The Bonadio Group

  • Experienced Assistant Accountant

    Job Locations US-NY-Amherst
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2018 12:33 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    We have a tremendous opportunity with our Healthcare/Tax-Exempt Practice group for an Experienced Assistant level.  You will work closely with the audit team to provide timely, accurate and reliable completion of client engagements.  This role requires the ability to continually learn and use new skills, and to work in a high-paced, changeable client-service environment.


    Key Objectives:

    • Become familiar with the firm’s policies and procedures.
    • Learn the rules, regulations, and code of professional conduct of the AICPA.
    • Become familiar with pronouncements of the FASB, AICPA, GAO, and GASB.
    • Prepare clear and concise working papers.
    • Prepare meaningful and well written recommendations for inclusion in client correspondence.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify issues and apply accounting principles and auditing procedures.
    • Prepare financial statements.
    • Prepare tax returns (as applicable)
    • Work independently on bookkeeping and account reconciliations both in the office and at client location (as applicable for SBA)
    • Develop positive working relationships with clients.
    • Develop an ability to effectively respond to questions from supervisors and clients.
    • Strengthen ability to actively listen and question appropriately to gain full understanding.
    • Effectively apply technology tools in assigned areas.
    • Display substantial progress toward CPA license, including passing the CPA exam as soon as possible.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the preparation of financial statements/tax returns in addition to other accounting/audit assignments.
    • Effectively apply technology tools and software in assigned areas.
    • Recognize and pro-actively support the fact that the firm is in the business of providing quality client service.
    • Anticipate problems and issues, and keep the senior/manager informed of engagement/project status.
    • Comply with firm practice management and quality control procedures and systems.
    • Develop awareness of budget constraints vs. quantity of work needed on files.
    • Contribute to fostering an environment of team work.
    • Maintain and promote ethical and firm values in conducting internal and external business compliance services, and transaction advisory services.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimal of Bachelors of Science in Accounting w/150 credit hours needed to qualify for CPA
    • CPA certification or progress towards completion
    • Computer proficiency and ability to effectively use firm technology 
    • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; i.e. client presentations, industry articles, etc.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Ability to work outside of normal business hours at peak client service delivery times
    • Desire to seek involvement in professional and community organizations

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Self-starter with the ability to handle and manage multiple priorities
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills


    • Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Our summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. 
    • The ability to work additional hours during busy season is critical, but the rest of the year, flexibility is key.

    In the fast-changing accounting industry, The Bonadio Group is always on the cutting edge of growth and innovation. Top-rated employee policies keep our workforce energized and advancing, and because of our many teams and specialty services, we offer more paths to partnership, including non-traditional arrangements. Add to that our robust training and mentoring programs, and the opportunities for growth really add up. Truly, at Bonadio, your trajectory is limitless. We are the nation’s 38th largest CPA and consulting firm, and the biggest in Upstate New York. Get on board, grow with us, and find your path to partnership. Apply today!


    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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