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Job Code:2018-VA-005
Location:Fairfax VA
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time

Position Summary
High quality CPA firm in FairOaks area, looking for a full or part-time (32-40 hours a week) paraprofessional to provide write-up and other paraprofessional services to a variety of firm clients.

Position Description

Essential job functions:

  • Provide write-up services on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to a variety of firm clients as needed
  • Setup QuickBooks data files from scratch and be able to customize to fit client industry and specialized reporting requirements
  • Train clients in setup and use of QuickBooks accounting software
  • Follow up with clients for information and forms, and communicate critical deadlines to ensure timely completion of engagements
  • Ability to work independently with clients
  • Other paraprofessional services as assigned
  • Prepare 1099s, W-2s, BPOL, PPT and other forms for clients as needed
  • Limited travel to client sites when required for training or support
  • Handle photocopying, scanning and filing of all necessary documents in electronic filing system
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned


  • Minimum of associates degree in accounting (bachelors in accounting preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of paraprofessional experience and three years QuickBooks Pro experience, with high level knowledge of accounts payable, receivable and payroll transactions
  • Proficient in setting up QuickBooks accounts, including use of classes, job costing and budgeting functions
  • Familiarity or knowledge of other QuickBooks Pro and Intuit Payroll products desirable
  • QuickBooks Pro certification strongly desired (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Prior experience in CPA firm is strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word and Acrobat Pro
  • Proficient in preparing work papers and reviewing supporting documents in a paperless environment
  • Solid communication, organizational and client service skills
  • Willingness to learn new applications and share knowledge with other staff