Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant
Oneonta, AL
Carr, Riggs & Ingram ("CRI") regional CPA and Advisory firm is the 3rd largest CPA firm in the South and growing rapidly. CRI believes in hiring talented individuals and investing in their futures by providing opportunities for professional development and career growth while also enabling our team to maintain the work life balance they seek.
All Staff Accountants (Associates) are expected to successfully execute the following functions:
Manage time within limits of budgets and provide real-time feedback to the immediate supervising person
Direct and coach less experienced Associates
Create a quality work product by following the firm's processes and procedures
Participate in firm training courses to help develop technical training skills
Develop sound work relationships with administrative personnel, peers, supervisors and manger to foster team work
Assist supervisors and managers with special project when needed
Essential Tax Functions
Prepare individual, corporate and partnership tax returns of varying complexities
Perform services within budgeted time by developing technical, time management and organizational skills
Assist in the preparation of quarterly and year-end estimates
Draft response letter to IRS and state notices when needed
Make adjusting entries and complete a trial balance in order to prepare business returns
Perform accounting/bookkeeping functions when needed
Essential Audit Functions
Obtain an understanding of the client's business and industry as well as a working knowledge of the client's system cycles and account balances that are within the scope of specifically assigned tasks
Obtain an understanding of the work to be performed and the purpose of the work
Perform substantive and analytical auditing procedures in assigned areas
Prepare working papers which adequately document the tests performed and procedures followed to substantiate conclusions reached
Be alert to the proper and consistent application of accounting principles in performing audit procedures
Assist in the preparation of financial statement and footnotes
Identify and document control deficiencies or other matters that warrant the attention of management
1-3 years (or busy seasons) within a public accounting firm
Have completed all requirements to be able to sit for the CPA exam
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational and analytical abilities
Ability to work well in a team environment
CRI possesses National Strength - technical expertise equivalent to many national firms - grown from Southern Roots - an acknowledgement of our dedication to client service, respect, and integrity delivered with hospitality. CRI has offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. You may learn more about each of our locations by visiting www.cricpa.com

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