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Senior Tax Accountant

Position Type
Draper, Utah and Ketchikan, Alaska
Joining Teuscher Walpole means being part of a dynamic CPA firm on a path of exciting growth and expansion. Our success depends on the commitment and excellence of our people. We prioritize your professional development, actively supporting and nurturing you at every stage of your career. With flexible scheduling, teamwork, and a focus on work-life balance, we’re dedicated to helping you thrive both personally and professionally. Senior Tax Associates act as technical advisors in providing advice to others in resolving moderate to complex tax situations with opportunities to work directly with staff, seniors, partners, clients, other service providers and the taxing authorities. The ability to supervise multiple engagements at one time (including review of income tax returns and tax planning projections), conduct research of tax questions, and dedicate overtime during our busiest seasons, is required. Senior Tax Associate can participate in practice development by playing a leading role in marketing the firm and for a long-term relationship to include advancement to partner for the right fit.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepare and Review tax return preparation and planning engagements.
  • Resolve routine to complex accounting and tax problems.
  • Develop, manage, and help train staff tax associates.
  • Communicate directly with taxing authority representatives.
  • Interact with clients via meetings, telephone, letters, and email.
  • Monitor budgets by maintaining control of time and charges.
  • Recommend billing to partner on engagement.
Job Function
  • 3+ years of experience in public accounting, specifically with respect to income and transfer taxes and with a wide variety of experience in entity types and client industries.
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant preferred but not required.
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Proficient at tax research.
  • Familiar with Pertinent sections of the IRC and regulations.
  • Able to operate in a paperless workplace and strong computer skills.
  • Applicants should be proactive and client service oriented.
  • Effective communication skills and professionalism.
Preferred Skills & Experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Thomson Reuters CS products (Ultra Tax CS, Planner CS, Fixed Assets CS).
  • Experience in areas including multi-state taxation, trust and estate tax planning and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and international taxation.
Company Description
  • Our mission is to contribute to the economic and personal well-being of our personnel and clients by providing quality and trusted professional services.
  • Utah-based independent regional CPA firm with an Alaska branch office providing accounting, consulting services, tax planning, compliance, and audit.
  • Advancement decisions based on timely and objective evaluation of individual performance.
  • Friendly atmosphere with a team culture instilled through an open-door policy to encourage free interchange of thoughts and ideas between firm members.
  • We offer 4-day work weeks on the off season, great benefits, amazing supervisors, continuing education for CPE credit and a fun work environment!
Unique Company Benefits
  • 100% Paid Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance*
  • 100% Paid Life Insurance*
  • Gym membership reimbursement program through our health insurance*
  • Health Savings Account with Company Contributions*
  • 22 Fridays off during off seasons (32-hour work week)
  • 10 paid holidays, 6 days of sick leave and 12 vacation days. *
  • Flexible schedule
*Available after 60 days
Desired Start Date
As soon as possible.
Salary Range
Compensation and benefits will be at a competitive level and based on work experience and knowledge


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