• Senior Accountant - VSH CPAs in Burlington

  • Job Description
    VSH Certified Public Accountants is a full service accounting firm, with offices in Whatcom and Skagit counties, specializing in U.S./Canada cross-border and international taxation and consulting; state and local taxation; litigation support; strategic business and transaction planning, and consulting. We’re looking for a tax senior based out of our Burlington location to help our firm grow, assist our clients, and mentor our junior staff members.
    • Demonstrate a strong general knowledge of accounting and tax theory and accurate tax and financial preparation
    • Excellent client service skills – responsive and accessible to clients
    • Organize and plan projects
    • Work closely with superiors on issues related to compliance
    • Recognize and propose alternate solutions in response to potential risks
    • Assist others in resolving problems related to systems, software and client projects
    Ideal Candidate Qualities
    • Achieved CPA designation
    • 2+ years of recent experience in public accounting
    • Strong academic background, responsible & ethical
    Technical Abilities & Responsibilities
    • Proficient in industry-specific software such as ProSystem Tax and CCH Engagement
    • Ensures that self and client service teams comply with all firm policies and standards
    • Ability to bring jobs to conclusion effectively and in a timely manner
    • Regulatory research: clearly and concisely frame issues to be researched and clearly and concisely report the analysis
    • Provide quality tax planning to clients that encompasses the clients’ full objectives
    • Organizes engagements from onset by communicating expectations and procedures with tax preparers
    • Conducts detailed reviews on returns and provides appropriate review notes and training for preparers
    Leadership & Developmental Skills
    • Demonstrate professionalism
    • Interested in self improvement
    • Demonstrate commitment to VSH and public accounting
    • Capable of effectively developing and maintaining client relationships
    • Understand expectations and meet commitments to clients
    • Possess excellent people development and delegation skills
    • Communicate confidently and persuasively with team members, clients and contacts
    Compensation and Benefits
    • Competitive salary, depending on experience
    • Flexible work schedule and hours
    • Incentive compensation for client development
    • Retirement, health and vision benefits
    VSH is the second largest local CPA firm in Bellingham and has grown to over 35 employees and two locations in the last 20 years. Our formal training and mentorship program ensure that staff receive the training, exposure and education needed to continually advance their careers. Staff at all levels interact with clients and are invited to participate in marketing and practice development. VSH is focused on providing an inclusive work environment where staff are encouraged to help shape the future of the firm through their recommendations and leadership.
    In 2014 and again in 2015, VSH was named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Washington’s Best Workplaces,” one of only 80 employers in the state of Washington. Accounting Today named VSH one of the Top 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in 2015. Additionally, in 2012 VSH was honored by being named Sustainable Connections’ Meaningful Workplace of the Year. We were recognized due to our commitment to work/life balance, promoting camaraderie among staff and overall team environment. As one staff said, “the emphasis on work/life balance keeps our team strong, healthy and real.” 
    We offer benefits including healthcare, HSA accounts, and Simple IRAs. We pride ourselves on offering flexible schedules to encourage work and life balance, knowing that balanced and well-rounded employees are the key to our success. VSH encourages its staff to join boards and participate in community organizations and programs. Staff enjoy a friendly and supportive work environment, interaction with clients, challenging and diverse tax assignments, advancement opportunities, and exceptional work/life balance.

    COVID Information - VSH follows all Washington State and CDC recommendations and requirements to keep our staff, clients and community safe. Currently, most of our employees, including this position, are remote. Post pandemic, this position will be primarily in-office. 

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