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Seasonal Tax Preparer

Hamilton Tharp is a niche firm focusing on high-net worth individuals and professional athletes. Our Firm provides services well beyond our clients’ expectations, including complete accounting, tax, and advisory services to a variety of individuals and businesses. We offer an exciting, up-tempo and challenging work environment situated on a beautiful campus in Solana Beach. Founded in 1980, Hamilton Tharp, LLP has assembled a team of top tax and accounting professionals to assist clients in reaching their financial and life goals. We are looking to hire a Seasonal Tax Preparer for the upcoming tax season (early February to April 15). This is a highly flexible role, open to a partial work from home arrangement once the expectations of this position are understood. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience preparing tax returns and can embrace the firm’s technology. Proficiency with our tax software, Ultra Tax and SurePrep, is preferred.  It is estimated that the time commitment will be at least 25 hours per week and possibly more as the deadline gets closer.

A successful Tax Preparer at Hamilton Tharp, LLP is able to perform a variety of accounting and financial reporting tasks for specific clients and make decisions on most accounting and tax matters. In this position, you will prepare individual, fiduciary, corporate, partnership, and non-profit returns with little supervision. Additionally, you will be responsible for reviewing tax returns prepared by others and assume responsibility for planning and supervising these engagements. Both management and technical knowledge are required for the review and evaluation process of staff accountants and interns.

The tax preparer’s proficiency in tax and accounting techniques, including knowledge of the reference sources available to the Firm, the ability to monitor budgets, communication within the firm and proactive and extensive client contact are crucial to this position. Applying an extensive knowledge of accounting principles and financial expertise to the daily decisions made when servicing clients’ accounts is critical to the Firm’s reputation as a high-quality service provider.

Knowledge, Experience
& Requirements

Knowledge, Experience & Requirements

  • Five to seven years’ experience in preparing and reviewing tax return
  • Familiarity and Experience with paperless office and software (UltraTax, Sureprep)
  • Proficiency in pertinent IRC sections and regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with professional accounting and tax software.
  • Expertise in standard concepts, practices, and procedures in the Accounting field.
  • Reliable and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independent with little to no supervision
  • Efficient in time management for projects
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