Senior Accountant - Client Accounting and Advisory Services (CAAS) - Bay Area
Walnut Creek, CA  / San Jose, CA  / Novato, CA 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

We are looking for detail-oriented Senior Accountants to join the Client Accounting and Advisory Services (CAAS) practice in our Bay Area offices. As a member of CLA's CAAS practice, you will be a member of the CLA client service team and will work directly with our clients to provide customized accounting services to support them as they manage and grow their business or organization.

In this role, you will work independently at client locations supported and supervised by a CLA Controller. You will be responsible for a variety of accounting, financial and operational services for our clients including processing complex transactions, completing account reconciliations, closing accounting periods, drafting financial statements, and supporting our clients' accounting functions.

This position provides an outstanding opportunity to grow your career as you contribute to the success of clients' businesses or organizations.

This is a full-time, long-term career opportunity serving multiple CLA clients on a permanent, part-time basis; it is not an outsourced temporary position.

Job Description:

  • Complete non-complex and some complex account reconciliations and record transactions as part of the monthly, quarterly, and annual adjusting and closing process.
  • Apply GAAP (FASB/SFAS) related to our clients' specific industries.
  • Prepare and review the general ledger, financial statements and required work papers.
  • Assist with preparing and reviewing financial and statistical reports, analyzing for unusual items and notifying team leaders when necessary.
  • Prepare and review payroll and payroll tax reporting.
  • Assist annually with preparation for the independent auditors.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the financial operations of industry specific engagements.
  • Identify accounting errors, research technical issues, and proactively resolve issues.
  • Assist with projects related to due diligence, system selection, and other consulting.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field OR Associates degree in Accounting or related field plus 2 years of accounting experience OR Associates in unrelated field plus Accounting Certificate plus 5 years of accounting experience.
  • 2+ years relative work experience as a staff or senior accountant or equivalent. Public accounting experience preferred.
  • Aptitude to develop a thorough working knowledge of accounting software and systems. QuickBooks experience is strongly preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency with applicable software (including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, etc).
  • Ability to travel to local client sites.


  • Proven success in managing work and key client relationships to exceed client expectations.
  • Strong organization skills/goal orientation/self-motivation.
  • Ability to handle pressure in a positive professional manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Communication that is clear, concise, and considerate of the needs of others.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and value the different contributions people make.

Our Perks:

  • Flexible PTO (designed to offer flexible time away for you!)
  • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Mental health coverage
  • Quarterly Wellness stipend
  • Fertility benefits
  • Complete list of benefits here

The wage range for this position is: $70,000 to $109,000 USD Annual.

Factors such as geography, experience, education, skills, and knowledge may impact position of pay within the range.

The application window for this position is anticipated to close 30 days from the posted date or once the position has been filled.


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Wellness at CLA

To support our CLA family members, we focus on their physical, financial, social, and emotional well-being and offer comprehensive benefit options that include health, dental, vision, 401k and much more.

To view a complete list of benefits click here.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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