Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Company, P.C.

Are you interested in joining Erie’s largest locally owned CPA firm?

Sep 25, 2015 | Posted in News and Events

If you are interested in an exciting career with Erie's largest locally owned CPA firm, please read the following information.

Tax Specialist Job Description

As a Tax Specialist, you will use your expertise in taxation to provide compliance and consulting services to corporations, and partnerships. Candidates must be familiar with the tax consulting process and possess the analytical skills necessary for the effective diagnosis, development and implementation of solutions to clients tax needs.

Job Responsibilites:

  • Advise clients on a full spectrum of corporate tax services, including planning, research, compliance, and general mergers and acquisitions activities
  • Assist with new business development, extended service and tax issue recognition for existing clients
  • Develop, motivate, and train staff level team members
  • Review of business financial and operational results
  • Tax planning and research
  • Manage corporate client needs with respect to tax services and federal and state tax compliance
  • Develop and sustain strong client relationships
  • Keep up-to-date on current tax practices and changes in tax law
  • Provide industry knowledge and experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA certification
  • 5 or more years of experience working as a Tax Specialist in public accounting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in corporate and partnership tax
  • Experience working for a Big 4 or large national accounting firm a plus
  • Experience with Construction, Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution
  • Proficient in corporate taxation, consolidated tax returns, multi-state compliance
  • Proficient in Partnership Taxation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex information
  • Proficient in ASC 740 calculations
  • Strong research skills
  • Commitment to a career in providing the highest level of professional service to quality clients

About Us

Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Company, P.C. is a regional certified public accounting firm specializing in for-profit owner operated businesses. We are headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania with offices in Warren Pennsylvania and Jamestown, New York. Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Company is a member of the RSM US Alliance, a premier affiliation of independently owned accounting and consulting firms. This affiliation allows us to provide the services of a national firm with the hands-on approach provided by a regional firm.

Our employees enjoy the opportunity to work directly with client’s key decision makers and the owners of high profile and emerging businesses. This hands-on experience helps our employees gain a better understanding of the challenges facing our clients and allows them to see, firsthand, the positive impact their work can have on the client’s business.

Please submit resumes and completed applications to:

Christine Wilhelm, Firm Administrator
Schaffner, Knight Minnaugh & Company, P.C.
1545 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

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