Senior Accountant, Client Accounting/Advisory Services

May 20, 2024

As a Senior Accountant in the Client Accounting/Advisory Services (CAS) Department at MichaelSilver, you will play a pivotal role in providing high-quality financial and accounting services to our clients. You will work closely with experienced professionals and have the opportunity to grow your career in a supportive and progressive environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Outsourced Accounting Services: Prepare financial statements, manage accounts receivable and payable, reconcile bank statements and general ledger accounts, and maintain accurate financial records for complex clients
  • Payroll and Sales Tax Filings: Prepare and manage the preparation and submission of payroll tax and sales tax returns and payroll processing for your client list
  • Tax Notices: Manage and oversee payroll and sales tax notices
  • Research: Work on complex research for payroll and sales tax issues
  • Review: Review associate level staff’s work and provide guidance/education
  • Financial Analysis: Prepare and meet with clients quarterly to provide analysis of their financial statements and discuss their businesses
  • Client Engagement: Build and maintain a positive client relationships by addressing their accounting needs, responding to inquiries, and delivering exceptional client service
  • Client Onboarding: Assist in the onboarding of new clients by gathering necessary financial information, setting up accounting systems, and establishing reporting protocols
  • Data Management: Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data, maintaining organized records and workpapers
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with colleagues throughout the firm to ensure seamless services delivery and provide support to senior team members as required
  • Process Improvement: Continuously identify opportunities to enhance accounting process, streamline workflows, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the CAS department


  • 3-5 years of experience doing similar work for a CPA firm
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • Extensive experience with QuickBooks Online, Xero, Yardi, and other major accounting software
  • Comfortable with various technologies including a variety of accounting applications, passionate about learning new technologies to support our work with clients
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY – Ability to travel to clients in the Greater Chicago area. You can work remote, hybrid, or in the office, but must be able to travel to our Deerfield office periodically.

Our standard work week is 37.5 hour week, but we work up to 50 hours a week from January through March. We are proud to offer opportunities for professional growth and accomplishment with a firm culture that encourages community involvement and personal success. We have a great work environment – virtually and in person at our offices in Deerfield, Illinois. MichaelSilver professionals are offered competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and flexible work hours.

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