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Entry-Level Staff Accountant

Job Details

BBD Office Location - Philadelphia, PA
Full Time
4 Year Degree


BBD is a unique, dynamic and growing CPA firm based in Philadelphia. We specialize exclusively in serving the audit and tax needs of the investment management industry nationally as well as not-for-profit organizations and government entities across the Mid-Atlantic region.  BBD is a rewarding place to make a career and has been named a Best Place to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal for six consecutive years 2017- 2022. Our culture and work environment are very positive and stand in marked contrast to the “churn and burn” atmosphere common at many public accounting firms. We take care of our people, and, in turn, our people take care of our clients.


Our values drive everything we do at BBD and differentiate us in the commoditized world of audit and tax services. BBD’s professionals are passionate about the investment management industry and the audit and tax issues important to investment companies; authentic in our relationships and communication; and collaborative in navigating our clients’ challenges. Our commitment to living these BBD core values enables us to deliver an exceptional client experience. We’re setting the PACE in the industry for client experience quality.


As an entry-level staff accountant at BBD, LLP, you will learn to perform the fundamental procedures for accounting, tax, and auditing engagements through on-the-job and formal classroom training. You will benefit from hands-on experience working in a broad range of assignments for our diverse client base detailed above.  Due to our firm’s size and structure, you also will benefit and learn from extensive interaction with supervisors, managers and partners of the firm, as well as firm clients.  Applicants will be given the opportunity to choose their preference of practice area in either tax or audit.


Specific Responsibilities and Performance Expectations


  • Performance of audit engagements, including conduct of the audit field work and financial reporting
  • Communication with client management teams
  • Research of accounting and audit issues based on client or engagement need
  • Gaining audit efficiencies through the use of technology, particularly paperless audit and trial balance software

Tax Return Compliance

Prepare tax returns for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Trusts

Experience and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree with major in accounting
  • 150 credits required
  • Desire to complete CPA exam
  • Overall and accounting grade point average of at least 3.00
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Superior dedication, integrity and professional bearing
  • Enthusiasm for rapid professional growth
  • Dependability and strong work ethic

Compensation and Benefits

Our salary structure is competitive with the Big Four. Our benefits include the following:

  • Company-paid health insurance, life insurance and disability insurance
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) that employees can use for their diverse time off needs as they wish
  • Paid CPE, professional association dues, and professional licenses
  • Up to a $6,000 bonus for passing CPA Exam
  • CPA Exam Loan Program to cover cost of review courses
  • 401(k) plan with outstanding profit sharing
  • Dress for your day policy