Accounting Associate – Chicago

Vrakas CPAs + Advisors is one of the largest independent CPA firms in the Midwest. We are looking for an Accounting Associate to join our team in downtown Chicago.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter looking to blaze a career path at their own pace. A key player who will help take our firm to the next level. We are not just filling a job, but providing a fantastic career opportunity. We encourage and support involvement with our clients’ businesses from all team members. This allows you to develop as a business advisor at the same time you gain valuable accounting and leadership skills.

Responsibilities & Opportunities

  • Gain hands-on experience and training in assisting our clients with the preparation of their monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Assist in the preparation of various annual tax returns including corporate, partnership, and individual returns as well as other federal and state filings
  • In conjunction with the preparation of these returns, Accounting Associates will develop experience on a variety of tax planning and research projects
  • Complete special projects at the requests of our clients in support of their financial reporting needs
  • Gain hands-on experience and training in various areas, working with our clients who compete in a wide variety of industries
  • Numerous opportunities to work directly with partners, managers, and other members of the Vrakas team
  • Work directly with our clients and their owners
  • Work in an environment structured around providing personalized learning opportunities for all team members so that everyone is able to have a positive and beneficial experience
  • Enjoy friendships, social activities, and team outings and encourage a work-life balance


Successful candidates will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • 1-4 years’ experience in Accounting; public accounting experience a plus
  • CPA certification or candidate for CPA certification
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel in various industries
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and collaboration skills
  • Integrity within a professional environment
  • Motivated to learn, proactive, organized
  • Experience in Bookkeeping, QuickBooks Online or Sage is a plus

Aggressive compensation potential, commensurate on past performance and experience; 401K, profit sharing, comprehensive insurance benefits portfolio, vacation, PTO, and more. For more information about our benefits, visit our Culture & Benefits page under the Career’s tab.

Vrakas is fiercely independent and steadfast in its desire to remain one of the largest locally-owned CPA firms in Wisconsin and surrounding markets. To learn more about the position, apply below or contact our Director of Talent, Tara Tomter at


Job Category: Student Opportunities
Job Type: 2023 Start Full Time
Job Location: Chicago - IL
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