Experienced Accountant

Company: LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors

General Information
US-LA-Baton Rouge, LA
4 Year Degree
At least 6 year(s)
Up to 25%
Job Description

Is your head in the Cloud?  Do you have a techie side as well as an in-depth knowledge of accounting?  

LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors, one of the region's fastest growing and respected CPA firms is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Accounting Services team as an Experienced Accountant. This position is based in our Baton Rouge, LA office. This is a full-time role with competitive pay and benefits.

LaPorte was ranked one of the fastest growing firms in the U.S. by Inside Public Accounting Magazine. And, Practical Accounting Magazine placed it among the top 15 firms in the Southwest. How about job satisfaction?


We were named one of the 60 Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accountant Media Group. And we have made Times Picayune’s list of Top Places to Work for the past 3 years.

Job Requirements

•    Work with our clients as an outsourced controller\CFO
•    Recommend and assist in implementation of various cloud accounting  applications
•    Prepares and post journal entries for clients
•    Prepares monthly account reconciliations and sales tax reports
•    Perform monthly financial close and related activities
•    Completes assignments within budgeted time and meets tight deadlines
•    Ensures assignments meet the firms’ service quality standards
•    Identifies and communicates engagement matters to managers and partners
•    Establish business contacts with clients and provide excellent customer service by following up in a timely manner
•    Works with Clientele in various industries
•    Become familiar with Firm’s practices and polices

Credentials & Experience
•    BS/MS in Accounting
•    6+ years of  Accounting Experience
•    For Senior Manager/Manager positions CPA Certification is required

•    For Senior roles CPA or exam eligible is a plus

Knowledge & Skills
•    Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Programs
•    Proficient in at least one accounting software package i.e. QuickBooks, Peachtree, Creative Solutions. Intacct
•    Proficient in multiple cloud accounting applications i.e. Bill.com; Tallie; XCM, Intacct, QBO
•    Experience in Financial Statement preparation, General Ledger, Payroll Tax Return preparation, Sales Tax Returns Preparation, Account Reconciliations, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to work in a team environment
•    Ability to handle multiple engagements simultaneously, while maintaining consistency and accuracy
•    Ability to successfully interact with staff as well as clients
•    Must exhibit a high degree of professionalism
•    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•    Self-motivated and detail oriented

Travel Requirement
•    To accommodate the needs of clients, 20-30% of  time will be spent traveling usually within the state of Louisiana

Join our team of dedicated professionals by applying through the CareerBuilder "Apply" link.


Equal Opportunity Employer