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Louis Plung & Company is a dynamic public accounting firm with specialists who are committed to the firm’s philosophy of delivering high quality, personalized client service. We work with many of Pittsburgh’s leading private companies to maximize their tax benefits, reduce their exposure to risk and fraud, and help them become more profitable enterprises.

To accomplish these goals, we require a team of highly skilled, dedicated professionals in the areas of tax, audit, consulting services, and administrative support. As they become available, positions will be posted here.

Current Opportunities:

At Louis Plung & Company we work with a variety of industries, providing comprehensive accounting and business advisory services. Of course, our experience is not limited to those industries listed below. Rather, this is an introduction to industries with which we specialize, and an example of our scope. Please contact us about your business to learn how Louis Plung & Company can meet your precise needs.

Job Description

Louis Plung & Company is currently seeking an experienced and self-motivated audit professional to join our growing team.

Audit seniors work under the general direction of Audit managers. Audit seniors direct work on client engagements in a variety of industries, assist on larger client engagements, and perform most work assigned with a minimum of assistance. They train and lead staff, instruct them in work to be performed, review the work done, provide feedback, and direct necessary revisions. Audit seniors are responsible for proper performance of fieldwork and reporting progress to supervisors, managers, and/or partners. They are involved in planning and completing audit engagements as well as preparing financial statements and suggesting improvements to internal controls. Audit seniors must have excellent organizational skills as they coordinate several engagements simultaneously while meeting set deadlines.

Some of the expectations of an Audit senior are listed below. For a full job description click here.

  1. Perform diversified accounting, auditing and other assignments with direction from managers or partners.
  2. Supervise and train staff accountants and/or interns, where applicable.
  3. Research and consult on various audit matters; utilizing generally accepted standards.
  4. Demonstrate excellent communication between Louis Plung & Company professionals and clients.
  5. Participate in client presentations and marketing activities, to assist in attracting new business and further client portfolios.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Louis Plung & Company has the right to revise the job description at any time.

If you’re interested in this long-term opportunity for an experienced audit professional, apply today by emailing your resume to [email protected].

Qualifications

  • At least 2-6 years of audit experience at a public accounting firm
  • Current and valid CPA license, or actively working toward obtaining a Pennsylvania license
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated with strong work ethic and desire to grow career in public accounting

Ability to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously

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Paraprofessionals Summary of Responsibilities:

A Supervising Senior is responsible for larger more complex engagements than a Senior and will manage multiple engagements simultaneously. Supervising Seniors assume responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments, can review working papers and financial statements, and can communicate with clients on a one-on-one basis. Supervising Seniors are responsible for complying with professional standards and regulations.

Performance Expectations:

  • Assumes full responsibility for supervising engagements and special assignments using established Firm policies and
  • Coordinates various phases of engagements, plans engagements, budgets time and expenses, monitors actual performance against budget, reviews working papers for accuracy and completeness, and reviews financial statements for suitability of presentation and adequacy of
  • Resolves accounting and auditing problems as they arise and discusses with manager and Partner before final decision is made and communicated to client.
  • Provides supervision and on-the-job training to staff assigned to
  • Reviews and evaluates clients’ internal controls and makes recommendations if needed. Informs manager and Partner of any internal control issues noted.
  • Assigns work to staff members based on their knowledge and
  • Supports training of staff members, offers guidance and direction, gives constructive criticism of working
  • Ensures that working papers, financial statements, and other documents are prepared in accordance with generally accepted professional and firm
  • Communicates effectively all aspects of work performed to clients, staff, managers, and partners (this includes both verbal and written communication).
  • Communicates engagement’s progress, problems, resolutions, financial information, and other business concerns to the client, manager and partner.
  • Reviews with managers or partners significant findings that raise questions involving accounting principles or statement
  • Prepares or reviews financial statements, notes, schedules, and management letters (where appropriate) for later discussion between manager or partner and the
  • Works directly with clients to meet their needs, while communicating status of all clients to managers and
  • Demonstrates confidence when dealing with staff and clients on all
  • Makes sure that work is completed promptly and within predetermined
  • Maintains high professional standards.
  • Contributes to staff performance

Assignments:

Supervising Seniors are responsible for firm engagements. Duties may include the following:

  • Supervising staff, delegating portions of engagements, and taking responsibility for decisions relating to
  • Distributing work load to ensure maximum staff productivity, ensuring that lower-level staff work is performed by appropriate personnel, and supervising work schedules of all
  • Assuming some responsibility for administrative functions including staff evaluations, budget preparation, staff training, and contributing to the firm’s policies and communicating these policies to the
  • Serving in educational programs as an instructor or discussion
  • Participating in the firm’s practice development efforts, which consists of expanding services to clients, including projections and
  • Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by managers or
  • Such other duties as may be

Professional Development: 

Supervisors are expected to develop professionally by:

  • Acting as a staff mentor by providing guidance and serving as a professional role
  • Becoming more conscious of the need to increase the firm’s growth through new business, identifying new services that may be sold to clients, and continuing to attempt to attract new
  • Continuing to promote the firm’s image through participation in civic, professional, and business organizations, including speaking engagements and
  • Learning new technology the firm introduces into the work

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Master’s degree in A Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in another business discipline may qualify if it includes enough accounting credits to qualify for the CPA exam.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, verbal and
  • Continuing professional education as established by the AICPA and applicable state society, averaging 40 hours

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent same day travel for work at client’s offices, meetings, and seminars using a personal
  • Occasional out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients, meetings, or seminars, often using a personal
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the Overtime and Saturday work may be required from mid-January through end of April as well as other times throughout the year depending on client needs.
  • Minimal Safety Hazards: General office working

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by partners or managers to perform other instructions and duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

If you’re interested in this long-term opportunity, apply today by emailing your resume to [email protected].

Classification:  Full-Time, Exempt

Reports to:  Tax Director, Tax Partners

Supervises:  Supervising Seniors, Seniors and Staff Tax Accountants

Summary of Responsibilities:

A Tax Manager is the liaison between the partner, Tax Director, the client, and the professional tax staff.  Managers are responsible for managing multiple tax projects simultaneously, and scheduling, staffing, and coordinating workflow.  Tax Managers develop and train staff and make associations to develop new business for the firm.  The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring the firm complies with tax law on all tax returns prepared and maintaining awareness of any new tax legislation.  The tax manager is also responsible for reviewing and occasionally preparing more complex tax returns.  He/she ensures that any tax paid by clients is the legal minimum by applying appropriate tax planning strategies.

Estimated Years of Experience:

6+ years

Performance Expectations:

  • Responsible for managing all tax-related facets of client projects/engagements regardless of complexity in an efficient, timely and professional matter.
  • Plans, schedules and staffs engagements using firm policies and procedures, delegates responsibilities to tax staff when possible in order to maximize workflow.
  • Maintains contact with clients throughout the year; possesses a thorough knowledge of the client and all facets or client’s business and industries they serve.
  • Supervises staff and provides on-the-job training, reviews tax returns and workpapers prepared by staff. Reviews any changes required or recommendations for improvement with the staff.
  • Motivates tax staff by providing accurate, specific and timely feedback and evaluating their strengths, weakness and progress continually so that staff can make modifications when necessary and continue to grow in their professional development, and acting as a mentor to less experienced staff.
  • Develops and manages budgets for tax preparation projects and reviews causes of any significant deviations from predetermined budgets.
  • Prepares engagement letter for approval by
  • Works to develop responsible, trained staff by preparing performance evaluations.
  • Maintains high professional and ethical standards.
  • Ensures that clients, partners and tax director are kept informed of the status of work in progress as well as all important client developments.
  • Communicates progress of engagements, issues and resolutions to client.
  • Prepares invoices to clients and communicates details of fees to clients.
  • Assists in departmental or firm administration functions as assigned by the Tax Director/Tax Partners.
  • Able to acquire, develop and retain clients. Nurtures and develops relationships with prospective clients for services performed by the firm.
  • Manage all client engagements, regardless of complexity, in an efficient, timely and professional way.
  • Communicates with tax director/partner on a timely basis when issues arise requiring additional expertise, experience or guidance.
  • Performs complex tax research assignments as requested by Tax Director/Partners or as determined in order to meet client needs. Assists tax staff in developing effective tax research skills.
  • Prepares written tax analyses/tax position papers for clients and for dissemination within the department for training purposes.
  • Communicates with various taxing authorities regarding tax notices, billings, etc. Drafting written responses to notices from taxing authorities as well as reviewing written responses drafted by tax staff prior to sending to taxing authorities.
  • Ensures that tax returns prepared by staff are prepared in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and applicable state laws and regulations.

Assignments:

Managers assume responsibility for all tax projects/engagements and many administrative matters including:

  • Able to perform all professional and administrative functions of subordinates.
  • Prepares staff-level performance reviews.
  • Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills by disseminating information to staff at all levels of the firm, as well as partners and clients.
  • Preparing engagement budgets.
  • Demonstrates the capacity to earn client’s respect and trust, providing opportunities to sell existing clients new services and attract new business to the firm.
  • Prepares Client Billing (when applicable).
  • Works with minimal supervision and identifies issues to discuss with partners/tax director prior to making decisions.
  • Develops responsible, trained staff by assisting in recruiting, developing training aids and acting as an instructor in professional development programs.
  • Participates in the firm’s business development efforts.
  • Preparing other projects or duties as assigned by the Tax Director or Tax Partners.
  • Serves as content developer as well as an instructor/presenter in department or firm-wide educational programs.
  • Such other duties may be assigned.

Professional Development:

Tax Managers are expected to develop professionally by:

  • Promoting the firm in order to increase profits by participating in civic, business, and professional organizations. Strives to develop and maintain a network of business contacts (e.g. private equity firms, lawyers, bankers and realtors).
  • Recruiting qualified staff members and taking on administrative duties.
  • Learning and implementing new technology introduced into the work environment.
  • Participating in career development programs to improve managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Master’s degree in A Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in another business discipline may qualify if it includes enough accounting credits to qualify for the CPA exam, JD, MST, or EA.
  • An active certified public accountant’s license or other LPC approved certification is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring in new business to a CPA firm.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, verbal and written.
  • Continuing professional education as established by the AICPA and applicable state society, averaging 40 hours annually.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the AICPA and applicable state society.
  • Proficient in use of computers and be familiar with tax software (preferably CCH) and tax research software.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional same day travel for meetings at client offices and seminars, using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Overtime and Saturday work may be required from early February through mid-April and during September-October in order to meet tax deadlines. Additional overtime may be required at other times throughout the year in order to meet client needs.
  • Minimal Safety Hazards. General office working conditions.

The job description does not list all duties of the position.  The Tax Manager may be asked by partners/tax director to perform other duties.  The incumbent will be evaluated based on his/her performance of the tasks as listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment and the firm, or the Tax Manager may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

If you’re interested in this long-term opportunity, apply today by emailing your resume to [email protected].

Classification:  Full-Time, Exempt

Reports to:  Tax Senior Accountants, Tax Supervising Seniors, Tax Managers, Tax Director, Tax Partners

Summary of Responsibilities:

Tax Staff Accountants are entry-level employees that are given various tax-related assignments under the supervision of different professionals.  Working under close supervision, they prepare tax returns of an entry level of complexity in addition to assisting with portions of larger tax assignments.  Performance is judged based on the quality of work, application of tax/accounting knowledge, and ability to meet time constraints.  Responsibilities increase with demonstrated skill.  Staff must learn how to comply with the tax law on all tax returns as well as becoming aware of any new tax legislation.

Estimated Years of Experience:

0-3 years

Performance Expectations:

  • Prepares various tax returns of a lesser complexity (individual, business, nonprofit, trust and estate).
  • Performs other tax-related tasks as requested such as running depreciation reports, preparing tax projections, mapping general ledger trial balances for tax return purposes, etc.
  • May perform accounting services to adjust client books.
  • Develops efficient work habits – work must be accurate, organized and prompt.
  • Practices effective written and oral communication.
  • Develops awareness of federal and state tax laws and regulations and how they must be applied when preparing tax returns.
  • Ensures that tax in-charge is kept informed of the status of work in progress.
  • Becomes familiar with tax research software and performs less complex tax research assignments as requested by Tax Director/Partners/Managers or as determined in order to meet client needs.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of the Firm.
  • Behaves professionally (i.e. maintains positive attitude, refrains from using vulgar language, communicates conflicts with the in-charge, provides appropriate notice when calling off sick or if running late, carries self in a respectful way, etc.).
  • Maintains high professional and ethical standards.

Assignments:

  • Preparing tax returns of a lesser complexity (individual, business, nonprofit, trust and estate).
  • Performing other tax related duties as requested.
  • Gaining proficiency in the use of tax related software (tax return software, research software, fixed asset management system, projection software).

Professional Development:

Tax Staff Accountants are expected to develop professionally by:

  • Passing the CPA exam or receiving other certification (approved by LPC)
  • Participating in continuing professional education.
  • Accepting additional responsibility.
  • Representing the firm and promoting its image by attending local professional and business organization functions.
  • Learning new technology introduced into the work environment.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (with several tax credits preferably) or Master’s degree in accounting/tax. In addition, qualified candidates will have met the 150-hour credit requirement.
  • Either hold a current and valid certified public accountant’s license or be working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable state CPA exam.
  • Proficiency with computer, tax-related and spreadsheet software programs and calculator.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, verbal and written.
  • Continuing professional education as established by the AICPA and applicable state society, averaging 40 hours annually.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional same day travel for meetings at client offices and seminars, using a personal vehicle.
  • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year. Overtime and Saturday work may be required from early February through mid-April and during September-October in order to meet tax deadlines. Additional overtime may be required at other times throughout the year in order to meet client needs.
  • Minimal Safety Hazards. General office working conditions.

The job description does not list all duties of the position.  The Tax Staff Accountant may be asked by partners/tax director/managers/senior tax accountants to perform other duties.  The incumbent will be evaluated based on his/her performance of the tasks as listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment and the firm, or the Tax Supervising Senior may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

If you’re interested in this long-term opportunity, apply today by emailing your resume to [email protected].


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I really appreciate the opportunity for professional growth, flexible work hours and services to the community. I felt lucky to become a part of a group of talented people and a caring family.

ISABEL LI, SENIOR II