Business Accounting Associate

Business AccountingSt. Louis, MO | Chesterfield, MO | Hybrid

The Business Accounting Department of one of the fastest-growing accounting firms in the country is seeking an Associate who is motivated to learn, excited to collaborate and passionate about delivering outstanding results. This individual will have a direct impact on our firm’s mission of serving as a catalyst for those striving to achieve their highest potential.  

In this role, you will be primarily responsible for the management and oversight of all aspects of the accounting function for selected clients. You will participate in month-end and year-end closing processes, and assist clients with routine accounting functions while assessing their current systems/processes to determine streamlining and automation opportunities. To succeed in this role, you should have a foundational understanding of accounting principles with a desire to build your technical skills and knowledge. 


What You’ll Do: 

  • Prepare and assist clients with monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare and assist clients with journal entries and general ledger maintenance
  • Prepare clients year end trial balances
  • Preparation of compiled financial statements and budgeting reports
  • Maintain fixed asset schedules
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Preparation of client sales tax returns
  • Preparation of client payroll tax returns, quarterly and year end
  • Preparation of client annual 1099 informational returns
  • Preparation of personal property declarations
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Provide tax compliance and consulting services to individuals, partnerships and corporations in a variety of industries
  • Demonstrate the ability to efficiently research tax topics of intermediate complexity
  • Assist in managing and developing professional tax staff
  • Help develop, build and manage client relationships
  • Travel onsite to local clients as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned  

What We’re Looking For: 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong client service skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong organization skills
  • Detail-oriented Advanced QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online skills
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, & Outlook
  • Familiarity with cloud-based software application
  • Experience with other general ledger packages a plus   

Your Qualifications 

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting required
  • 1+ years relevant experience
  • CPA a plus 

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

At Anders, taking care of our employees is a top priority. Our welcoming and collaborative culture will make you feel like a part of the team from day one. From professional development opportunities to benefits that directly impact mental, physical and financial wellness, Anders offers unique incentives that enrich your life and facilitate growth, including our Work Flex program which gives you the opportunity to work at our Chesterfield office, our Downtown St. Louis office, adopt a hybrid approach or even switch between these options as you prefer. Learn more about our full benefit offerings and Work Flex program at our Life at Anders page: 


All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.  


For over 55 years, Anders has delivered full-service accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to growth-oriented companies, organizations and individuals. Every day, our partners and staff serve as a catalyst for those striving to achieve their highest potential and carry this mentality on to our clients and community. Ranked #78 on Accounting Today’s List of Top Accounting Firms and continually named a Top Workplace, Anders is a member firm of LEA Global, one of the largest international associations of independent accounting firms. For more information on Anders, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter: @AndersCPA  

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