Staff Tax Accountant

Purdy Powers & Company is a leading accounting, tax and business advisory firm in Portland, Maine dedicated to serving the needs of mid-size companies. Our goal is to help our clients grow to their potential by providing business services that deliver results. We are looking for exceptional candidates who also want to grow to their potential and would like to be part of a fast-paced entrepreneurial accounting firm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with the firm’s policies and procedures

  • Understand the rules, regulations and code of conduct of the AICPA

  • Progress professionally by working towards passing the CPA exam

  • Become familiar with pertinent IRC sections and regulations

  • Obtain a working knowledge of research techniques and the various research sources available

  • Become proficient in the preparation of corporate, individual, partnership, fiduciary and other tax returns prepared by the firm

  • Assume responsibility for the completion of tax returns under the supervision of more experienced staff

  • Proactively interact with seniors, managers and partners to make business and tax recommendations

  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards

  • Perform other accounting and tax compliance related tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Accounting majors are encouraged to apply if they are completing their degree by May or December 2019 and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA

  • Candidates with 150 credit hours at graduation are preferred, but not required

  • Candidates interested in studying/preparing for the CPA exam are preferred, but not required

  • Internship with a public accounting firm is a plus

  • Degree in Accounting, preferred

  • Master’s of Science Degree in Accounting is a plus

  • Strong 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

  • Leadership ability with a positive team player attitude


Benefits include a highly competitive salary, 401(k) & Employer Contributed Retirement Plan, Health & Dental Insurance, Section 125 Plan, Life Insurance, LTD Insurance, Paid PTO & Holiday Time, and Parking. Purdy Powers & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to:

Jane Bopp, Human Resources Director
Purdy, Powers & Company

No phone calls, please.

Purdy Powers & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.