Tax Senior

Baton Rouge, LA, USA ● Donaldsonville, LA 70346, USA ● Hattiesburg, MS, USA ● Houston, TX, USA ● Jackson, MS, USA ● Lafayette, LA, USA ● Metairie, LA, USA ● Shreveport, LA, USA Req #92
Friday, January 20, 2023

For more than 70 years, Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N), APAC has helped businesses and individuals across the country shape clearer paths forward. Our professional accounting and assurance, consulting, tax, and technology services allow clients to streamline and organize operations, comply with changing regulations, and boost business growth with the right technological tools.  As Louisiana’s top CPA firm, our rapid growth is continuing.  We are looking for leaders to GROW WITH US!

The Tax Senior position requires an advanced technical aptitude and performs some supervisory responsibilities.  A Tax Senior must be able to handle complex assignments (i.e., return preparation, review and tax research), begin to learn the complete process of managing all tasks regarding client work, and take a lead role in reviewing the work of less experienced staff.  The Tax Senior plays an active role in the liaison to client management including appropriate coordination with internal upper management team members.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Must be eligible to obtain the CPA certification
  • CPA designation is preferred.
  • 2+ years of relevant tax experience is required
  • Experience in a public accounting or professional services firm environment is preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Internal Revenue Code and Regulations is required.  This includes being aware of relevant court cases and other IRS announcements and authorities.
  • Must exhibit a high degree of professionalism and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Must be able to demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in business and technical environments.  
  • Professionally and appropriately communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Able to work in a highly organized manner within a fast-paced, innovative, and continuously changing environment.
  • Must demonstrate technical proficiency and the capability of performing at an intermediate or advanced level with respect to the Microsoft Office Suite of products with an emphasis in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills, or similar software applications
  • Conducts and supervises tax preparation work.
  • Provides Intern and entry level staff supervision accountability.
  • Monitors workload on a weekly basis to ensure work for the coming week.
  • Assists in the completion of all financial statements, tax returns and special services.
  • Assists in reviewing reports, statements, and returns processed by the administrative staff.
  • Assists in preparing and reviewing work papers, financial statements and tax returns before submission for further review.
  • Develops opportunities to provide additional services to clients.
  • Continues developing a network for future practice development opportunities.
  • Assists in planning engagements to achieve quality goals and reduces time required to perform an engagement.
  • Stays familiar with pronouncements from the AICPA and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
  • Begins to research accounting and tax issues as appropriate.
  • May participate in a variety of Firm’s recruitment activities.
  • Monitors billable hours and compares to target billable hour goals on a regular basis.
  • May assist other departments with assigned projects as needed.
Other Considerations: 
  • May be required to travel and work from different company and client locations.  
  • May be required to work extended/overtime hours during workweek and/or on weekends as needed 
  • Must be able to reach P&N’s office in a timely manner and be ready to perform job responsibilities.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully with or without reasonable accommodations.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and listen. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus. This position spends a significant amount of time sitting and operating a computer. Lifting requirements will not typically exceed 25 pounds. 
Work Environment: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully with or without reasonable accommodations.  The work environment is considered to be that of a typical business/office operation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Work/Life Balance: Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Holidays, Dress for Your Day policy, Volunteer Opportunities, Fun Team Activities
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) Plan with Matching/Profit Sharing Contribution, Voluntary & Group Life Insurance, Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance, Medical, Dependent Care and Adoption FSA, Competitive Salaries, Employee Referral bonus
  • Health & Wellness: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account
Join our team of professionals and take a firm step forward in your career. With an established mentor program and defined career paths for a range of specialties and skill sets, P&N is a place where professionals of all experience levels thrive. Our Lifelong Learning program, combined with technical training opportunities for staff, ensure that this is a place where our employees can grow — and with a rich office culture and a strong commitment to work/life balance, P&N is a place where you'll be happy to do so. To be considered for employment, visit, complete an employment application and Explore Your Next Opportunity with P&N.

Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N), APAC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.

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  • Job Family Senior
  • Pay Type Salary