Senior Accountant

Have you had enough of chasing the billable hour and being an interchangeable employee at a big firm? Are you looking for a long term position where you can work one on one with partners to learn all aspects of an engagement? Do you want to be valued as an integral member of the company that you work for? If any of this is true, considering joining the DavisKelly team!

DavisKelly CPAs is a full-service accounting and business-consulting firm that is dedicated to working with and advising not-for-profit organizations. With offices in New York and Boston, the firm serves over one hundred not-for-profit organizations. We understand the nonprofit sector’s unique accounting, financial, and consulting requirements and we help resolve issues and assist in designing approaches that will yield not-for-profit organizations to be more productive while maintaining their core mission and values that drive each of them.

The DavisKelly team is a dedicated group of professionals who have the business skills, industry experience, and advanced technical know-how of a full-service accounting practice. As an audit professional, you will guide our clients through evaluating, reporting and complying for the needs of their financial reporting.

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Job Details:

  • Provides timely, high quality client service that meets or exceeds client expectations.
  • Keeps lines of communication open with staff and clients.
  • Performs diversified accounting, auditing, and tax assignments under the direction of the Partner or Manager.
  • Demonstrates competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and Firm standards.
  • Meets time and client deadlines.
  • Participates in planning and scheduling client engagements.
  • Monitors and reports regarding the productivity of staff and adheres to work plan schedules on each assignment.
  • Directs and instructs Staff Accountants, when applicable, in work to be performed and work paper review.
  • Determines the extent of test-checking required in an audit and selects the transactions to be tested.
  • Prepares and indexes work papers, performs various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters.
  • Prepares complicated tax returns.
  • Suggest client tax planning ideas and opportunity to increase level and types of services to a Partner or Manager.
  • Prepares routine correspondence to client for approval and signature of a Partner or Manager and writes comments for management letters.
  • Drafts reports including footnotes.
  • Performs the broadest range of accounting tasks so that direct participation Partners and/or Managers is kept to a minimum.
  • Leads engagement team and prepares end of engagement evaluations for staff.

Other Functions

  • Keeps abreast of latest developments as they affect GAAP and the Firm’s standards and policies.
  • Prepares other reports and projects as requested from time to time by the Partners.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Position/Program Requirements:

  • Minimum Years of Experience: At least 4 years of experience in public accounting, demonstrating a progression in complexity, scope, and number of engagements managed.
  • Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Accounting or other related program.

Knowledge Preferred:

  • Some knowledge and exposure to the common issues facing not-for-profit organizations.
  • Technical knowledge of U.S. GAAP and US GAAS.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or commitment to pass CPA exam and thereafter obtain CPA licensure

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in the use of computers and computer accounting and tax software programs.
  • Proven record of simultaneously managing multiple projects and engagement teams for various clients.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

If you are interested in applying to become part of our team, please send your resume with cover letter via:

E-Mail: and write “Senior Accountant Position” in the subject line


Mail: Nancy Kelly, DavisKelly, CPAs, 4238 Washington Street, Suite 307, Boston, MA 02131

Our Service Promise: No Surprises!

Audits don't have to be painful! We work with you every step of the way and answer your questions, all without tacking on hidden fees for our services.

We Speak Your Language

To be fluent in a language, it's best to live in a country that speaks it every day. We are are permanent residents in the Not-for-Profit world-- not tourists! Serving not-for-profit organizations is about 95% of the work that we do. Our team of professionals have a combined total of over 50 years of experience!

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1345 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10105


4238 Washington Street, Suite 307
Boston, MA 02131

Phone: 617-390-5734

Our Firm Difference:

DavisKelly is a full-service Certified Public Accounting and business consulting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services. We help dynamic companies and not-for-profit organizations achieve their missions as well as their financial goals.
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