Accounting Specialist

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’re looking for an experienced accountant who enjoys working directly with clients to provide bookkeeping and accounting oversight.  In this position, you will execute engagements that center on either QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks desktop accounting systems.  Our team-based environment requires the ability to prioritize projects, collaborate with others, learn new technologies and interface with clients. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Record transactions, disbursements and credit card payments

  • Reconcile bank, credit card, and loan accounts

  • Record monthly journal entries and adjusting entries from the tax return preparation.

  • Account for new asset purchases, asset disposals, and loan

  • Review payroll reports, payroll tax calculations and record journal entries

  • Prepare sales tax reporting for online processing

  • Prepare quarterly and annual payroll tax filings and forms W-2/W-3

  • Prepare and review monthly financial statements and maintain accurate ledgers

  • Develop a strong working relationship with clients and firm Managers/Supervisors

  • Communicate with clients regularly via email, phone or on-site meetings

  • Provide education and training to clients as needed based on their requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Proficient in QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online (required), Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Two to three years’ prior experience performing accounting and bookkeeping services, preferably in a CPA firm

  • Associates degree or higher in Accounting or equivalent work experience

  • Must enjoy working directly with clients and have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to handle multiple clients efficiently and meet required due dates and deadlines

  • Must be professional, detail oriented and able to prioritize assigned tasks

  • Occasional travel to client locations as needed

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.