Tax and Audit Associate – Kenosha Office

Job Description

Great clients mean nothing without great employees. At Vrakas CPAs + Advisors, our fast-paced, rapidly growing Kenosha office offers unique employment opportunities. We aim to provide a fantastic career opportunity while giving you the tools and guidance to take the next steps in your career.

As one of the largest independent CPA firms in southeastern Wisconsin, Vrakas CPAs + Advisors is looking for an associate to join our team in our newly renovated Kenosha office. Get the opportunity to work with many great clients while helping them reach their desired financial goals and outcomes.

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Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner
  • Establish and maintain effective client relationships through regular communications, including on-site visits
  • Develop technical competency and provide assistance to clients
  • Participate in continuing professional education programs
  • Serve as a trusted business advisor for clients and associates
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities in processes to enhance efficiency, recognize potential issues and/or opportunities in engagements and discuss with engagement leaders
  • Prepare individual, corporate, partnership, and other types of tax returns
  • Complete tax research and special projects as needed
  • Prepare estimated quarterly and extension tax payments
  • Gain experience, exposure, and knowledge of tax procedures and reporting
  • Perform a wide range of work as part of assurance teams, including audits, reviews, compilations and special projects in accordance with firm and professional standards and as directed by engagement leaders
  • Communicate with engagement leaders regarding open items, testing problems, or other important matters in a timely manner
  • Prepare (or review client prepared) financial statements and footnotes, management reports, and other engagement outputs
  • Develop technical competency with GAAP and accounting procedures, especially related to assigned product line

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office products
  • General knowledge of accounting principles and/or regulations
  • Willingness to learn new skills and programs
  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for doing impactful work, professionalism, integrity and dependability
  • Eligible to sit for the CPA exam or the intention to continue to pursue required educational requirements to become eligible
  • Integrity in a professional environment

 

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