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Entry Level Tax Associate - July 2025

Job Details

ORBA - Chicago, IL


Position Summary:

ORBA is seeking full-time, entry level staff accountants who would be involved with audit and accounting services, as well as tax planning, tax return preparation and business consulting. Training is predominantly on-the-job with close supervision, constant feedback and some classroom-type instruction. The individual will be working closely with all partners and staff, and will have direct contact with clients of various industries.


Major duties and responsibilities include:

• Performing audit procedures and compliance testing;

• Preparing workpapers and reconciliations on review and compilation engagements;

• Preparing accounting records, gathering, organizing and analyzing data and preparing income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, not-for-profit organizations and retirement plans;

• Preparing payroll tax and sales tax returns; and

• Assisting in special consulting projects, such as valuations, litigation support, computer systems, forecasts and projections, estate and financial planning, and general business consulting



  • Flexible hours and convenient downtown Chicago location
  • Dress for your day attire (jeans in the office and appropriate attire at clients)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Mentoring and Leadership Development Programs
  • Fun firm sponsored social events
  • Generous paid time off and holiday time
  • 15% referral fee for bringing in new clients
  • Competitive compensation package and a broad range of insurance programs
  • Salary is market based with overtime and merit increases
  • Tremendous growth opportunities in a diverse and less structured working environment


Candidates should be aspiring CPAs with a degree in Accounting and a general business background. Candidates should have good oral and written communication skills, be detail-oriented, and have good analytical ability and judgment. Salary is market based with overtime, competitive benefits, and annual reviews and merit increases. We offer tremendous growth opportunities in a diverse and less structured working environment.