of professional services, and if you want to advance your career to a higher level, then this is the opportunity for you.

Successful staff accountants in our firm are humble, hungry, and smart. Being humble means you do not have an excessive ego or concerns about status. You are quick to point out the contributions of others and slow to seek attention for yourself. You share credit, emphasize team over self, and define success collectively rather than individually. Hungry means you are always looking for more. You are self-motivated and diligent about your work, such that your manager never has to push you. You constantly think about how to make improvements for clients and in the firm. Smart means you are always learning. You have common sense about people. You have good judgment and intuition about the subtleties of people dynamics and the impact of your words and actions.

Responsibilities:

Accounting

  • Review, prepare and enter client’s information into our computer software.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare adjusting journal entries.
  • Accurately prepare monthly or quarterly financial statements in a timely manner utilizing our systems and processes.
  • Pay bills for assigned clients.
  • Advise clients of payroll tax deposits, due dates, and amounts in a timely manner.
  • Transmit EFTPS batch filing meeting all deadlines.
  • Reconcile the bank statements for assigned clients.
  • Track and record asset purchases and sales and record depreciation expenses monthly.
  • Keep client files organized and in standard firm format.
  • Reconcile wage information monthly and quarterly.
  • Prepare 1099’s for assigned clients.
  • Process payroll and prepare employee paychecks.
  • Set up new clients in accounting/payroll software and process back work.
  • Prepare W-2’s for all assigned clients at year-end.

Taxes

  • Prepare individual and business tax returns.
  • Provide professional communications to clients regarding tax issues, that appropriately simplifies complex tax matters in a way that is straightforward and easy for clients to understand.
  • Ensure that all tax reporting for assigned clients is done by required deadlines. This includes payroll depository taxes and sales tax where applicable.

General

  • Represent Lepper & Company, LLC as a knowledgeable, trustworthy, ethical, and welcoming place for clients.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude and possess a deep commitment to building strong relationships, providing prompt follow-up and exceptional customer service.
  • Complies federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and actively advising clients on needed actions.
  • Adhere to privacy controls and protect firm data by keeping all information strictly confidential.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business accounting, or finance is required for this position.
  • A Certified Public Accountant or Enrolled Agent license is required for this position.
  • Must be responsible, timely, detail-oriented with excellent communication and people skills.
  • Experience with CCH products, QuickBooks Online, and other general office software and technology helpful. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate expert-level proficiency and/or have earned certifications.
  • Willing and able to support clients and teams by working in all areas of production.

Give us a call today and let’s talk about your qualifications and interests. Come grow with us.