Join LSWG, mid-Maryland’s premier tax, audit, accounting, and consulting firm, as a highly motivated and talented Staff Accountant. This position offers an exciting partner-track opportunity for the right individual.
At LSWG, we are dedicated to providing quality and proactive accounting, audit, tax planning and preparation, financial and business advisory services to our clients.
Our core values include:
- Client Value: We prioritize delivering services and results that are valued above our fees, helping our clients achieve their goals.
- Team Collaboration: We function as an organized team, harnessing the collective expertise and experience of our staff to address the specific needs of each client.
- Long-Lasting Relationships: We cultivate and nurture mutually rewarding relationships with our clients, fostering trust and loyalty.
- Employee Growth and Balance: We maintain a culture that promotes personal growth, professional development, and life balance. Our flexible management style and educational assistance support your well-being and career advancement.
- Community Commitment: We proudly serve and support the community that forms the foundation of our firm.
We value the importance of work-life balance and offer a comprehensive benefits package that supports the following:
- Flexible work schedules to accommodate personal needs and obligations.
- Competitive salaries that recognize your talents and contributions.
- Opportunities for advancement, empowering you to grow within the firm.
- Holidays and paid time off to relax and recharge.
- 401(K) salary savings plan with generous employer contributions.
- Health, life, and disability insurance coverage to safeguard your well-being.
- Section 125 Plan, including medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts.
- Paid continuing education to expand your knowledge and stay ahead in your field.
- Reimbursement for professional dues and licenses.
- Tuition reimbursement to support your educational pursuits.
LSWG is deeply committed to the community we serve and actively encourages our employees to engage in volunteering initiatives.
We foster a professional yet proactive workplace culture that provides unlimited room for growth through ongoing professional training.
As a member of our team, you will benefit from:
- Mentoring to guide and support your growth.
- Educational assistance reimbursement allowance to invest in your ongoing education.
- A minimum of 40 hours of paid continuing education annually for each accountant.
- Additional paid time off for accounting staff working towards their CPA certificiation.
- Paid registration costs for the CPA exam.
- Coverage of professional dues, licenses, and memberships in organizations such as MACPA and civic organizations.
Embracing cutting-edge technology, we equip our team with the tools they need to excel. We utilize Microsoft 365 and other industry-specific software and applications, including CCH Axcess™, CCH Prosystem fx® Engagement, QuickBooks®, Sage Accounting, and more. These technologies facilitate seamless collaboration, exceptional client service, and offer flexible work options, including remote work opportunities.
As a Staff Accountant at LSWG, you will be exposed to a wide range of diversified accounting and tax assignments under the guidance and supervision of experienced professionals. If you are looking for an opportunity to kickstart your career in public accounting and possess strong organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, and solid communication abilities, you’ve come to the right place. A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required, and experience with CCH Engagement® and Axess® is considered a plus.
Essential Functions of the Staff Accountant:
- Record transactions in ledgers, prepare trial balances, and generate simple financial statements using computer software programs.
- Reconcile accounts to control accounts for accurate financial reporting.
- Perform schedule computations for accruals, property and equipment, and calculate depreciation expenses.
- Carry out audit or review procedures as assigned by supervisors.
- Prepare payroll tax, sales tax, local tax, and certain personal income tax returns.
- Assist in proofing financial statements, tax returns, and other documents to ensure accuracy and quality.
- Undertake additional accounting, auditing, and tax duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel.
- May be entrusted with senior-level responsibilities such as planning and scheduling engagements.
- May be required to perform all phases of an engagement, including report writing and tax return preparation.
- May provide supervision and guidance to other staff accountants.
- Actively contribute to firm marketing efforts by joining and participating in civic organizations, attending firm-sponsored seminars, writing articles for publication, and identifying opportunities for additional client services and reporting.
- Frequent same-day travel may be necessary to work at client offices, attend meetings, and seminars using a personal vehicle.
- Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stays may be required for work at clients, meetings, or seminars using a personal vehicle.
- Overtime work required throughout the year, with heavy workload from January to April 15th – due to tax season – possibly exceeding 55 hours per week during this period.
Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in accounting
- Proficiency in computer usage, spreadsheet software programs, and calculator operations.
- Well-rounded knowledge of accounting principles and personal income taxes.
- Possession of a current and valid Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred, or actively working towards obtaining the license by successfully completing the applicable state CPA exam.
- Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects.
LSWG offers competitive compensation and benefits package, and we are eager to welcome individuals who are passionate about their careers and seeking a fulfilling path to partnership. Apply today at the following link and become part of a dynamic team that values your growth, supports work-life balance, and positively impacts the community.
LSWG is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.