Current Openings

Staff Accountant

Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP is currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join our growing practice. The position will be responsible for performing portions of audits and preparing a variety of income tax returns.

Key responsibilities:

  • Audit, review, and compilation fieldwork and report preparation
  • Engagement planning and administrative tasks
  • Unaudited financial statement engagements or segments of audits
  • Preparing individual, business, fiduciary, and other tax returns
  • Assisting in tax planning and responding to tax notices
  • Progressing professionally by working toward passing the CPA exam

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar field
  • Proficiency in relevant applications including QuickBooks, Thomson Reuters Suite, Adobe, and Microsoft Office
  • CPAs or CPA exam candidate
  • Professional oral and written communication skills

Job type: Full-time (40 hours/week)

About Sciarabba Walker:

Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP is an independent accounting and business consulting firm in Ithaca, New York. We provide services to a variety of businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and individuals who inspire us to continuously strive for greater achievement in our profession. We are committed to giving back to our community, providing exceptional service to our clients, and supporting the needs of our staff.

We offer competitive salaries, paid time off benefits along with holiday pay, 401(k) plan with firm contributions, three different health insurance plan options, and flexible work options.

Everyone at Sciarabba Walker contributes to our success, and we offer opportunities to develop at every stage of your career.

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Supervisor-Outsourced Finance and Accounting Services

Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP is seeking an experienced, forward-thinking candidate for our open Supervisor-Outsourced Finance and Accounting Services position. Outsourced accounting is a flexible, cost-effective way to address the ever-changing operational needs of many organizations. Our Outsourced Finance and Accounting group is comprised of highly-skilled professionals with the experience needed to provide the most effective and efficient accounting support to our clients.

The candidate will be responsible for managing assigned client relationships and supporting our Outsourced Accounting team.

Key responsibilities:

  • On-boarding new clients and assisting with the transition
  • Primary day-to-day client communication and problem resolution
  • Ensuring timely and accurate client communication and deliverables
  • Reviewing and recording monthly transactions, performing reconciliations, preparing monthly closing entries
  • Reviewing and preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Assisting with payroll processing
  • Assisting with sales tax compliance
  • Monitoring and advising clients on their financial status
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Assisting clients with federal cost accounting requirements and indirect cost rate calculations
  • Provide guidance and leadership to the Outsourced Accounting team
  • Assessing staffing and workloads, prioritizing department tasks and projects while fostering a professional team approach to client service
  • Provide training to staff as needed and conduct annual performance evaluations
  • Assist with recruiting and retention of staff
  • Assist with the long-term planning for the department
  • Maintain positive client relationships and work with the department to support new client development

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field
  • 5+ years experience in accounting
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Strong knowledge of accrual accounting and US GAAP
  • Strong knowledge of QuickBooks desktop and online versions
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • com experience
  • Experience with federal funded grants and contract
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated history of reliability and ability to maintain client confidentiality

Job type: Full-time (40 hours/week)

About Sciarabba Walker:

Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP is an independent accounting and business consulting firm in Ithaca, New York. We provide services to a variety of businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and individuals who inspire us to continuously strive for greater achievement in our profession. We are committed to giving back to our community, providing exceptional service to our clients, and supporting the needs of our staff.

We offer competitive salaries, paid time off benefits along with holiday pay, a 401(k) plan with firm contributions, three different health insurance plan options, and flexible work options

Everyone at Sciarabba Walker contributes to our success, and we offer opportunities to develop at every stage of your career.

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Tax Manager

Sciarabba Walker is currently seeking a tax manager with 5 or more years of experience preparing trust and estate, corporate, partnership, and individual income tax returns to join our growing tax practice. A CPA or enrolled agent designation is preferred, but not required. Candidates with industry/controller experience who are interested in a career in public accounting will be considered.

A tax manager is responsible for a wide range of assignments including tax planning, consulting and projections, preparation of complex business income tax returns, review of returns of varying complexities, training and mentoring of staff, client service, and practice development.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar field with 5+ years of experience
  • CPA or enrolled agent designation preferred, but not required
  • Strong technical skills and ability to research tax issues
  • Excellent communication skills and experience successfully managing client relationships
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Independent
  • A desire to advance in public accounting

About Sciarabba Walker:

Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP is an independent accounting and business consulting firm in Ithaca, New York. We provide services to a variety of businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and individuals who inspire us to continuously strive for greater achievement in our profession. We are committed to giving back to our community, providing exceptional service to our clients, and supporting the needs of our staff.

We take a team approach in our work, reviewing and supporting coworkers and providing excellent customer service to our clients. Practice areas include international tax services, credit unions, high technology, and start-up companies, hospitality, manufacturing, not-for-profit organizations, and medical and professional practices.

We offer competitive salaries, paid time off benefits along with holiday pay, 401(k) plan with firm contributions, three different health insurance plan options and flexible work options

Everyone at Sciarabba Walker contributes to our success, and we offer opportunities to develop at every stage of your career.

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Audit Manager

Sciarabba Walker is currently seeking an experienced Audit Manager to join our firm. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing an engagement team and providing various audit and assurance services to our for-profit, not-for-profit, credit union, employee benefit practices. A CPA designation is preferred, but not required. Candidates with industry/controller experience who are interested in a career in public accounting will be considered.

The audit manager will be responsible for:

  • Planning audit objects and determining audit strategy.
  • Establishing expectations of the audit team and managing against budget.
  • Leading multiple audit engagements and completing priorities in a fast-moving environment.
  • Identify accounting and audit risks using US GAAS and US GAAP.
  • Managing all engagement fieldwork to ensure quality service and timely delivery of results.
  • Assisting with client engagement administrative tasks including staffing and ensuring profitability margins are met.  
  • Responsible for a wide range of assignments including training and mentoring of staff, client service, and practice development.

The right candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business-related field.
  • CPA or CPA exam candidate.
  • 7+ years of experience in providing financial audit services in a CPA firm.
  • Demonstrated success leading teams and mentoring other audit staff on client engagements.
  • Working knowledge of ProSystem Engagement and other audit software programs is a plus.
  • Strong technical skills and ability to research complicated audit issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience successfully managing client relationships.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite tools and applications.

We take a team approach in our work, reviewing and supporting coworkers and providing excellent customer service to our clients.  Practice areas include credit unions, high technology, and startup companies, hospitality, manufacturing, not-for-profit organizations, and medical and professional practices.

Sciarabba Walker offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package including health, dental, life, and long-term disability as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan with company matching.

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