Staff Tax Accountant

  • 765 Ela Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

James Hamlin & Co., P.C. is a licensed CPA firm helping clients maximize their profit potential while achieving and exceeding their business growth goals. In addition to accounting and tax services, James Hamlin & Co. assists clients through its related divisions of payroll, information technology and financial services. Established in 1964, James Hamlin & Co. is a second-generation, family-owned business with nearly 50 employees serving hundreds of businesses and thousands of individuals.

Job Description

If you are a recent graduate or have had some experience in public accounting, this may be a great opportunity for you. Though the work is predominately tax, this position is ideal for the individual looking to get broad exposure to payroll, bookkeeping, compilations and reviews. The Staff Tax Accountant, also known as the Assistant Manager, under the direct supervision of the Account Manager, prepares personal, partnership, and corporate tax returns. In addition, the Assistant Manager manages client relationships and engagements, researches tax compliance matters, reviews financial statements, prepares tax projections, and assists in responding to various taxing authorities. A successful Assistant Manager excels in an environment of continuous improvement; researching, applying, and sharing information at a fast pace. As the link between Bookkeepers and Managers, the Assistant Manager identifies areas for enhancement that will bring value to the client. To do this, it is essential to understand the Bookkeeper position, as well as the Manager position. Not only does the Assistant Manager work with Bookkeepers and Managers, they also work with members from payroll, financial services, and IT. Building a good rapport with clients and co-workers is essential; leading presentations on varied subjects is a requirement. Assistant Managers gain proficiency in a number of software programs, e.g., Microsoft Excel, Word, and Teams, as well as a suite of tax programs. Time pressures, due to various tasks and deadlines, must be managed efficiently in order to be successful in achieving firm goals. Integrity, honesty, dependability, enthusiasm, positivity, resilience, organization, time management, and professionalism are demonstrated daily in this position. In addition to the above, advancement to Manager is available for those that reveal a strong combination of superior technical skills, superior soft skills, confidence, the ability to command respect from clients and co-workers, the aptitude to advise a diverse client base, and holding true to the firm’s vision and values.

Working remotely may be an option, though training will take place in our Lake Zurich and Antioch offices. 

Please include a cover letter. No calls or drop-ins. Only online applicants will be considered.


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA certification or candidate for CPA certification
  • 1-3 years experience – preferred, but not required 
  • Proficient with QuickBooks
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.