Job Opening: Client Accounting and Tax Services Associate

Smith Leonard PLLC is currently seeking tax preparers with public accounting experience to join our team as a full-time Client Accounting and Tax Services Associate. We will also consider experienced Bookkeepers who want to advance beyond their current role and are willing to learn how to prepare tax returns.

About Us:

Smith Leonard is a growing full-service CPA firm with offices in High Point, Winston-Salem and Lexington, NC.  We’ve discovered that public accounting is not a one-size fits all proposition. Different firms offer varying experiences, culture and work environment. Smith Leonard is proud to be a firm that offers an approachable, yet professional culture with great work/life balance. We are consistently rated one of the “Best Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today in their annual employee survey. Our team is empowered and energized by the autonomy of local decision-making and community impact, but our affiliation as a BDO Alliance firm gives us access to scalability and far superior technical resources than you would expect from a “local” firm.

Smith Leonard believes happy employees make happy clients, which is why we are so proud of the team we’ve built together. Please go to our website to learn more about Smith Leonard PLLC at

Job Description:

Candidate must be extremely organized to effectively manage multiple client projects and meet deadlines while maintaining and ensuring quality work product. They will work closely with our clients on an on-going basis. The position requires a commitment to excellence, a desire to take ownership of work product and client relationships, and a spirit of continuous learning.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, savvy with the latest technology, detail oriented, and client service driven. The applicant should also be willing to work overtime during the tax busy season.  This position can be based in either, or a combination of, our Lexington or High Point locations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain an accurate record of client’s financial transactions by performing bookkeeping and accounting services under the direction of a CPA
  • Prepare and file client’s tax compliance forms, including payroll tax, sales & use tax, property tax, and income tax returns
  • Handle tax notices and file extensions, as needed
  • Assist with tax projections and tax calculations for estimates and other tax planning strategies
  • Look for opportunities to provide additional value to clients by proposing other firm services
  • Collaborate on special projects for clients, as needed
  • Evaluate internal and client’s processes and procedures, and recommend improvements

Education and Skills

  • BS or Associates degree in Accounting, or significant related work experience
  • At least one year of public accounting experience highly preferred
  • Tax return preparation experience highly preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products – Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Strong research capabilities, along with oral and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail, organization, and professionalism
  • Energetic, adaptable team member capable of consistent initiative in a fast-paced work environment
  • Seeks advice of appropriate supervisor regarding issues related to compliance
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks, CS Professional Suite, CCH ProSystem fx, or other related applications a plus
  • EA or ATP certification a plus

Smith Leonard offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, an excellent learning environment, and an appreciation for work-life balance.  The benefits package includes health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, holiday and PTO pay, and 401K.  To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to  Please put “Client Accounting and Tax Services Associate” in the email subject.

Visit our website at for more information. Recruiters or other service providers should not respond or contact Smith Leonard.

Smith Leonard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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