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Accounting Services Senior

Job Details

ORBA - Chicago, IL


Position Summary:

The Accounting Services Senior is responsible for processing assigned client engagements within the department in a cost-effective and professional manner including, but not limited to, computer-compiled financial statements, payroll tax/sales tax reporting issues and business/individual tax returns. There is extensive one-on-one communication with clients. This position will train and supervise staff to serve our clients efficiently and effectively.


What we offer:

  • Flexible summer 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


Essential Job Functions:

  • Process financial statements and all related payroll, sales, or business and individual tax returns personally assigned within the accounting services department
  • Perform quality control review of workpapers and computer-generated compilations processed within the department
  • Assist in review of all payroll and sales tax reports, including annual W-2’s and 1099’s
  • Perform research on technical matters as directed by directors
  • Assist directors with tax planning or special client projects
  • Efficiently maintain daily record of time spent on engagements
  • Train associates in special accounting or tax assignments
  • Assist on annual performance appraisals for associates
  • Assist in first day orientation for new staff members
  • Monitor reference materials available to the department and update as needed

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent
  • 5+ years public accounting experience is preferred



  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, in particular Excel and Word
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Efficient knowledge of QuickBooks Online and Desktop
  • Ability to interface with a variety of management level

ORBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.