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Bonadio Group, The Principal Accountant in Pittsford, New York

We have a tremendous opportunity for a Principal Accountant to play a key role on the Small Business Advisory team of the Bonadio Group’s Rochester office. This role requires the ability to continually learn and use new skills, and to work in a high-paced, client-service environment. The opportunity and the path to partnership, in a Top 50 CPA firm, is available for those with the drive and desire.


  • Be responsible for developing and managing client relationships and to identify new business opportunities contributing to growth and development

  • Work with an engagement to team to successfully service clients in multiple industries

  • Overall successful completion of client engagements:

  • Compilations and reviews, and\or

  • Tax compliance, research, correspondence and planning

  • Develop an understanding of our client’s business and aspects of their industry.

  • Review and prepare clear and concise working papers

  • Work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of a situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.

  • Develop effective working relationships with internal and external clients

  • Assist with development and retention of clients, including the ability to cross-sell services

  • Assist clients with special projects such as budgeting and cash flow projections, tax planning and sales tax

  • Deliver projects/engagements on time, within budget and to client's satisfaction

  • Supervise train and mentor staff inclusive of oversight on client engagements and providing evaluative feedback

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelors of Science in Accounting

  • CPA certification

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant recent CPA Firm experience

  • Ability to provide mentoring and leadership to junior staff

  • Ability to develop and sustain business relationships for the purpose of increasing the firms client base

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite inclusive of Outlook

  • Self-starter with the ability to handle and manage multiple priorities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Seek involvement in professional and community organizations

  • Experience with ProSystems FX/Engagement software

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

Hours Of Operation:

  • Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  • Our summer hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Friday

  • We pride ourselves on our flexibility; however the ability to work additional hours will be needed at peak times

At The Bonadio Group, we believe that an inclusive work environment allows all of our people to achieve their greatest potential and the greatest results for our clients and communities. Bonadio is committed to the principle of equal treatment and opportunity for all people. The Firm is committed to fostering and managing diversity in the workplace as an integral part of its practice and service to clients. The Firm values the rich variety of perspectives and experiences offered by those of different backgrounds. This diversity strengthens our institution and enables it to better respond to our clients’ needs in an increasingly global profession.

In the fast-changing accounting industry, The Bonadio Group is always on the cutting edge of growth and innovation. With our great mentoring and training programs, you’ll be exposed to diversity of work, the ability to tackle more interesting issues, and have a path to Partnership. You’ll be working with great people and great clients where you can truly make a difference. Apply online, get on board, and grow with us. You’ll be glad you did!

EOE/AA Disability/Veteran

ID: 2021-2354

External Company Name: Bonadio Group, The

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Street: 171 Sully's Trail