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1) Business Advisory Services: Senior Staff Accountant/Senior Bookkeeper

McDonald Jacobs, an accounting firm located in downtown Portland, is looking for a senior staff accountant to add to our team.

The successful candidate will have experience and ability to perform the accounting operations for a variety of companies, which includes:

  • Performing daily accounting operations, which includes recording deposits, accounts receivables, accounts payable, and cash disbursements.
  • Analysis of general ledger accounts, prepare adjusting journal entries and end of month closings.
  • Preparing monthly financial statements .

Requirements:

  • Ability to manage multiple clients, deadlines and deliverables, while providing excellent customer care.
  • 5+ years of proven bookkeeping experience.
  • Understanding of GAAP accounting/ bookkeeping principles, practices, and terminology.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks Desktop and Online, Excel and Microsoft Office.

Competencies:

  • Strong communication (both written and verbal), organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented and efficient.
  • Self-motivated, with ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Exhibit strong problem analysis and solving skills.

How to apply: See instructions at bottom of page, below.

 

2) Senior Staff Accountant

McDonald Jacobs, an accounting firm located in downtown Portland, is looking for a senior staff accountant.

The successful candidate will have experience, ability and interest in:

  • Preparing various types of individual and entity tax returns, including returns for trusts and estates as well as informational returns for nonprofit organizations
  • Preparing and participating in audits of nonprofit organizations

Preferred qualifications:

  • CPA license or qualified candidate
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Well-organized and with the ability to work efficiently and prioritize appropriately
  • The ability to collaboratively work with others as part of a high-performing team
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in CPA firm
  • The ability to work in a fast paced professional services environment

How to apply: See instructions at bottom of page, below.

 

2) Experienced Family Wealth Tax Manager

Handling tax matters for high net worth individuals, family businesses, trusts and estates takes more than just a technical understanding of current tax practices. As an experienced member of our Family Wealth Team, we’ll look to your knowledge across a wide range of tax areas, to assist our clients in achieving their goals in a high touch, personalized environment. You’ll work with great clients who value our services, and in return you can expect an incredible range of projects and responsibilities that will support your career growth.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Depending on your unique skills and ambitions, you could be working on various responsibilities, from reviewing staff work product, assist with technical planning and client relationship management. Whatever you find yourself doing, you’ll be part of a highly trained team, handling activities with a focus on quality. This is a high level service niche, so it’s all about maintaining our reputation as trusted advisors.
  • Providing technical tax advice and planning services
  • Building long-lasting relationships with our clients, developing your understanding of their unique needs and requirements
  • Being part of a dedicated client service team and providing performance feedback to staff
  • Constantly developing your own knowledge, maintaining your status as a trusted advisor by monitoring emerging trends, technologies and practices

What You Need for this Position:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA certification
  • The ability to communicate complex tax and industry concepts to clients through exceptional writing and speaking skills
  • Confidence in your ability to prioritize when working on multiple complex projects
  • The ability to collaboratively work with others as part of a high-performing team
  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience in CPA firm
  • Ability to work in fast paced professional services environment

Wish list:

  • A Master’s degree in Taxation

 

What We Offer:

We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages which are commensurate with experience. We also offer friendly, team oriented work environment focused on providing quality services to our community.

 

Application Instructions:

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria for one of the positions above, please contact us as soon as possible. Qualified candidates need to submit a cover letter and resume to:
Resumes may also be mailed to our offices:
  • 520 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204
McDonald Jacobs, PC is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.