Who are we
Geffen Mesher & Company, P.C. is one of Portland's largest locally owned accounting firms: serving clients in the Northwest for more than 85 years. Our success has a lot to do with how we serve our clients and how we treat our people. We are a growing dynamic and progressive firm, seeking accounting professionals with our same passion for excellence and commitment to relationships. We are seeking a full-time candidate for this remote position.
Success looks like:
You can juggle multiple projects to a high degree of efficiency, and you demonstrate proficient technical skills in a variety of tax and accounting areas. You love working in a collaborative team but are also comfortable digging into a project solo. You enjoy being challenged and get excited about learning new things. You foster strong relationships with the staff who work with you on your engagements, and you are comfortable providing feedback - both positive and constructive. You'll help business leaders look around corners, go beyond the numbers, do something different by developing rapport with clients and making a difference. Whether you intend to specialize or would rather gain exposure across many service lines, you won't be limited at Geffen Mesher. We'll encourage you to explore diverse opportunities to find your focus and thrive in your chosen career.
What you bring:
Your work will include, but not limited to:
Proficient at tax research including the ability to draft research memorandums that clearly present the facts, the issues at hand, the conclusion, and the supporting factors.
Assume responsibility for the supervision and completion of routine tax return preparation engagements, including ability to set timelines, budgets and manage client expectations.
Work collaboratively with all levels of staff on client engagements while also providing support and feedback for less experienced staff.
Possess technical knowledge sufficient to supervise staff accountants, and evaluate their progress when appropriate
Have an innate curiosity about tax code sections, case law, and its application to businesses.
Understanding of business flow through entity taxation, including s-corporation and partnership tax review skills.
Maintain professional and effective communication with clients and begin to recognize opportunities to provide additional services to clients.
Assist with all aspects of the annual tax compliance for business and individual clients including planning, projections, extensions, responses to tax notices, research, drafting client memorandum, and calculating quarterly estimated payments.
Adhere to the core values and standards of the organization.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or combination of like education; advanced degree in Tax is a plus
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or IRS Enrolled Agent (EA), or in the process of becoming one
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Fluency in English language
3+ years' experience in a public accounting firm
2 or more years' experience in general tax, preferably with at least 1 year working with manufacturing and/or distribution clients
Experience with Caseware and ProFx software a plus
Strong knowledge of common book tax timing difference, such as those related to accruals, reserves, inventory, and deferred revenue
Strong knowledge of fixed asset accounting and depreciation methods
Intermediate knowledge of State and Local tax concepts around nexus, apportionment and other compliance related issues
Intermediate knowledge of income tax provision concepts and calculations
Intermediate knowledge of accounting method changes -Including reparation of form 3115's
Benefits and Perks
Geffen Mesher offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, four weeks of paid time off per year, and very generous 401(K)/Profit Sharing contributions. We also offer paid parental leave for both parents, paid volunteer time, summer hour scheduling, a Dress for Your Day dress code and flexible work environment. We serve busy season meals, breakfasts, host frequent in-house socials, and have a long history of active community involvement and volunteerism.
Geffen Mesher is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.
To protect the interests of all parties, Geffen Mesher will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to the Firm, including unsolicited resumes sent to the Firm mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to the Firm's employees, or to the Firm's resume database will be considered property of Geffen Mesher. The Firm will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. The Firm will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This also includes partial resumes, candidate profiles, and candidate details or information.