Senior Tax Associate

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team who gets into the accounting stuff? Are you a confident take-charge person who gets things done?  Do you welcome a new challenge and say “Yes” when you accomplish it?  Do you thrive in a team environment where your ideas and strategies are welcomed and encouraged the people you work with care and listen?  Then we want to hear from you.

We’re a leading and forward-thinking accounting, tax and business advisory firm in Portland, Maine and we’re looking for exceptional candidates who want to grow to their potential and be part of our fast-paced, team-oriented, entrepreneurial accounting firm.

Position Summary

We want a dynamic Senior Tax Associate for our Tax Team in our Portland office. The Tax Associate will be responsible for preparing tax returns for clients in various industries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In this exciting role you will advise clients on a full spectrum of tax services including planning, research and compliance. 

  • Coming from a strong accounting background you will prepare and/or review tax returns for corporation, flow-though entities and individuals. Because, you know, that’s what we do best.

  • Senior Associates will consult on a variety of tax issues and carry out the related research. We dig in and roll up our sleeves.

  • Proactively interact with key client management to make business and tax recommendations. Communications and teamwork are critical to our client’s growth and success.

  • Supervise, train/develop and assess the performance of Tax Associates. We are all part of the team, that’s how we learn and grow.

  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards … remember … we provide services that deliver results.

  • Perform other accounting and tax compliance related tasks as assigned so our clients will prosper and because we care!

  • Our team members look at the big picture and think outside the box.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 3+ years of accounting and tax experience with a public accounting firm

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience

  • Masters of Science Degree in Taxation a plus

  • CPA license a plus

  • Strong tax compliance and accounting skills

  • Strong analytical, writing, and organizational skills

  • Solid interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet tight deadline in a high-energy environment

  • Strong leadership ability with a positive team player attitude

Benefits Include:

  • Highly competitive salary

  • 401(k) & Profit Sharing Plan, Health Insurance, Section 125 Plan, Life Insurance, LTD Insurance, Parental Leave, Paid Holiday Time, generous PTO, (Free Parking in Portland)

  • Educational reimbursement

  • Flexibility to work from home

  • Team lunches and socials

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Jane Bopp, Human Resources Director
Purdy, Powers & Company

No phone calls, please.

Purdy Powers & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.