Seeking Experienced Tax Accountant

We are looking for a Senior Tax Accountant with experience preparing business and individual tax returns to join our team. The ideal candidate will exhibit the core competencies required of a Partner-in-Training candidate.

Prefer CPA or EA with 3-4 years experience.

Job Responsibilities

Reach out today to join our pool of qualified candidates.

Reach out today to join our pool of qualified candidates.

  • Tax preparation: 1040, 1120S, 1120, 1065 and 1041 returns

  • Preparation of Trust, Charitable Foundation and Not-for-Profit returns

  • Meeting with clients to develop strategies that will improve their business

  • Tax planning and tax estimates for small businesses and individuals

  • Final review and posting adjusting entries to bookkeeping performed by clients or internal staff

  • Analysis of financial statements and KPIs

  • Review staff accounting work and support the workflow in the office

  • Respond to various agency letters

  • Business development through networking, speaking engagements and writing articles

  • Expand existing client opportunities

  • Other related projects and assignments that support company objectives

Professional Requirements

  • 3-4+ years of experience in accounting and tax

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or tax


  • Relevant experience in public accounting is REQUIRED

  • Accounting for health care businesses, financial advisory firms or restaurants a big PLUS

  • Ability to grow, adapt and change with our clients’ and our firm’s needs

Technical Requirements of Position

  • ProConnect Tax Online

  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote

  • QuickBooks online and desktop versions

  • ADP, Intuit Online Payroll, Gusto and other payroll platforms

Intangible Core Competencies

  • Integrity, honesty and sound ethical behavior/judgement

  • Self-motivated achiever with a strong work ethic

  • Builds credibility and confidence with management, clients and team members through interpersonal skills and performance excellence

  • Ability to deliver quality results on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

Potential for Partner Track

During your first 9-12 months of employment, you will be evaluated in the following key areas to assess your suitability as a candidate for our Partner-in-Training track:

  • Business Development

  • Client Relationships and Client Service Excellence

  • Technical Competence

  • Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching

  • Contribution to Firm Management

  • Administrative Responsibilities

Sharp Point’s Partner-in-Training track generally covers a two- to three- year span and includes participation in Executive Leadership meetings and retreats. The Partner-in-Training (1) is given goals specific to the program; (2) is exposed to key firm financial and other partner-level information; (3) is provided with leadership training and other education; and (4) is mentored through the process. This process gives the partner candidate and the firm management the opportunity to observe the other and make sure there is a good fit.


Performance Measures

  • Compliance metrics (meeting deadlines with minimal tax notices/penalties)

  • Client retention metrics

  • Business development metrics

  • Billable hours and gross margin metrics


Why Work with Us

  • Fun and challenging environment that supports your career growth objectives

  • Work/life balance – reasonable flexible schedule accommodations to balance personal demands with those of your career

  • No red tape or office politics - your great ideas will always be heard

  • You have the opportunity become a subject matter specialist in a vertical market

  • Team outings and professional development opportunities

  • Tastefully appointed and comfortable office space


Elgin, IL 60123

(located near 90 & 31 intersection)

Occasional meetings at client or other locations


Benefits (after 90 days of employment)

  • Paid time off

  • Health, dental, vision insurance

  • Company-paid mobile phone service plan

  • Reasonable flexible schedule accommodations

  • Retirement plan with company match

If the above describes you, please forward your resume and your answers to the questions below to

Who We Are

Sharp Point Bookkeeping Solutions is an established firm with a growing business. We provide accounting, tax, payroll, consulting, and outsourced controller and CFO services to small and mid-size firms in a broad range of industries in the Chicago metro area. Our clients include healthcare practices, financial advisory firms, restaurants, real estate management companies, contractors, professional services firms, not-for-profits and closely-held firms in a variety of other industries.

We pride ourselves on being client-oriented and tech savvy.

Company Culture and Values

  • Integrity is the heart of all we do

  • Responsibility to our communities, clients, workplace, families and ourselves

  • Growth – Company, Clients, Personal

  • Code of Excellence

  • Respect

  • Relationship