Client Accounting Services (CAS) Professional

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM)

Summary of Responsibilities 

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), an accounting and business advisory firm that serves clients throughout Washington, DC, Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region, is currently seeking a dedicated Client Accounting Services Professional with 3+ years of public accounting experience to help our clients in the automotive, non-profit and real estate industries.  You will provide the following functions for our clients: 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the monthly financial statements, including account analysis, financial reporting and variance analysis.
  • Assist with client accounts payable and accounts receivable activities.
  • Maintain general accounting systems to provide records of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions.
  • Research, analyze and document general accounting matters.
  • Conduct general ledger operations, including processing, monitoring and tracking general ledger transactions as well as preparing and posting journal entries
  • Process payroll and related monthly, quarterly, and annual returns.
  • Preparation of basic federal corporate (C and S), partnership returns, and individual income tax returns.
  • Preparation of book and tax depreciation schedules including proper classification of assets.
  • Perform other accounting and tax duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • Contribute to team effort to achieve optimal customer satisfaction.
  • Work with varying levels of personnel and management, both inside and outside the accounting department to ensure appropriate analysis of issues and conclusion of accounting matters.
  • Support monitoring and validation efforts for internal controls and adherence to US GAAP.
  • Provide hands on support for varying projects.

 Other Functions 

  • Possess time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate industry expertise.
  • Assist with recruitment and training of other CAS personnel.
  • Develop entrepreneurial approach to client service and good working relationships with client personnel.
  • Maintain contacts with peers, develops network of business contacts, meets with prospective clients, and cultivates referrals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications 

  • At least three years of recent relevant public accounting, tax or review experience. / OR 3+ years of experience as an Accountant with experience in audits, financial reports and moderate to complex month end closings.
  • Strong knowledge of overall financial and internal controls to support a GAAP compliant environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or another related program.
  • Advanced degree (generally law or master’s in taxation, finance) is strongly desired.
  • CPA Certification is strongly desired.
  • Proficiency in use of computers and accounting software programs (QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, Xero, CCH Suite, ProSystem fx Tax, etc.) /OR Quick learner of new software
  • Advanced MS Office: Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Analytical skill.
  • Ability to manage multiple client engagements and prioritize work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Must be a team player and willing to work in a dynamic environment. 

At CBM, it is our goal to hire talented, energetic people who are enthusiastic about what they do. We offer a mentorship program to encourage individuals to grow professionally and develop in their careers. CBM offers today’s accounting professionals opportunity for advancement in a fast-paced environment that allows both for professional success and work-life balance.

CBM offers a diverse, flexible work environment and we are proud to offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, growth opportunity and a team-oriented office environment.

Become part of a winning team!

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter via our career site at

** CBM is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity and inclusiveness **  

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