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Senior Accountant

Primary Responsibilities

• Exposure to a diverse mix of tax, accounting, auditing and business advisory projects

• Assume responsibility for the supervision of tax return preparation engagements

• Plan, coordinate, and supervise the various phases of an audit engagement

• Participate in identifying client issues and communicating with clients and financial managers in areas including tax planning, consulting and client tax advocacy

• Perform most engagements with little supervision; including but not limited to complex, professional level accounting and auditing work

• Ensure adherence at all times to all applicable professional standards

• Prepare financial reports in accordance with GAAP

• Develop a command of pertinent IRC sections and regulations

• Conduct tax, accounting, and auditing research

• Possess a working knowledge of firm technology, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Prosystem fx

• Develop quality client relationships and loyalty


Job Qualifications

• 2-5 years of experience as a Staff Accountant (Experience must be in public accounting.)

• Must possess strong technical knowledge of accounting, auditing, individual, corporate, and partnership tax preparation and compliance

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related

• Possess a CPA license, or currently pursing CPA licensure

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Exceptional interpersonal skills, a natural leader and facilitator

• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

• Proficiency with technology, including MS Excel

• Strong organization and follow up skills, including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet deadlines

• Ability to adapt and flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment
• Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring complete and accurate documentation
• Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently


Staff Accountant

Primary Responsibilities

• Basic Federal and state individual and business tax return preparation

• Financial audit assistance - transaction and internal control testing, confirmation control

• Accounting and tax workpaper documentation

• Participate in identifying client issues and communicating with clients and financial managers in areas including tax planning, consulting and client tax advocacy

• Maintain strong written and oral presentation skills and technological abilities

• Conduct research on various client issue

• Financial analysis and financial statement preparation

• Preparation of state and local Personal Property Tax Returns

• Transaction analysis and data entry using QuickBooks© software

• Bank account reconciliation

• Sales and payroll tax return preparation

• W-2 and 1099 preparation


Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related degree preferred

• Qualified to sit for the uniform CPA exam

• Understanding of Federal and state tax law

• Leadership and organizational skills

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Problem solving and analytical skills

• Proficient use of technology, including MS Excel

• Dedication to continuous improvement and professional development


Company Description

Santos, Postal is an independently owned and operated full service CPA firm focused on providing accounting, auditing, tax preparation and consulting services. Our 40+ person firm is centrally located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We leverage the resources available to our clients through our membership in MGI Worldwide, an alliance of independently owned and operated CPA firms throughout the world, including 24 firms in the United States and Canada.


Our employees are given the opportunity to work on complex projects and the ability to advance professionally in a workplace setting that both cultivates and rewards the enhancement of technical knowledge and skills. We foster an environment based on learning and allow our employees to grow through hands on work experience, participation in training programs, and strong mentoring relationships.


Santos, Postal offers competitive salaries based on relevant experience and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, retirement programs, flexible spending accounts, and other employee incentives. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume, along with a cover letter.


Santos, Postal and Company, PC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits each and every form of unlawful employment discrimination as delineated by federal, state or local law. Santos, Postal welcomes and encourages workforce diversity.  


Certified Public Accountants

11 North Washington Street

Suite 600

Rockville, Maryland 20850


We offer a professional office environment, continuing educational support and training, competitive salary and benefits, and a convenient location. For additional information about this opportunity, please e-mail your resume with cover letter, to Jennifer Hough at, explaining how your background and experience qualifies you for the position.