Principal Accountant
Job Opportunity at Recruit Strong LLC

Posted on Jun 29

6107616987

Location: Media, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4136757

Definition
 
A principal is able to maintain solid client relationships, effectively supervise staff, demonstrate a strong commitment to the firm, and perform work on all levels of engagements with little supervision.
 
Reporting to: Partner
 
Performance expectations
 
Principals are expected to:
•   Supervise all staff members, including making sure to delegate work effectively and ensure that training procedures are followed
•   Assume all responsibility for engagements, including deadlines and other decisions
•   Comply with all peer review requirements
•   Maintain constant contact with clients, striving to identify and meet their needs efficiently and effectively
•   Maintain high professional standards
•   Handle all client engagements, regardless of complexity, in an efficient, timely, and professional way
 
Assignments
 
Principals assume responsibility for all engagements and many administrative matters, including:
•   Performing all administrative and professional functions of subordinates
•   Preparing staff-level performance reviews
•   Exhibiting strong written and oral communication skills by disseminating information to staff at all levels of the firm, as well as partners and clients
•   Preparing engagement budgets
•   Demonstrating the capacity to earn client’s respect and trust, providing opportunities to sell existing clients new services and attract new business to the firm
•   Preparing client billing
•   Effectively operating CD-ROM technology and properly applying computer software
•   Working with minimal supervision and identifying major problems to discuss with partners before making decisions
 

Professional development
 
Principals are expected to develop professionally by:
 
•   Promoting the firm to increase profits by writing for professional publications and participating in civic, business, and professional organizations, while establishing contact with professionals (e.g., doctors, lawyers, bankers, and realtors)
•   Recruiting qualified staff members and taking on administrative duties
•   Learning new technology the firm introduces into the work environment
 
Educational requirements
 
Minimum of a B.A. degree in accounting, required licenses, certificates, demonstrated knowledge of advanced accounting and tax principles, strong management and communication and interpersonal skills, and proficiency in related tax accounting, spreadsheet, and word processing software
 
Working conditions
 
Minimal safety hazards, general office conditions
 
Every employee works for firm, not only for a particular supervisor or department. Accordingly, employees are expected to act in the best interests of the firm, even if doing so requires actions or responsibilities not listed in the above job description. This job description is provided for informational purposes only and is subject to revision by management when client service needs change.
 
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