Tax Accountant
Red Wing, MN Tax
Job Type

We are growing!  Come Join the Smith Schafer Team!

Flexible work arrangements!  Shorter summer hours!  Paid professional development! Awesome benefits!

The culture at our firm can be summed up in a single word - TEAMWORK!  92% of our team says their manager and/or supervisor helps them to learn and grow and 95% of our team said they feel included at Smith Schafer.  

Job Summary:

The Tax Accountant is responsible for preparing individual and business tax returns and providing support to senior accountants, supervisors, managers and principals, which includes assisting with tax planning, reviewing, and understanding financial statements, small business accounting, and researching technical tax issues. This position will need understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications and apply independent thought processes when working on special projects. A person in this role will need to prioritize their workflow to meet multiple deadlines. This person is expected to work efficiently and adapt to changes in schedules and work hours.

Key Responsibilities for the Tax Accountant:

  • Prepares individual and business tax returns.
  • Assists with tax planning.
  • Prepares compiled financial statements.
  • Works in team environment with principals, managers and staff.
  • Understands and effectively uses current tax and accounting software applications when completing engagements.
  • Handles sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Researches technical tax issues.

Required Qualifications for the Tax Accountant: 

  • One year of similar accounting experience or administrative support experience in a financial organization.
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of prioritization and exceptional attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Accounting for relate field, or BA/BS in Accounting or related field
  • Previously worked in a CPA firm.
  • Experience with ProSystems Tax Preparation software and QuickBooks.
  • Customer-service oriented, demonstrated by the following attributes: proactive, observant, knowledgeable and reliable.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly.

Smith Schafer is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer