Tax Accountant – Public Accounting

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  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2021-04-16
Position: TAX ACCOUNTANT – Public Accounting

Maybe you are already familiar with tax season in a CPA firm.  Maybe you work now in tax for a CPA firm, and thrive on the pace and intensity.  You love working with outside clients and understanding their situation and making it better. Sure, the hours are tough, but at the end, you’re proud of what you do. Help clients preserve their hard-earned assets and get them in a good spot for the next year. 
You’re good with the work, deadlines, and long hours. It’s all the other stuff that bothers you.  Jockeying by others aiming for Partner. Constant demands for “more”. Missing your kid’s school and sports events.  Too much work-life imbalance is starting to make you think there might be something better for you, but you don’t want to end up in corporate cube-ville either .  Yes, there is something better.  Keep reading.

Our client is a small CPA firm in central Ohio focused on small to mid-sized businesses, not-for-profits, and individual business owners.  They’ve been around for over a half century, and has developed a reputation for trust and performance with their clients, many of whom have been with them for decades.  

They are looking for an individual to join their team as a Tax Accountant. In this role, you do all the Tax Accountant stuff such as work with small business execs and their firms, consult on tax strategies, prepare returns, make sure tax payments are made accurately and on time, etc.  Beyond that, you work with clients to help them run the organizations smoothly with a minimum of hassle from a tax reporting and compliance perspective. 

Yes, that sounds like every other Tax Accounting job out there.  What’s different about this one? It’s culture and environment.  We interviewed a couple of folks at the firm to see: 

“I like that there’s no politics here.  Everyone is open and honest, no pretenses, and no games.” 

“The Managing Partner sits just down the hall, and I see him all the time.  His door’s always open and I can just walk in and talk about a situation or ask a question.”

“It’s a real family-oriented company. If I need to take my kid to the doctor, I can do it and adjust my hours without being made to feel guilty about it.” 

“I came from a large firm where it was all about your boss making partner. Here, there are no ego’s – we all work as a team to help each other.”

“We do all sorts of team and community things, like charity golf outings and helping our not for profit clients with their events and initiatives.”

Not a typical day in cube-ville. As a matter of fact, they don’t have cubes.   


A passion for Tax Accounting and a year or more of experience focused on it.  A degree in Accounting.  Active CPA preferred, but will consider the right experience or working towards a CPA. Experience with Tax Accounting for individuals, small business, family business, S-Corps, partnerships, etc. The ability to hit the ground running for the upcoming tax season. Secondly, you’ll be in a client facing role a lot of the time, so strong interpersonal and relationship skills are key to success. The ability to dig into records and figure out ways to help the client. Adept at common software like UltraTax, Quickbooks, and Excel.

Sound like something you’d like to talk about?  Let us know by responding to this ad and sending your resume, and we’ll follow up.