EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES

Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd., one of Chicago’s top 25 largest public accounting firms (Crain’s), has a team-oriented, client-focused environment encouraging creativity, initiative and the free flow of ideas. Our diverse client base consists of highly successful, privately-held companies in a variety of industries, as well as not-for-profit organizations and high-net worth individuals and families. We have excellent opportunities for bright, ambitious, entrepreneurial individuals with good business sense and we thank you for your interest in ORBA.

Audit Senior

Position Summary:

The Audit Senior is responsible for overseeing audit, review and compilation engagements and is responsible for resolving most accounting issues that arise during these engagements under the guidance of the Audit Manager and or the Audit Director.   The individual will perform some engagements with minimal supervision and will direct staff and instruct them in the work to be performed, review the work completed by the staff and direct necessary revisions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervising the work of audit staff including reviewing their work and provide on the job training
  • Conduct basic, specialized and complex financial, operational and compliance audits under the direction of the audit director.
  • Perform risk assessment prior to the beginning of an audit engagement.
  • Prepare the most complex work papers, to adequately document accounting & audit work performed and to support the conclusions reached.
  • Prepare draft of financial statements and management letters.  Will be expected to wrap up the engagement in a timely manner.
  • Perform reviews and compilations
  • Report progress of the audit, compilation or review engagement to both Audit Manager and Audit Director regularly
  • Perform audit or review procedures as assigned by the Audit Managers or Audit Director
  • Conduct research, prepare memorandums and summarize findings
  • Demonstrate ability to assume responsibility for supervision of the daily fieldwork of engagements and client contact
  • Prepare very complex individual, trust and business tax returns
  • Prepare an evaluation of the staff on the engagement at the end of the engagement but give guidance to the staff when necessary during the engagement.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties and special projects as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA preferred
  • 3-5 years of progressive accounting & audit experience in public accounting
  • Minimum of 1 year leading audits
  • Experience preparing tax returns is a huge plus
  • Experience with for-profit and non-for-profit clients

Skills:

  • Outstanding written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced and results based environment
  • Strong leadership, business development, training, coaching and mentoring skills

Benefits:

  • Very low overnight travel of between 5 to 10%
  • Opportunity to partner daily with Directors and work closely with other staff and clients
  • Flexible hours
  • Dress for your day attire (jeans in the office and appropriate attire at clients)
  • Tuition reimbursement on degrees of Masters in Accounting and Masters in Taxation
  • Reimbursement for CPA Review course
  • Gym in the building
  • Payment of CPE and professional membership costs
  • 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 broad range of insurance programs

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Tax Senior

Position Summary:

Responsible for organizing and coordinating clients’ tax data for the accurate, timely completion of individual tax returns and all levels of corporate, partnership, S-corp and trust tax returns.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review tax information submitted by client for completeness; meet/call clients with questions
  • Possess knowledge of tax regulations in order to answer clients’ questions
  • Prepare individual, corporate, partnership, trust and S-corp tax returns of various complexities
  • Prepare amended returns of any variety and complexity
  • Prepare personal tax projections
  • Respond to tax notices of any sort
  • Perform tax research projects
  • Prepare employee benefit plan tax returns, carryback returns for NOL’s and payroll tax returns
  • Make adjusting entries and complete trial balances in order to prepare a tax return.
  • Maintain a good understanding of depreciation and depreciation computer software package in order to set up clients and read and understand depreciation reports
  • Prepare tax accruals as may be required in preparing corporate tax returns
  • Work with confidential client matters
  • Begin to participate in firm’s practice development efforts through involvement with referral sources, community and industry activities
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • Minimum of  2 years of tax experience
  • Hold current CPA license or has passed parts of the CPA exam
  • Experience preparing individual, corporate and partnership tax returns is required
  • Experience preparing trusts, 990s and 5500s are a plus
  • Multi-state tax experience is a plus

Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, in particular Excel and Word
  • Proficiency with GoSystem or ProSystem required
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and analyzing problems logically and comprehensively, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential matters in a tactful and discreet manner
  • Ability to interface with a variety of management levels

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to partner daily with Directors and work closely with other staff and clients
  • Dress for your day attire (jeans in the office and appropriate attire at clients)
  • Tuition reimbursement on degrees of Masters in Accounting and Masters in Taxation
  • Reimbursement for CPA Review course
  • Gym in the building
  • Payment of CPE and professional membership costs
  • 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 broad range of insurance programs

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Staff Accountant

Position Summary:

The Staff Accountant will work very closely with assigned small-business clients and be a key resource for them.  You get to meet each month in-person or via video conference with entrepreneurs who are trying to change the world!  Red Granite, an ORBA company, is an accounting firm based in downtown Chicago, located in the NBC Tower. They work with high-growth companies.

Essential Job Functions:

This will be a client-facing role, so you must be good at interacting with people. You will eventually be assigned about four clients that you’ll work with on a daily and weekly basis. Duties and tasks include:

  • Enter and maintain all accounts receivable
  • Enter and code accounts payable and credit card transactions
  • Process payroll
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
  • Work with your manager on the client’s budget and cash flow
  • Prepare monthly financial packet with assistance from a manager and present the packet to your clients
  • Maintain organized digital files

Education and Experience:

  • Understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • Two years previous accounting experience
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks
  • Proficiency in Excel

Skills:

  • Outstanding written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced and results based environment
  • Strong leadership, business development, training, coaching, and mentoring skills

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work closely with other staff and clients
  • Dress for your day attire (jeans in the office and appropriate attire at clients)
  • Tuition reimbursement on degrees of Masters in Accounting and Masters in Taxation
  • Reimbursement for CPA Review course
  • Payment of CPE and professional membership costs
  • Fun firm-sponsored social events
  • Generous paid time off and holiday time
  • 15% referral fee for bringing in new clients
  • Competitive compensation package and broad range of insurance programs

 

To apply, contact:

Maurie Richie                                                             Email:  mrichie@orba.com
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd.                       Web:  www.orba.com
NBC Tower – Suite 1500
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. 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.

 

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