Tax Staff Accountant 2

Tax · Rockville, Maryland
Department Tax
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Competitive

Are you in the DC metro area and want to work for an awesome company that is in growth mode?  

E. Cohen and Company, CPA’s is looking for a Staff Accountant Level 2 in our Tax department that wants to be rewarded for hard work and dedication, who thrives on being the best in their profession, is in search of a relaxed atmosphere and work-life balance, and who loves to give back.   We are growing and need to add top-notch people to our team!

Who are we?

We are a full-service CPA firm based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area providing Tax Compliance & Consulting, Audit & Assurance, Business Advisory Services and Business Technology Services since 1991.  Our industries include Government Contractors, Nonprofit Organizations, High Net Worth Individuals, Wholesalers, Professional Services Firms, Real Estate Developers, Professional Athletes & Sports Executives and Restaurateurs.

Why are we awesome?

A few of our accomplishments are highlighted below:

  • Raised over $100,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night® Walk.
  • Fostered a 95% client retention rate with a dedication to customized client service.
  • Honored by Accounting Today Magazine and Best Companies Group, who named the firm as a “Best Accounting Firm to Work For” for eight years in a row.
  • Honored by the Washington, D.C. region’s top business executives in the Smart CEO magazine, Smart CPA Readers’ Choice section.
  • Launched ECC IT Solutions – a business technology firm providing myriad technology services to our clients who don’t maintain full time IT staff.

About the position

The Tax Staff Accountant Level 2 is a 2-3 year professional responsible for assisting the tax department with accurate and timely tax services.   Experience with a mid-large sized firm is a plus.  CCH tax software experience is also a plus.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar field.
  • A CPA or CPA in process is required. 
  • Competency in technical skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Knowledge of GAAP.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Assist Senior Accountants, Managers and Senior Managers handling the workload with heavy emphasis on busy season (Late January to April 15) and other important deadlines throughout the year.
  • Prepare intermediate to advanced income tax returns.
  • Prepare 1099s/W-2s/Personal Property tax returns.
  • Take responsibility for basic correspondence with taxing jurisdictions.
  • Develop effective work paper technique and correct documentation skills.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of tax processes and procedures.
  • Gain experience with various industries and more advanced tax returns.
  • Understand the basics of the forms/tax law and software.  
  • Follow procedures for use of iChannel, XCM, Pfx Tax, Pfx Engagement, BNA Tax planner.
  • Identify and research technical issues, identify risks, develop basic knowledge of tax research software.
  • Understand firm’s offerings and business concepts (i.e. budgeting, etc.).
  • Follow directions, attempts to resolve issues and knows when to seek help.
  • Take ownership of assigned engagements including communicating the status and progress of those engagements and completes within timeframe.
  • Attend networking events.
  • Participate in CPE/or non CPE training to expand knowledge and stay up-to-date on regulatory changes. 

How to apply:

We offer top-notch compensation, signing bonuses, advancement opportunities, great benefits, and continuing education opportunities. 

Click here to view a list of our open positions and submit your resume and cover letter online. 

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