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Tax Associate

Company: Whitley Penn
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

How We Work:

Whitley Penn has become one of the most distinguished and fastest growing public accounting firms by providing exceptional service that reaches far beyond traditional accounting. We believe in working in collaborative teams with an emphasis on an open-door policy and encouraging entrepreneurial thinking. We learn, innovate, and succeed by sharing knowledge, embracing diversity, and working together. We are all part of the same family and each person matters. We are more than just a job.

How Will You Make an Impact?

  • Participate on client engagements where you will develop an understanding of the entire tax preparation process and gain real-world accounting and business knowledge.
  • Prepare tax returns, quarterly estimates, extensions, and year-end projections.
  • Research and propose solutions to tax questions.
  • Learn to communicate and proactively work with clients to build trust-based relationships and gather information needed to conduct assignments in an organized and efficient way.
  • Learn how engagement budgets connect to firm financial results and how to manage your personal billable hours to engagement budgets.
  • Develop knowledge of the firm, including its professional capabilities.
  • Participate in community organizations/events through volunteer and networking opportunities.
  • Participate in professional development and training sessions throughout the year.
  • Participate in the firm's annual performance management and goal setting process.

    How Will You Get Here?

    • 0-2 years of experience in public accounting
    • Bachelor's in Accounting or Masters preferred
    • CPA or CPA eligible
    • A professional appearance and demeanor
    • Basic knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and other official tax laws, regulations, and guidance.
    • A positive attitude, eagerness to learn and acquire new skills and knowledge.
    • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
    • A strong work ethic, detail oriented, strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; responsible and self-motivated.
    • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    • Ability to work respectfully and productively with diverse individuals in a variety of roles.

      Why Should You Apply?

      • Career Path with Growth Opportunity
      • Technical & Professional Development Plans
      • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
      • Health & Wellness Program
      • Flexible Time Away for Exempt Team Members
      • Generous PTO for Non-Exempt Team Members
      • 401(k)
      • Paid Parental Leave
      • CPA Exam Passing Bonus & Reimbursement for Exam Fees

        Whitley Penn is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to on age, race, creed, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Whitley Penn is a participant in E-Verify please follow the link to review disclosure notifications: All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Whitley Penn, Austin , Tax Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Austin, Texas

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