Senior Associate - Private Accounting Solutions - Chicago

9 months ago


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 has a worldwide presence through the member firms and collaborating firms of Andersen Global. 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, the 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.

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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.



Private Accounting Solutions (PAS) Senior Associates participate in the planning and consulting process for a variety of clients, including executives, entrepreneurs and business entities. Senior Associates oversee the work of PAS Associates, providing guidance on complex accounting and financial reporting issues, identifying financial-related issues and performing accounting research with written conclusions. Senior Associates responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the daily accounting and monthly, quarterly financial close and reporting process across multiple engagements
  • Review the work product of Associates on various engagements
  • Mentor and develop Associates 
  • Assist Managers in identifying and researching various client issues and regularly communicate with clients
  • Develop and document and accounting policies, procedures and work papers to strengthen internal controls
  • Client communication which includes reply to questions, provide information and ensure timely follow-up
  • Liaise with Managers to improve operational efficiency

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related degree and/or advanced degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience, preferably in public accounting
  • CPA or in process desired

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Must possess strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team player and promote a cooperative work atmosphere
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to interact with and gain the respect of all levels of internal and client personnel
  • Possess excellent understanding and knowledge of US GAAP and Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting
  • Initiative to seek out opportunities in a fast-paced environment
  • Efficient in problem solving and decision making
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software including QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including vlookup and pivot tables

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


Andersen Tax is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits each and every form of unlawful employment discrimination as delineated by federal, state or local law. Andersen Tax welcomes and encourages workforce diversity.




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