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Staff Accountant (Entry Level for 2019 Grads)

for 2018-19 graduates from four year undergraduate accounting programs or graduates from master’s degree programs in accounting or taxation who are interested in being exposed to a wide array of experience as opposed to being assigned exclusively to an audit staff or tax department position in a large firm.


All first year staff accountants will work on financial statement audits, computerized client general ledgers, individual, partnership, trust and corporate tax returns. In addition to preparing audit work papers, the staff accountant drafts financial statements for compilation and review engagements.  All staff members spend part of their time at the offices of clients and part of their time in the office of Raines & Fischer LLP.  Excellent communication skills are a requirement as you are expected to interface with clients on a professional level. 


First year staff accountants receive significant training in tax preparation and will be responsible for preparing computerized tax returns on ProSystems fx software. They will also be involved in tax planning and projection work as well as tax research.  Direct interface with clients with regard to these matters begins immediately.


There is also a limited amount of special project work that may include areas of financial planning, portfolio analysis and cash flow projections. Senior staff members and partners provide training in these areas.


All candidates should possess advanced computer skills, strong interpersonal skills and an interest in the entrepreneurial spirit. Knowledge of spreadsheet programs, word processing and Quickbooks accounting software are a plus.


Raines & Fischer LLP offers a highly competitive salary and fringe benefit package and believes in merit advances as opposed to those based on longevity.


If you are looking at the Big-Four firms, also consider the advantages of a smaller firm that provides one-on-one professional development.

At Raines & Fischer, we make it a priority to provide our employees with the level of mentoring they deserve, at the start of their careers and beyond. The size of our firm allows us to offer valuable individualized attention, not only to our clients, but also to our employees.

Benefit from personal interaction with our partners from day one.

At Raines & Fischer, you will be guided and supported by our partners and other senior staff members so that you can confidently accept the responsibilities with which you are entrusted. And your opportunity for professional growth doesn’t end there. We work with you every step of the way to help you gain the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to reach your full potential. In fact, many of our more senior associates began their careers with Raines & Fischer and have grown in stature along with our firm.

Work in a friendly, respectful environment that affords you your own time, your own opportunities, and your own office.

At Raines & Fischer, you’re more than just a number. You are a respected member of our team from the day you begin your career with us. As such, you’ll have opportunities to use your education, knowledge, and talents for more than just simple tasks. And because you are a professional, you will be provided with the resources and environment — including your own office — to help you perform at your best.  

We also respect your time off the clock as much as the time you spend at the office, making it possible to work smarter, not longer. We recognize the importance of a healthy work/life balance and understand that it can be achieved without sacrificing our commitment to clients and the work we do.

Enjoy hands-on, direct client involvement providing these Raines & Fischer services:

  • Audit & Review
  • Bookkeeping
  • Estates & Trust Administration
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Hedge Fund Services
  • New Business Formation
  • Tax Audit Representation
  • Tax Services


Entry Level Staff Accounting Position