Please direct all resumes to Amanda Coonrad by mail or personal delivery at 14 E Charles Street, Oelwein, IA 50662 or ACoonrad@rfsw.com.


Staff Accountant- Payroll Focused

We are looking for a diligent staff accountant to join our firm. The staff accountant's responsibilities include maintaining financial records and reports, performing account reconciliations, processing payroll, and filing payroll liability payments and forms.

To be successful as a staff accountant, you should be able to accurately maintain a general ledger and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Additionally, you should have detailed knowledge of accounting and payroll procedures, familiarity with labor legislation, and advanced mathematical skills. An outstanding staff accountant should also have excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

Staff Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts.
  • Preparing journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations and assisting with monthly close processes.
  • Performing monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Meeting processing and reporting deadlines.
  • Responding to information requests, reviewing financial statements.
  • Ensuring compliance with GAAP.
  • Preparing client employee compensation checks using payroll software.
  • Ensuring taxes comply with federal and state regulations and company quality standards.
  • Preparing payroll reports.
  • Responding to client questions about compensation, taxes, benefits, and deductions.

Staff Accountant- Payroll Focused Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance preferred.
  • 2+ years of accounting experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills.
  • Problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks Desktop & QuickBooks Online preferred.

Staff Accountant- Tax Focused

We are looking for a goal-driven tax preparer to be responsible for advising clients, analyzing tax data submitted by clients, and filing and submitting tax returns. Tax preparers should ensure confidentiality, provide excellent service to promote repeat business, and provide future tax planning to clients.

To ensure success as a tax preparer, you should be knowledgeable of legislation and regulations, provide excellent service to clients, and maintain the high standard set by the firm. Ultimately, a top tax preparer will be detail-oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills to handle correspondence from clients and tax authorities.

Tax Preparer Responsibilities:

  • Setting up meetings with clients.
  • Advising clients about the tax preparation process.
  • Preparing and submitting tax returns for clients.
  • Handling communication from clients and tax authorities.
  • Reviewing all tax forms for completeness and accuracy.
  • Providing future tax planning to clients.
  • Securing repeat business and expanding the client base.
  • Analyzing tax data submitted by the client to maximize the outcome for the client.

Staff Accountant- Tax Focused Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.
  • 2+ years of accounting experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must ensure confidentiality.
  • Problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Working knowledge of tax regulations and laws.
  • CPA or Enrolled Agent highly preferred.

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