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Staff Accountant


Crystal Lake, IL Location

Summary: The Staff Accountant is responsible for providing accounting and financial statement services to businesses; preparing individual, trust, partnership, estate, and corporate tax returns; and assisting in client management and firm development initiatives.  This full-time position requires flexible, extended hours during times of increased client volume.


  • Implement client engagements from start to finish (planning, executing, directing, and completing tax projects)
  • Manage engagement budgets
  • Supervise, train, and mentor interns on accounting & tax projects
  • Prepare tax returns and make recommendations regarding accuracy and tax savings opportunities
  • Provide bookkeeping & financial statement services for businesses in a variety of industries
  • Provide payroll services and prepare payroll tax returns for business clients
  • Proactively interact with clients to gather information, resolve accounting & tax-related issues, and make recommendations for business and process improvements
  • Gain understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives
  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary.


  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership, training, and mentoring skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment
  • Professionalism, dependability, integrity, and trustworthiness combined with a cooperative attitude
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to multitask and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines
  • Dedication to superior client service
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Interest in developing and improving technology with the firm and with clients
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs, including spreadsheet programs (Excel) preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA Certification preferred
  • Accounting and/or tax internship experience preferred.


Established with an enduring commitment to ethical and expert accounting, tax, and consulting solutions, Caufield & Flood selects only the most dedicated and experienced professionals. As one of our team members, you will reflect the values that have made Caufield & Flood a premier provider of accounting, tax, and consulting services to sophisticated small businesses, trusts, estates, non-profits, and individuals for more than 50 years. Here, in an environment that values training, innovation, and cutting-edge technologies, you will be inspired to share your experience, knowledge, and character with trusted teammates and valued clients.

Caufield & Flood employees enjoy year-round team building events such as escape rooms, tax season contests, and culinary challenges as well as community involvement events such as Feed My Starving Children. As a valued team member of a smaller firm, you will have many opportunities to influence and shape the client experience, making Caufield & Flood an attractive employment alternative to larger accounting firms.

We invite you to visit our website at www.cfcpas.com then speak with us personally about our flexible summer hours, opportunities for career advancement, and your extraordinary future with Caufield & Flood!

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