• Senior Associate - Private Accounting Solutions - Chicago

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(8/10/2018 10:32 AM)
  • Overview

    Best-in-class service, stewardship, independence, seamlessness, and transparency – these are the five core values that define the talented professionals at Andersen Tax. We are committed to hiring highly motivated individuals who desire to enhance their career and make a distinct impact. Andersen Tax is one of the largest independent tax firms in the United States, providing a wide range of tax, valuation, financial advisory, and related consulting services to individuals, commercial clients, and alternative investment funds. Andersen Tax is the founding member of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms with over 3,500 professionals worldwide. In the U.S., Andersen Tax has more than 1,000 personnel located in 19 cities across the country. Our team of top advisors has extensive backgrounds in international accounting firms, law firms, IRS, and state taxing authorities. We demonstrate our commitment to our people through programs like our Women’s, Veterans’, and Diversity initiatives, which allow us to maintain both a positive and supportive work environment. We aim to be the benchmark for quality in our industry and serve as the standard by which other firms are measured.


    At Andersen Tax, we offer a rewarding career path for exceptional and motivated individuals. From the moment your employment begins, you will be exposed to a wide variety of projects that will give you the opportunity to stand out and make a difference. Additionally, due to our favorable Managing Director to Associate ratio, you will receive significant hands-on mentoring from our senior professionals who are invested in your growth and development. We foster an environment based on learning and allow our employees to grow through hands-on work experience, participation in local office and national training programs, and strong mentoring relationships. Through our sustained growth and best-in-class service, we can offer substantial long-term career opportunities and the tools you need to become an emerging leader. If you want to be a part of a growing and exciting organization, then consider your opportunities with Andersen Tax – a name from the past, a firm for the future.


    Please view our website at www.andersentax.com for additional information on Andersen Tax.


    Andersen Tax offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, professional accreditation assistance, and other employee incentives.


    Our Private Accounting Solutions (PAS) group provides private outsourced accounting services, financial administration, advice and technical support to high net worth individuals and family offices of all sizes. This group interfaces with our Tax Teams who consult with clients on various tax and planning matters and are responsible for preparing client tax returns.


    The PAS Accounting Associate will collaborate with PAS team members in serving a variety of clients in a holistic manner. Clients range from ultra-high net worth individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, investment entities, business entities, charitable organizations and private foundations. The PAS Senior Associate will report to Senior Management PAS team members and oversee the work of Junior Associates and Paraprofessionals.


    Primary responsibilities will include:

    • Review accounts payable transactions and respective entries in accounting software;
    • Assist with cash management and other various bill-pay functions;
    • Prepare ledgers, P&L statements and Balance Sheets for end of period accounting;
    • Maintain and analyze necessary schedules and reconciliations to support financial statements;
    • Supervise and develop staff and act as point of reference to junior staff regarding day-to-day bookkeeping tasks;
    • Recognize accounting issues and propose corrective entries;
    • Develop strong rapport with client contacts, vendors and other service providers;
    • Interact with multiple clients and client personnel in a professional and positive manner. 

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting;
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience;
    • Experience managing and reviewing the work of staff;
    • Initiate and respond to opportunities in a fast-paced environment;
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
    • Strong attentions to detail;
    • QuickBooks experience required;
    • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Excel;
    • Excellent Communication, presentation and documentation;
    • Ability to interact with and gain the respect of all levels of internal and client personnel; and
    • CPA desirable but not mandatory. 

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


    Andersen Tax welcomes and encourages workforce diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation (including gender identity and gender expression), mental disability, physical disability, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), age, marital status, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or regulations. All qualified individuals, including those with criminal histories, will be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. Additionally, we make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.




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