Senior Accountant (French language required)

Houston, Texas, United States Full-time

Company Overview

Since 2003, Jade Associates has been providing specialized accounting and tax services to French expatriates and entrepreneurs. Jade became a part of the the Fiducial family in 2015. Fiducial, founded in France in 1970, is a major provider of financial services (Business Counseling, Bookkeeping, Payroll and Tax Preparation & Advisory Services) to small businesses and their owners. As a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, Fiducial provides the financial back office infrastructure to clients, allowing them to focus on what they do best:  serve their customers.

Position Overview

Jade is looking for a motivated senior accountant who has experience working with businesses and individuals on accounting and tax matters.

You will be responsible for general bookkeeping, monthly write up, tax preparation, payroll and other accounting functions for Jade clients. You will actively contribute to business development initiatives.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Reconciliation of bank and company accounts
  • Reviewing clients Financial statement
  • Preparation of outsourced bookkeeping for clients (including A/P)
  • Preparing sales tax returns for clients
  • Preparing payrolls for clients
  • Preparing corporate and partnership tax returns (Forms 1120, 1120S and 1065)
  • Preparing individual income tax returns (Form 1040)
  • Preparing fiduciary tax returns (Form 1041)

Desired Skills/Experience/Attributes

  • 5+ years of experience performing full service bookkeeping for multiple clients in a French CPA firm.
  • 5+ years of experience with payroll processing and tax filing
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills - French Language ability is mandatory
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks or other accounting software is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office to include Excel and Word.
  • Proven track record of solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
  • Proven ability to handle a high-volume workload at a high level, balancing workload and multitasking while meeting deadlines efficiently.
  • 1-2 years of experience in writing and maintaining accurate documentation and reports.

The ideal candidate for this position:

  • Has a positive attitude and an unrivaled ability to work with peers, staff and senior management collaboratively.
  • Has an entrepreneurial drive, is self-motivated and driven to succeed
  • Has exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Possesses an unquestionable level of integrity and respects quality assurance requirements.
  • Has a history of building relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Is committed to fostering and maintaining a service culture.

Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • French accounting degree (Bac + 2 minimum)
  • Driver’s License (foreign or local)

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