Tax Preparer

Duluth, Minnesota
Accounting & Auditing
Job Type
US$ 45,000 - US$ 70,000 per year, $45k - 70k per year + none
Ref. Number
Kvale, Sarah, Spherion
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Job Description

We are looking for highly motivated, hardworking, and responsible tax preparers for local accounting firm in Duluth with a location in Cloquet. This local company is in the process of growing to multiple locations and needs 2-3 tax preparers to help with increasing workload, new clients, and the upcoming tax season. The company is more casual and laid-back than your typical accounting firm and wants candidates that are willing to grow with the company and are planning to work towards their Enrolled Agent or other relevant certifications. The position is full-time, but overtime is expected during the busy tax season as needed.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
--Prepare and review personal and business tax returns
--Respond to client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate and professional manner
--Prepare and review client correspondence, letters, e-mail, etc.
--Resolve IRS & State letters
--Tax Planning for business clients
--Plan and schedule engagement fieldwork with clients
--Communicate proactively with clients and other employees on important matters in a timely manner
--Participate in training, continuing education, direction, motivation and feedback with other employees
--Participate in networking events and organizations
--Maintain confidentiality of all customer data
--Use of CRM to track all client contact and data
--Prepare and complete sales tasks and prepare quotes
--Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
--Explain billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients

Working hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

--Enrolled Agent or working towards EA certification preferred
--2+ years of job related experience
--Accounting experience working with privately held businesses
--Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
--QuickBooks experience
--ProSeries software experience
Skills and Abilities:
--Strong communication skills both in writing and verbally
--Sales and marketing experience
--Customer relations
--Account management
--Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks needed to be done in a timely manner
--Strong computer skills
--Attention to detail
--Self-motivated "think on your feet" when working and a "can do" approach

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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