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At gish SEIDEN, we offer a family environment and the opportunity to work with challenging and diverse clients in various industries. We believe in a culture based on teamwork and strong leadership. If you would like to work for an accounting firm that is committed to providing exceptional and professional service, then gish is the place for you!

Senior Tax Manager

gish SEIDEN has an excellent leadership opportunity for a highly-experienced tax professional. We are looking for an individual to lead our tax practice into the future. Success in this position requires deep knowledge of complex individual tax issues. In addition, expertise in trust and estate taxes is preferred.

Skills Required:

  • Understands the vision of gish SEIDEN
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Team player who utilizes internal and external talent
  • Natural ability to develop detailed processes that increase productivity
  • Gift for taking a developed project and delivering it in a value-added package to the client
  • Ability to assess current processes and recommend new processes that increase productivity
  • Strong project management skills – ability to plan and implement new tax software processes
  • Embrace new technology
  • Positive attitude
  • Patience
  • Passion for learning
  • Develop mentoring relationship with the accounting staff

Relationship to Others:

  • Works with the accounting staff as teacher, tutor and coach
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside professionals (i.e. attorneys, bankers, certified financial planners, financial and wealth advisors, insurance, pension consultants, etc.)
  • Maintain a professional relationship with clients

Role as Senior Tax Manager:

  • Perform quality review of all tax work products
  • Primary person for keeping current with tax laws and recommending tax planning opportunities
  • Analyze complicated tax issues and develop recommendations for implementation
  • Maintain the highest of professional standards for the Firm
  • Develop tax knowledge of the staff

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Primary person checking all Personal, Gift Tax, Exempt Organization, Estate, and Trust income tax returns prepared by the staff and Partners. Secondary person checking all C Corporation, S Corporation, Partnership, LLC, LLP, and Benefit Plan returns and to ensure accuracy and compliance with technical issues and completeness based on the Firm’s and government standards
  • Preparation and/or review of form 706’s
  • Monitor the tax return checking review drawers to ensure that good workflow is maintained
  • Discuss review notes with staff to teach, tutor and coach their professional knowledge and growth within the Firm
  • Lead/perform higher level tax research and consulting projects
  • Communication with the COO and Scheduler regarding client work commitments, staff assignments and upcoming deadlines
  • Responsible for developing and supporting the Firm’s learning plan
  • Approve staff prepared correspondence to Government Agencies for tax notices, etc. before Partner’s signature
  • Perform or assist Partners and staff with tax research projects
  • Conduct personal income tax interviews
  • Preparation of personal income tax returns
  • Perform or assist Partners with income tax audits

Other Responsibilities:

  • Active member of the Tax Committee
  • Recommend changes and updates to the Firm’s Accounting Manual (Tax Section)
  • Participate in tax specialist subgroups of Nexia International
  • Participate in performance reviews of accounting staff
  • Participate in staff coaching and mentoring programs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with emphasis in Accounting, Finance or other related area
  • Masters in Taxation is preferred
  • California CPA license
  • Minimum of ten years of recent professional work experience in public accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to train and develop staff
  • Demonstrated projected management skills
  • Exposure to International taxation laws is preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by Partners, Managers or peers to perform, or assist in performing, other instructions and duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

Senior Accountant

We have opportunities for senior accountants in both tax and assurance service areas. Please submit your resume to learn more about opportunities for senior accountants at gish SEIDEN.

Skills Required:

  • Understands the vision of gish SEIDEN
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Embrace new technology
  • Passion for learning
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Patience
  • Positive attitude
  • Team player

Relationship to Others:

  • Works under the direct supervision of Managers and Partners
  • Supervision of Bookkeepers, Semi-Senior, and Staff accountants
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Outside Professionals (i.e. Attorneys, Bankers, Certified Financial Planners, Financial and Wealth Advisors, Insurance, Pension Consultants, etc.)
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients

Role as a Senior Accountant:

  • Review of client’s books and records
  • Perform year-end and interim accounting
  • Year-end tax planning for business entities and individuals
  • Supervise and perform financial statement audits, reviews and compilations and/or
  • Supervise and prepare business and personal income tax returns
  • Assist Partners with consulting projects

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Performing a detailed general ledger review of clients’ accounting records
  • Preparation of interim and year-end compiled financial statements
  • Preparation of reviewed financial statements
  • Supervision of Bookkeeper and staff accountants on their day to day responsibilities
  • Performing financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Supervision of staff accountants on financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Perform tax planning for business and individual clients
  • Preparation of business and individual tax returns
  • Preparation of basic estate tax returns
  • Preparation of gift tax returns
  • Supervision of staff accountants on assigned tax return engagements
  • Correspondence with government agencies and clients
  • QuickBooks training for clients
  • Responsible for supporting the Firm’s learning plan
  • Responsible for assisting staff accountants with their professional training and development

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in performance reviews of certain accounting and bookkeeping staff
  • Participate in Firm committees and/or service areas
  • Participate in the Firm’s coaching and mentoring programs

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Accounting, Finance or other related area
  • CPA license preferred. Working toward obtaining a CPA license, if not already attained
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by Partners, Managers or peers to perform, or assist in performing, other instructions and duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

2020 Winter Internship

We are currently accepting applications for students to work part-time with us during our busy season from February – April 2020. Our team is looking for hard-working, detail-oriented accounting interns that possesses a solid understanding of accounting and tax principles. You should be collaborative, trustworthy, receptive to feedback, and eager to learn. Interns will gain valuable experience working on real clients and preparing real tax returns. Interns will also get a chance to work directly with partners, managers and staff while getting immense exposure to CPA firm life during our busiest time of the year.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completion of ACCT 350 by December 2019
  • Working towards B.S. degree in Accounting
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have reliable mode of transportation to work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work effectively on a team
  • Ability to work and multitask in a fast-paced environment

Interested candidates please complete the information below: