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Accounting Associate (Bookkeeper)

Full Time

Kemper CPA Group LLP, a top 100 public accounting firm, is a multifaceted regional CPA firm with 28 offices in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and California. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for an Accounting Associate position in our Merced office. 

This individual is responsible for computing, classifying, and recording financial transactions to ensure the financial records of the client organization are accurate. Our Accounting Associates also perform routine financial calculations and general ledger duties for clients while also checking the accuracy of calculations performed by other employees when needed.

Job Duties

  • Perform general bookkeeping duties, including posting information to accounting software and regularly reconciling accounts (bank reconciliations).
  • Payroll preparation including related payroll tax returns and deposits.
  • Sales tax return preparation.
  • Manage accounts receivable, including receiving payments, handling inquiries, and billing clients.
  • Manage accounts payable, including paying invoices and handling payment inquiries.
  • Maintain vendor contact information.
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll tax returns.
  • Preparation of financial statements.

Skills Required

  • Possess an associate degree in accounting, business administration, or a related field.
  • 2-3 years bookkeeping/accounting experience.
  • Prior bookkeeping/accounting experience with QuickBooks is required.
  • Tax preparation experience a plus.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Great problem-solving skills and the ability to work well with limited direction.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks related to accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Ability to communicate with upper-management, co-workers, customers, and vendors in a professional manner.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Intuition for exercising good judgment.

Pay and Benefits

Our employees play an integral role in our success as a firm.  We value the long-term relationships we have developed with our clients as a result of our ability to retain our brightest professionals and believe in rewarding our employees with a competitive base compensation that is commensurate with the position and candidate’s experience.  Additional compensation includes bonus pay and new business incentives.  We also offer an attractive benefits package that includes:

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Holiday pay
  • Long- and short-term disability leave
  • Paid sick leave
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k) plan and profit sharing contributions
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid CPA Exam study time, Becker CPA Review course, and Exam reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Wellness program
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Access to investment advice

How to Apply

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The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The successful candidate must be authorized to work on a full-time basis for any employer in the United States. Kemper CPA Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.