Staff Accountant, Tax Preparer Full-Time

Staff Accountant

Join one of the largest and fastest growing accounting firms in the Rogue Valley.  Our services include business consulting, accounting, Quickbooks consulting and tax preparation for individual, business, and not-for-profit clients. Our professional team is dedicated to serving clients with expertise, integrity, quality and efficiency.

We are looking for a client-focused, results-oriented staff accountant with a high level of attention to detail and an ability to use their knowledge of federal, state, and local tax codes to prepare tax returns and ensure that clients are in compliance with applicable tax codes.

The successful candidate must be able to project a professional company image through in-person and phone interaction.


  • Determine what forms to use, research allowable tax deductions, and make sure filers provide all relevant documentation
  • Work closely with supervisory personnel to meet client needs and ensure that work is in compliance with tax regulations
  • Closely follow procedures and ensure that internal compliance documentation, including checklists, are followed
  • Prepare or assist in preparing simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses
  • Review financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures in order to determine forms needed to prepare tax returns
  • Consult tax law handbooks, research materials or bulletins in order to determine procedures for preparation of atypical returns
  • Check data input or verify totals on forms prepared by others to detect errors in arithmetic, data entry, or procedures
  • Other duties, as required

Education and Training-

  • Bachelors degree, preferred
  • CPA or CPA candidate, preferred
  • Working familiarity with Lacerte, preferred
  • Up to date on continuing professional education, if required
  • Member of Oregon Association of Certified Public Accountants and/or Oregon Association of Tax Consultants (OATC), preferred
  • QuickBooks knowledge, preferred
  • Experience with providing adjusting journal entries

Work Environment-

  • During the January to April period, staff accountants are expected to spend extended hours at work, including evenings, weekends, and holidays


  • Three to five years of tax preparation experience
  • Must have excellent mathematical skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • They also must be able to communicate effectively with their clients and supervisory personnel to gain a full understanding of their tax issues
  • The ability to research appropriate tax laws using online and offline reference materials, as required
  • Must be able to work rapidly, accurately, and under pressure, because they must often meet tight deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Lacerte tax preparation software, preferred
  • Ability to learn from constructive feedback
  • Ability to juggle multiple, conflicting priorities


  • Compensation is commensurate with experience
  • Company paid health insurance
  • Paid holidays and vacation

Submit letter of application and resume to:

Days until April 15

Serving the Rogue Valley as Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors since 1987

At Nagel & Padilla we bring an integrated approach to anticipating and meeting client needs that merges traditional accounting with strategic planning and advisory services. With this holistic approach our goal, ultimately, is to support our clients in achieving business, financial and personal goals.

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