Entry Level Tax Associate

Job Category: Students
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Irvine, CA
Department: Tax

Position Overview

The tax associate is an integral member of the tax team, becoming involved in various aspects of taxation. The tax associate is responsible for learning the fundamentals of the public accounting field. You will become familiar with the firm’s policies and procedures as well as the firm’s initiatives. The tax associate works as a team member and provides assistance within the client service team while developing technical and analytical skills.

Under leadership, a tax associate will learn and uphold the firm values, policies and procedures. You will develop sound working relationships with administrative associates, peers, and management to cultivate teamwork. You will be expected to demonstrate initiative and taking primary responsibility for achieving set goals. A mentor will be assigned to you to help in developing and achieving those goals in order to advance your career at WNDE. Lastly, you will participate in departmental and other scheduled meetings and activities.

There are various technical and client service skills that will be learned as a tax associate. First off, you will become familiar with tax codes and regulations as well as the rules, regulations, and Code of Professional Conduct of the AICPA, and pronouncements of the FASB. There will be various trainings to help enhance your knowledge with the various tax and accounting software programs. A tax associate’s primary role is to prepare individual, corporate, partnership income tax returns, and other miscellaneous tax and informational returns. Lastly, you will learn valuable skills, such as multi-tasking, communication, and how to work in a team that will help you grow in this industry.

Required Education and Skills

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting, business or related field and minimum accounting units as required for eligibility to obtain CPA license
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient time management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent research skills and analytical abilities

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