DSWD Career Opportunities

Full-Time/Part-Time/Flex-Time – Entry/Mid-Level Tax Associate

We are looking for a tax professional who has experience preparing individual and business tax returns. This is an opportunity with the Sarasota office of a boutique CPA firm headquartered in the Chicago area.

You will be responsible for preparing business and personal income tax returns as well as researching tax issues. This is not a seasonal job as our tax work is consistent year-round. We are looking to develop a long-term relationship with a tax professional who is passionate about client-service as well as their own professional development.

We are flexible and will entertain reasonable work schedules, etc. provided you are reliable. Hours, pay and other benefits (401k, health insurance, etc.) are negotiable but we are very competitive with other CPA firms. This is a non-traditional CPA firm environment which includes flexible hours, a focus on quality of life balance and casual attire. Discretionary bonuses paid based on hours worked and performance during peak times (January through May).

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Income tax preparation experience
  • QuickBooks experience a plus but not required
  • CPA/EA preferred but not require (we will work with employees who are interested in pursuing certifications)
  • Experience in public accounting preferred but not required
  • Solid excel skills preferred

Duties included but not limited to:

  • Individual and business tax preparation
  • Interact directly with clients on income tax matters
  • Research tax issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Interested candidates should send your resume to jhofferica@dscpagroup.com


Full-Time Entry/Mid-Level Audit Associate

We are looking for full time, entry to mid-level audit associate for a boutique CPA firm located in Frankfort, IL. Engagement concentration in highly specialized field of Broker-Dealers. Hours, pay and other benefits (401k, health insurance) are negotiable but will be competitive with downtown Chicago firms. This is a non-traditional CPA environment includes flexible hours, quality of life balance and casual (jeans) attire. Standard 40+ hour weekly commitment with increases during the January – May timeframe.  Discretionary bonuses paid based on hours worked and performance during this period.

Desired Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in public accounting preferred.

1 – 3 years of audit or accounting experience preferred; CPA or equivalent experience a plus.

Excel, Word, Profx (tax software), QuickBooks (ProAdvisor a plus), CaseWare

Duties included but not limited to:

  • Performs detailed audit procedures on financial statement account balances, prepares and adjusts workpapers from clients’ trial balance
  • Performs other accounting, auditing, tax and consulting duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel
  • Identifies potential management letter comments
  • Self-starter and team player with ability to recognize when additional hour commitments are needed and willingness to take on extra work to meet firm wide deadlines
  • Recognizes potential problem areas in specific engagements and discusses them with engagement supervisor
  • Participates in the engagement planning process
  • Assists with more complicated segments of audit and accounting engagements
  • Becomes proficient at preparing financial statements/tax returns using the firm’s software programs

Interested candidates should send  your resume to jhofferica@dscpagroup.com