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Tax Senior Hawaii

Company: HiAccounting (A Division of The Hawaii Group)
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:


Tax Senior
Type: Full-time
Experience: Mid-level
Functions: Tax Planning, Tax Preparation and Review
Reports To:Director of Tax Services
Location: Honolulu, HI
Compensation: Salary
FLSA Status: ExemptCOMPANY DESCRIPTIONHiAccounting is a locally staffed outsourced accounting and tax firms serving small to medium sized businesses. Our team of accounting and tax professionals work together on multiple clients in various industries. HiAccounting is a division of The Hawaii Group, Hawaii's leading business process outsourcing firm. We strongly believe in working personally and directly with our clients, connecting through HiGroup's core principles of integrity, transparency, and dedicated client service.POSITION SUMMARYHiAccounting is seeking a Tax Senior to join its tax division. The Tax Senior is primarily responsible for managing the client service experience and deliverables including income tax returns and research memos. The Tax Senior should be self-driven, passionate and client service focused - serving as a role model to junior staff.The Tax Senior reports to the Senior Tax Manager of HiAccounting.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


  • Deliver best-in-class customer service to clients and employees at all times, with an emphasis on being proactive, responsive, professional, and accurate.
  • Understands assigned client's business and industry and works closely with management to have a full understanding of client's service needs.
  • Ability to have new client interviews and develop a scope-of-work proposal and engagement letter. Able to work with management to set engagement budgets.
  • Develops relationships with client and takes part in client events.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with client's employees, and co-workers to promote a quality service image
  • Communicate with client personnel to request information necessary for the preparation of tax returns, to update clients on the status of their project and for general customer service reasons
  • Teach entry level accountants company policies & procedures for preparing tax workpapers and tax returns.
  • Ability to manage a large number of clients and client projects. Prioritizes work and communicates with clients on the status of their projects.
  • Deadline driven and completes tasks in a timely manner.
  • Prepare/review tax source documents needed to properly support all types of tax returns
  • Prepares/supervises the preparation of all types of simple to moderately complex tax returns.
  • Review, sign off on and file simple to moderately complex tax returns prepared by staff.
  • Track and record time accurately. Review time recorded by staff to ensure project remains on budget.
  • Review time spent on projects and propose final invoice amount for project.
  • Prepare tax liability projections for clients.
  • Identify tax planning opportunities for clients and promote other company services to clients that would help them in their business.
  • Commit to continuing education of new and changing tax laws and policies and demonstrate the skills to ask questions and research when answers are not known.
  • Understands general business including business law, formation and entity types.
  • Practice integrity and professional judgment, including asking questions when needed.
  • Self-driven and takes initiative to research questions.
  • Embraces technology and quickly adapts to technological changes.
  • Protects Organization's values by keeping information confidential.
  • Actively contributes to the overall positive culture of the company.
  • Embraces team-based approach to client services.
  • Encourages collaboration, open communication and problem solving in a team.
  • Participates, engages and teaches training. Seeks and offers mentoring and coaching opportunities.
  • Ensures work is performed in compliance with the company's established policies and procedures.
  • Provide information to client's external auditors or advisors, if required
  • Assist in implementation and monitoring of performance measures that support the company's strategic direction.
  • Protects organization's values by keeping information confidential.
  • Actively contribute to the overall positive culture of the company.
  • Update and monitor various management reports
  • Other duties as assigned
    Reasonable Accommodations Statement:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. HiAccounting shall make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.SKILLS & ABILITIESThe ideal Tax Senior has a mid-level knowledge of individual and business tax laws. Has the commitment to continuing education of new and changed tax laws and policies, and possesses the skill set to research when answers are not known. This person will meet most or all of the following requirements:
    Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience.
    Experience: A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the tax division of public accounting and/or the private sector, or any combination of education and experience which would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the minimum qualifications to perform the essential functions of this position.
    Licenses: Have obtained, or the desire to obtain a CPA or EA license
    Computer Skills: Advanced knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Working knowledge of Ultra Tax, Lacerte, Drake, or other professional tax software. Knowledge of QuickBooks, AccPac, Intacct or other accounting/bookkeeping software.
    Other Requirements: Perform other duties as required. Must be able to travel as required; overnight or extended stays as needed. Availability to work additional hours or weekends, as projects and tax deadlines demand. Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license. Ready availability in person or electronically to senior executives in case of emergency.
    Location: HiAccounting prides itself on being locally staffed. This position requires that applicants live in relative proximity to position location applied for. If you are an applicant who does not meet this specification, please specify in your cover letter your relocation timing and efforts.
    WORKING AT HIGROUPEncouraging an active, lifestyle by supporting our employees' interests, efforts, and activities, HiGroup is proud to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii for over 10 years in a row!Since its inception, the HiGroup team has enjoyed exceptional benefit packages. Alongside traditional options, such as full medical, dental, vision, drug, disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending, supplemental benefits, and profit sharing, as well as a generous PTO and holiday leave program, HiGroup also proudly offers its employees even more generous support at work, at home, and in the community. Offering paid time off for employees to volunteer as well as investing in learning and development opportunities company-wide, HiGroup enthusiastically encourages their team members' desires to be good citizens on and off the job.We encourage career development by providing a buddy and mentoring system, regular performance evaluations and reimbursements for continuing education for the CPA or other professional certifications. We are family oriented and provide a flexible work schedule with the ability to work remotely.

    • Daily employer provided lunch under the HiGroup Daily Grinds Program.
    • Gym/fitness reimbursements.
    • Cell phone reimbursement (for EE's that use their phone for work).
    • Parking or bus pass subsidy.
    • Regular in-office massage therapy.
    • Flexible work schedule with the ability to work remotely when needed.
    • Support of CPA and continuing education.
    • 12 paid holidays (includes your birthday off).
    • Paid time off for volunteering.
    • Employee snacks and drinks.
    • Career advancement.
    • 401K, 4% matching and profit sharing (after eligibility requirements are met).
    • Health benefits (after eligibility requirements are met).
    • Life Insurance.

Keywords: HiAccounting (A Division of The Hawaii Group), Honolulu , Tax Senior Hawaii, Accounting, Auditing , Honolulu, Hawaii

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