Sr. External Accountant / Auditor




A wonderful full-time career opportunity with our rapidly growing CPA firm awaits!  We have a need in our Cambridge office for a tax and accounting services professional.  There will be a lot of opportunity to advance quickly in the firm for the right individual.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits and a fun work environment!






  • BA/BSB in Accounting or other major with tax and accounting (through intermediate) course work completed
  • Certified Public Accountant (required)-active preferred, within one year inactive accepted
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience preparing all types of tax returns with a public CPA firm or private company.
  • Minimum of three (3) years reviewing all types of tax returns and compiled financial statements with a public CPA firm or private company.



  • Meet with clients to prepare simple and complex U.S. and state individual income, gift tax, and estate tax returns.
  • Review and manage staff deliverables including tax returns, extensions, tax planning calculations, and write-up work for all entity types (C-Corp, S-Corp, Partnership, Fiduciary, Non Profit, gift, multi-state and TX franchise).
  • Review Compiled financial statements for Corporations, Not for Profit entities, Partnerships, and Individuals, including work-papers, accounting and adjusting entries, bank reconciliations, and client books and records.
  • Prepare and review simple and complex tax planning projections for individual and corporate estimated tax liability.
  • Manage and monitor client deliverables and due dates.
  • Prepare complex U.S. and multi-state income tax returns for business entities, including consolidated and non-consolidated C-corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, Fiduciary, and Non-Profit Organizations.
  • Conduct simple and complex tax research and prepare memorandum outlining findings and conclusions.
  • Respond to IRS and state agency audits, inquires, and tax notices. Communicate with IRS and clients in connection with audits, inquires, and tax notices.
  • Delegate projects to staff that can handle them most efficiently and provide accounting and tax assistance to staff as needed.
  • Communicate directly with existing clients, colleagues, management, and IRS representatives regarding various tax matters.
  • Assist with business development efforts, including but not limited to, meeting with prospective clients, preparing fee quotes and proposals, and evaluating clients’ needs.
  • Lead department in knowledge of software, processes, and workflows.
  • Assist with employee training for new hires and ongoing employee training.
  • Engage in consulting and special projects as requested by Management and Clients.
  • Takes direction and reports to the Partners of the tax department.




  • Good oral and written communication
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, UltraTax, or equivalent tax software.
  • Proficient in QuickBooks or equivalent accounting software desired. At minimum, must have sound knowledge of basic functionality of QuickBooks or equivalent accounting software.



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  • Direct report to Tax Department Shareholder and indirectly to other Shareholders


To apply for this career opportunity, please send cover letter and resume to




Saint Louis Park, MN

1000 Shelard Parkway, 6th Floor

Saint Louis Park, MN 55426-4922

Phone: (952) 544-4147

Fax: (952) 544-2628

Cambridge, MN

119 Adams Street S

Cambridge, MN 55008-1620

Phone: (763) 689-9674

Fax: (763) 689-6635