Melanson is a large firm with the environment of a small firm. We encourage our staff to have a voice and be connected – with our clients, our firm, and our community. Our values exemplify how we treat our employees with honesty, kindness, and fairness. We provide an environment where staff can demonstrate perseverance, bravery, and judgement every day – finding solutions for our clients. These values are our foundation. From our large network of clients to our family-feel within each office, and within the firm overall, you will find plenty of reasons why Melanson is the right career move for you.
Melanson is looking for Staff Accountants to join our governmental audit and commercial departments for our NH, MA and ME locations.
Responsible for learning and applying their technical skills and working as part of a team carrying out tasks under close coaching and supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform audits and other client services in the office and at clients’ offices. (governmental)
Perform audit procedures in accordance with auditing standards, prepare documentation necessary to support audit work papers and assist in the preparation of audited financial statements for governmental and nonprofit clients. (governmental)
Prepare tax returns, perform other accounting projects, and create all documentation necessary to support accounting functions for commercial clients. (tax)
Read and be familiar with pronouncements from the AICPA, FASB, GASB, and the OMB’s Uniform Guidance.
Prepare to sit for and pass the CPA examination (if eligible).
Stay up to date on firm policies, procedures, and the AICPA and the state CPA society’s rules, regulations, and Code of Ethics.
Look for opportunities to provide additional services to our clients.
Perform other job functions and projects as requested to support the Firm.
Must be able to travel to client locations (usually within one to two hours of the office), approximately 50-60% of the time.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting required. Master of Science Degree in Accountancy or Taxation preferred.
CPA preferred or desire to achieve.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a MUST.
Motivated, service driven, strong work ethic, good organizational skills, and the ability and desire to take on responsibility.
Good work ethic, service driven, strong organizational and analytical skills.
Strong computer skills – Microsoft products, advanced Excel and Word, Quickbooks experience is a plus.
Top Industry Specializations
Melanson specializes in audits for state and local entities, nonprofit, automobile dealerships, manufacturing, healthcare, construction, forestry and fishing, and 401K audits.
Our client services include advising and consulting, audit and assurance, corporate and domestic tax, individual tax services (including financial services and wealth management), and state and local tax.
4 locations in Merrimack, NH; Greenfield, MA; Andover, MA; Ellsworth, ME