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Robert Half Staff Accountant in DES MOINES, Iowa


PUBLIC ACCOUNTING OPPORTUNITY at a local Des Moines firm that has high expectations for quality but not for hours worked….. This accountant position is primarily focused on audit (non profit and governmental) but can have exposure to tax and client accounting if desired by the professional. The firm offers direct interaction with partners, managers and clients, growth and development opportunities, learning situations, a diverse, dynamic, and challenging work environment and a well-balanced lifestyle, that includes personal and family time in addition to professional and networking opportunities

What would you do

  • Conduct all phases of audits including planning and research, risk assessment, fieldwork, reporting of findings, and other procedures as required

  • Prepare working papers to document scope and findings of audits in accordance with GAAS, Governmental Auditing Standards, Uniform Guidance and AICPA standards

  • Demonstrate excellence in communication skills, data gathering, analysis, reporting, and process improvement

  • Prepare compiled financial statements for various clients, including bank reconciliations, payroll calculations, payroll tax reporting and other bookkeeping tasks

  • Prepare federal and state income tax returns, including entering information into the tax software

  • Conduct tax research to determine proper treatment following the Internal Revenue Code

  • Maintain security and confidentiality of all client information

  • Maintain thorough electronic documentation

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required

  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred

  • Experience in accounting or related field preferred

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Well organized with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Effectively multi-task with planning and efficiency

  • Must be able to manage multiple deadlines and prioritize assignments

  • Proficient use of applicable technology; specifically Microsoft Office Applications (Excel and Word)

  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs; All travel is within the State of Iowa.

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