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Johnson Lambert
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Megan Mansfield
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Date Posted
May 23, 2019

With over 30 years of experience, Johnson Lambert is one of the nation’s largest
insurance-focused firms that provides audit, tax and consulting services. We pride ourselves on
the excellent reputation we have achieved while serving our clients in the insurance,
not-for-profits, and employee benefit plan industries.

We are currently seeking Tax Associates to join our growing team. As part of the Johnson
Lambert team, you’ll work in an environment where your entrepreneurial spirit will thrive as you
build upon your technical skills, take on leadership opportunities, and collaborate with a highly
motivated workforce and client group.

What’s the job like?
● Actively participate in client engagements from start to finish, including planning,
completing tax projects, and working within a budget
● Research tax issues and consult with clients
● Work with team to develop new ways to solve client business problems
● Actively participate as a team member to complete projects and assigned tasks
● Assist with proposal development and research as directed
● Supervise, train, and mentor new associates and interns on tax processes
● Plan work in appropriate priorities and sequences
● Supervise, train, and mentor new associates and interns on audit processes
● Proactively communicate with appropriate management regarding work status,
schedule requests, and time/budget variances, etc.
● Communicate with clients to resolve tax-related matters
● Manage work time appropriately to ensure client expectations and deadlines are
consistently met
● Develop professional relationships with clients and demonstrate appropriate
behavior at all times at the client site
● Maintain professional standards of the firm and client confidentiality
● Learn about current tax practices and changes in the tax legislation
● Develop technical skills through on the job experience and formal channels, such
as seminars, etc.
● Build strong working relationships at peer and client levels
● Demonstrate an active interest in the business world by keeping abreast of market
trends and business developments (includes external and internal resources –
intranet, financial publications, etc.)
● Maintain professional standards of the firm and client confidentiality

What you’ll need for success:
● Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and requisite hours to sit for the CPA exam
● 0-3 years of experience
● Desire to work in public accounting
● A strong track record of leadership and related extracurricular activities
● Ability to work additional hours as needed

How JL will support you and your career:
● 25 days of paid time off for all professional level employees
● Half-day Fridays during the summer
● Employer-subsidized medical & dental benefits for both employee and family
● 401(k) with employer match
● Financial support for CPA review course and exam fees
● 2 paid days off annually for personal community service activities
● A true “open-door” policy at all levels

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