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Staff Accountant

Full Time

Kemper CPA Group LLP, a top 100 public accounting firm, is a multifaceted regional CPA firm with 26 offices in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and California. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Staff Accountant position in our Champaign, IL office. 

We believe staff development is essential at all levels and embrace a learning environment here at Kemper CPA Group. Staff Accountants rotate between a variety of general accounting, bookkeeping, tax and audit assignments. The appropriate candidate should possess a basic understanding of accounting concepts and hope to make a career in public accounting. All activities of the Staff Accountant I are closely monitored and supervised to ensure success.

Job Duties

  • Complete basic procedures for general accounting functions such as: bank reconciliations, accrual computations, statistical and account analysis, inventory observations and depreciation schedule updates.
  • Complete simple tax returns in an efficient and effective manner within the time constraints given.
  • Work independently as well as in a team environment within tax and/or audit engagements.
  • Follow basic audit work paper techniques and spreadsheets, follow-up with clients on explanations of discrepancies, and assist in preparing final report.
  • Execute routine journal entries and prepare simple financial statements utilizing the provided format.

Skills Required

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a preference of at least 150 credit hours and eligible to sit for the CPA Exam.
  • Possess technology skills which contribute to the completion of assignments.
  • Display the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to clients and staff in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate ownership of work assigned and take the initiative to complete the work assigned.
  • Work under time constraints.
  • Display analytical skills with an orientation to focus on details and accuracy.

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
Please click on the Apply Now button below to submit your information. 

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.