Senior Tax Associate

Full Time Flex position in Boston (Remote Possible)

Job Description

Senior Tax Associate
Boston or Remote

Inkwell is seeking a bright Senior Tax Associate to join a top industry client in the Boston area (remote can be considered for the right person). You will independently manage mid-sized, growing clients and think critically about client financial analysis and process improvements. Are you intellectually curious, the life-hack champion of your friends, and driven to grow? Do you want to be part of a hardworking team that helps start ups use their financial data to grow their business? If so, this position may be for you!

Reporting directly to a team Manager, a Senior Associate owns mid-sized client closes, collaborates with Associates to initiate close work, and Managers to finalize all close materials. Our clients are diverse and growing, so Senior Associates continually develop their exposure to and skillset with managing rapid growth and changing financial needs. At a high level, this is accomplished through the following:

- Collaborating with Accounting Controllers, Managers, and Associates to support and balance multiple client needs
- Fully owning certain ongoing client relationships while supporting Managers on others.

Ongoing work may include:
Managing monthly close and financial statement generation
Performing data entry and ongoing account reconciliation work
Managing bill payments and invoicing for clients in a timely fashion
Maintaining and optimizing Client Process Handbook
Leading and coaching Associates to execute client deliverables and grow professionally
Effectively and clearly communicating with clients and coworkers across various channels
Periodically supporting Senior Leadership on strategic initiatives and operational improvements
Participating in "tech pilots" to test and implement the latest industry software innovations and productivity tools

Required Qualifications:
This isn't your first accounting job:
1-2 years of public accounting or 3+ years of accounting/bookkeeping experience
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
You're a smarty pants: accounting or finance BS degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (out of 4.0)
You're social: you like working/collaborating with teams and strong communication is critical to your success
You're organized and you know the devil is in the details
You're flexible and adaptable to new situations, including learning new software
You're excited about working with start ups

Bonus points:
CPA (or in the process of obtaining it)
Experience using Quickbooks, Xero,, Expensify, Stripe, JustWorks, TriNet, and Gusto
Intermediate Excel Skills